Do you know a children’s vision advocate?
Nominate them for the 2020 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award from the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness. The award honors an individual or group making significant contributions to the field of children’s vision and eye health.
Join Prevent Blindness for our virtual Focus on Eye Health National Summit
Our premier Summit is going virtual on Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 from Noon – 3pm Eastern.
Covid-19 Resource Links
We at the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health hope that you are healthy and safe. This newsletter offers resources on the Covid-19 virus, children’s vision and eye health, and more general resources for parents and professionals to use during this difficult time. Please note that the newsletter contains links that may take viewers to an external source. Prevent Blindness is not responsible for the content or functionality of external source websites.
Looking for guidelines for vision screening when your early childhood education, schools and other program re-open?
We at the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness are collaborating with our national partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to develop parent/caregiver education, vision screening, and referral protocols based on best practices during COVID-19. We will circle back when our guidance work is completed. In the interim, do not hesitate to contact us with additional questions to help ensure we answer all questions from the field.
Covid-19 Resources for Professionals from our partners
Resources for families and caregivers
Now that summer is almost here and home-schooling is almost done, it’s time to think about keeping your children’s (and your own) eyes safe in the sun, over 4th of July and in your home.
Check out our Prevent Blindness resources:
Resources from our partners
Keeping eyes healthy: Many children are spending more and more time in front of screens for learning: the American Academy of Ophthalmology offers recommends for easing eye strain, including the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, look at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
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Guidance from the CDC
Keeping Children Healthy While School’s Out
Did you know that nutrition is important for keeping your eyes healthy?
Keeping children’s bodies healthy
Talking with your child about Covid-19
Resources for talking with children about the virus and many activity ideas while children are at home
Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting from Covid-19
Accessible Education Resources for children with low vision
If you have news items for our next newsletter, please forward them to Donna Fishman, NCCVEH Director, at [email protected]