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ACHIEVE Children’s Health Initiative

The National Optometric Association (NOA) and the National Children’s Center for Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) at Prevent Blindness are partnering to raise awareness of the importance of vision for children:

  • How vision impacts child development and learning
  • The importance of vision screening
  • The importance of comprehensive eye examinations

The ACHIEVE campaign–All Children’s Health Initiative for Eye and Vision Excellence–is targeted to minority parents to learn more about how to care for children’s vision.

Check out our social media messages running from August through October 2020 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram


Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month events co-sponsored by NOA and NCCVEH

NOA Children’s Vision Webinars

NOA will sponsor webinars in August, September and October featuring NOA members:

Wednesday August 26, 2020 from 1-1:30pm EST — Dr. Ed Marshall- Envisioning the Vision Health of US Children
Envisioning the Vision Health of U.S. Children: Presentation Slides

Wednesday September 9, 2020 from 1-1:30pm EST  —  Dr. Stephanie Johnson-Brown, The impact of vision care on learning and behavior
The Impact of Vision Care on Learning and Behavior: Presentation Slides

Wednesday September 23, 2020 from 1-1:30pm EST — Dr. Ruth Shoge, Warning signs and symptoms in children’s vision
Warning Signs & Symptoms in Children’s Vision Presentation Slides

 Wednesday October 14, 2020 ( after Academy) from 1-1:30 EST   —   Dr. Janette Pepper, Common Eye Diseases in Children
Common Eye Diseases in Children, Presentation Slides

Prevent Blindness will host a webinar on Wednesday October 28, 2020 from 1-1:30pm EST :  Resources for Children’s Vision
Resources for Children’s Vision, Presentation Slides

Register for the webinars.

Common Children's Vision Problems


Small Steps for Big Vision

The Tool Kit is designed for parents and caregivers of young children.

Through short fact sheets, videos and presentations, you will learn:

  1. The importance of good vision for your children’s learning and development
  2. Why it’s so important to arrange and attend an eye examination if or when your children do not pass vision screening
  3. Why it’s important to follow your eye doctor’s advice and suggestions for their child (e.g., buy prescribed glasses and attend follow-up eye doctor visits)
  4. Some tips for YOU as parents/caregivers to care for your own vision and eye health and get your eyes examined

Please share these infographics widely in August, September and October and use the hashtags #childrenseyehealthandsafetymonth, #eyehealth, and #AchieveMore

ACHIEVE Infographics

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ACHIEVE Spanish Infographics


ACHIEVE Spanish message 1 Spanish ACHIEVE Message 6 Spanish ACHIEVE Message 5

Spanish ACHIEVE Message 4 Spanish ACHIEVE Message 3 https://nationalcenter.preventblindness.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/08/Spanish-ACHIEVE-Message-3.jpg

Spanish ACHIEVE Message 7

About National Optometric Association

Founded in 1969, the National Optometric Association has a mission of “advancing the
visual health of minority populations”. With membership of over 800, including students at
23 schools and colleges of optometry, the NOA is the nation’s largest professional
organization representing minority optometrists. The NOA is dedicated to improving the quality and accessibility of eye care in underserved minority communities.

About Prevent Blindness

With a mission to prevent blindness and preserve sight, Prevent Blindness was founded in 1908. Prevent Blindness is the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. The mission of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) is to improve the systems that address children’s vision and eye health through uniform implementation of successful screening and eye health programs, increased follow-up to eye care and treatment, improved surveillance, and stakeholder engagement.