3274.0 Children's Vision and Eye Care Needs

Monday, October 31, 2011: 12:30 PM
Children's eye and vision health were targeted for improvement by Healthy People 2010 and 2020. Failure to recognize visual problems is common: children rarely complain, signs and symptoms are frequently absent, and screening programs are variable and sporadic in many areas of the US and the world. Comprehensive strategies require an organized approach to screening, diagnosis and treatment, and should aim to maximize children's visual function to best promote learning and development.
Session Objectives: 1) Identify risk factors and needs for children 2) Discuss public health implications of children's eye health promotion 3) Describe effective interventions with children and families
Renee O. Mika, OD, FAAO

12:50 PM
Agreement over Time of Parent's and Children's Report of Eyeglasses Wear and Visual Activities
Mabel Crescioni, JD, DrPH(c), Dawn Messer, OD MPH, Loraine Sinott, PhD and Daniel Twelker, OD PhD
1:10 PM
Massachusetts Pilot: National Center For Children's Vision And Eye Health
Bruce Moore, OD, Jean E. Ramsey, MD,MPH, Katherine Majzoub, RN, MBA, Catherine A. Johnson, OD, Stacy A. Lyons, OD, Tom Miller, Rashmi Dayalu, MPH, Paula Dobrow, RN, MSN and Karin McClure, BS
1:30 PM
Evidence to support a national model for children's eye care
Gwendolyn Camacho-Hughes, Director and Jeffrey Haddox, President

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Organized by: Vision Care Section
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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