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The Year of Children's Vision
Children’s Vision Information, Resources, Conference Presentations and Webinars

These children’s vision resources were compiled and curated as part of the Year of Children’s Vision in partnership with the National Head Start Association, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the Good-Lite Company and SchoolHealth in an initiative called the Year of Children’s Vision (YOCV.) The goal of YOCV is to provide national guidance to staff of Head Start programs and other early childhood educators to standardize approaches to vision screening, improve follow-up for eye care for children who fail the vision screening, provide family friendly educational information and consult with some of the nation’s leading pediatric eye care providers to ensure best practices.

Vision Screening Guidelines by Age

Small Steps for Big Vision: An Eye Health Information Tool Kit for Parents and Caregivers

Children’s Vision and Eye Health in the United States: A Snapshot of National issues 2020

Vision screening: A fact sheet for early care and education programs

Annual Vision Health Program Evaluation Checklist

How to Create a Strong Vision Health System of Care (REVISED)

Glossary of vision terms

AAPOS Vision Terms and Conditions

Star Pupils Eye Health and Safety Curriculum

The Star Pupils curricula have been aligned with National Health, National Science and National Physical Education Standards. Grades K-2 Curriculum provides interesting and fun facts about vision and encourages students to protect their eyes. The three modules can be used to complete a single, longer classroom session on eye health and safety or divided into three shorter classroom lessons.

Conferences

2017 NHSA Annual Conference 

We are pleased to provide you with this series of presentations from the 2017 NHSA Annual Conference designed to bring excellence to your vision screening and eye health programs! Learn from nationally recognized eye care providers and public health leaders the information you need to develop and implement a strong Children’s Vision Health System of Care. This series of presentations includes:

Putting Healthy Vision in Sight- Critical Steps for Your Program
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Birth to Three Study: Evaluation of a novel vision screening tool for detection of vision disorders.
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Implementing an Instrument-Based Vision Screening Program? What You Need to Know
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2014 NHSA Annual Conference

The Year of Children’s Vision is pleased to provide you with this series of presentations from the 2014 NHSA Annual Conference designed to bring excellence to your vision screening and eye health programs! Learn from nationally recognized eye care providers and public health leaders the information you need to develop and implement a strong, 12-component, Vision Health System of Care- even when vision screening is conducted by volunteers or outside agencies. This series of presentations includes (1) critical questions to answer about vision development in Early Head Start and other birth to 3 programs, (2) considerations for children with special health care needs, (3) results of the NHSA national vision screening survey, and (4) how parents want to be engaged in follow-up eye care for their children.

Vision Trauma and Common Early Childhood Vision Disorders – Jean E. Ramsey, MD
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Which Children Should Bypass Vision Screening and Go To An Eye Exam – Reena Patel, OD, and P. Kay Nottingham Chaplin, EdD
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NHSA Vision Screening Survey and Parent Focus Group Results – What’s Working and What Needs Work – Jean E. Ramsey, MD, MPH, and Kira Baldonado
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Building a Strong Vision Health System of Care: Components and – P. Kay Nottingham Chaplin, EdD, and Kira Baldonado
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Webinars

Year of Children’s Vision Webinar Series: Developing a Strong Vision Health System (Part II), March 28, 2014
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N1aphXq8Qg

The Affordable Care Act and Children with Vision and Eye Health Needs, January 14, 2014
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Why Do Children Need Vision Screenings? – Wednesday, November 21, 2013
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Color Vision Deficiency

Fact Sheets on Children’s Vision and Eye Health Topics

Family Fact sheet

Finding an eye care provider

Your Child’s Sight