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For Pediatric Ophthalmologists


L. Procell

CEF/FAAPOS’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/FAAPOS 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.

Download the Toolkit

Children’s Eye Foundation of AAPOS was founded by pediatric ophthalmologists (the same founding fathers that created AAPOS). CEF/FAAPOS 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.”

K. David Epley, MD–Former President of CEF/FAAPOS, Past President of AAPOS

Children’s Eye Foundation of AAPOS Research Grant

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

The Children’s Eye Foundation of AAPOS awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. The first CEF/FAAPOS Research grant was awarded in 1975, and since then CEF/FAAPOS has funded over $1 million of research related to children’s eyesight. Click here to see a list of projects funded. The 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.


Apply Now for the 2019 Research Grant!

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/FAAPOS News & Events

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“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”                         –Robert Siltanen CEF and AAPOS thrive today because our DNA is marked by people who had the courage and conviction to create magnificent change – to create a subspecialty to make life better for children and for...
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Meet SeeMore, CEF’s New All-Seeing Mascot

SeeMore is a smart, spunky owl perched high above to help spot the silent, sneaky thief of kids’ sight: amblyopia. SeeMore also helps CEF spread information to young parents wondering how to keep their child’s eyes healthy, and to people seeking information about a curious symptom or to learn about an eye condition.   SeeMore...
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A Simple Screening Can Save Sight

Amblyopia steals sight. It is the #1 cause of preventable permanent vision loss in children in the US.  It is so sneaky it can hide from even the most attentive parents and pediatricians. CEF’s mascot, SeeMore is perched above, reminding parents to SCREEN EYES EARLY (SEE).  Vision screening can spot amblyopia and other diseases early,...
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