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For Pediatric Ophthalmologist


L. Procell

CEF/AAPOS’s mission and our unwavering focus today are the same as in 1970: to be a leading public voice promoting early detection and treatment of eye conditions in children through the trustworthy authority of AAPOS, and to foster the education and research of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus experts so that children can get the best care possible – to eliminate preventable blindness in children.

Since 1970, CEF/AAPOS has raised over $3 million in funding and implemented programs that have supported pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus-expert training, education and research, and provided public education to promote early detection and expert care of vision-threatening eye diseases.

Learn About Our Programs

Travel grants, research grants, and awards are just a taste of the comprehensive programs that support the pediatric ophthalmology profession.

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Advocate for Early
Vision Screening

Click the button below to download the Screen Eyes Early Toolkit

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Children’s Eye Foundation of AAPOS was founded by pediatric ophthalmologists (the same founding fathers that created AAPOS). CEF/AAPOS was purposefully created for the profession of pediatric ophthalmology to improve eye care in children. “We want to get more children screened and into the care of a pediatric ophthalmologist so they can be treated when treatment is not only possible but has the greatest chance of being successful.”

– Dr. David Epley, President of CEF/AAPOS, Past President of AAPOS


The Children’s Eye Foundation (CEF) and AAPOS would like to invite applications for the CEF/AAPOS Research Grant

The Children’s Eye Foundation of AAPOS awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. The first CEF/AAPOS Research grant was awarded in 1975, and since then CEF/AAPOS has funded over $1 million of research related to children’s eyesight. Click here to see a list of projects funded. Research adds to the scientific groundwork that makes it possible to detect, correct, and give treatment that can eliminate preventable vision loss from serious childhood eye conditions.

The 2018 grant cycle is now closed. 2018 recipients will be announced in November 2018. The 2019 grant window will open in May 2019.

Discover the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus


Hall of Fame


These are the Heros. The Best of the Best.

Learn about extraordinary people who devoted their lives to improving vision care for children, so that children could have a life with good sight.Discover the magnificent scientific discoveries in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus that have opened doors to better care of children’s eye and vision health and of adults with strabismus.


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CEF/AAPOS News & Events

Happy Halloween from CEF!!!

  Happy Halloween from the Children’s Eye Foundation!   Encore Post! Halloween is such a fun time for so many families and we hope our helpful information will make your holiday the best one yet!   Fall is such a fun time and Halloween is a big part of celebrating the season! As we’re helping...
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Meet Caitlin! A Young Pianist Supporting CEF!

  Meet Caitlin! A Young Pianist Supporting CEF!   Caitlin’s concert was a huge success! And the Children’s Eye Foundation is grateful to her supporters who helped raise a total amount over $3,600! Thank you Caitlin!!   One of the best parts of the Children’s Eye Foundation of AAPOS is getting to hear from families...
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Brooklyn & Finn: How Vision Screening Saved Their Sight by Guest Author Jill Bonner

  The Children’s Eye Foundation is honored to share the following story of Brooklyn and Finn,  a super cute sister and brother who have both been greatly impacted by vision screening.  A very big thank you to their mom, Jill Bonner for sharing with us!  We hope that hearing stories like this will urge parents...
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