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
A.C.H.I.E.V.E. will sponsor webinars in August, September and October featuring NOA members:
- Dr. Ed Marshall, Envisioning the Vision Health of US Children
- Dr. Stephanie Johnson-Brown, The impact of vision care on learning and behavior
- Dr. Ruth Shoge, Warning signs and symptoms in children’s vision
- Dr. Janette Pepper, Common Eye Diseases in Children
Dates will be posted soon. Check page on this page.
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.