4242.0 Vision Screening and Eye Health Promotion

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 12:30 PM
Preventive management and disease treatment of visual health care consumes approximately 3% of the US health care budget, and easily correctable visual health problems are a major contributor to quality of life and productivity losses world wide. This session provides perspectives on eye care education and national objectives in vision loss prevention and eye health promotion.
Session Objectives: 1) Demonstrate the needs and focuses of eye care education 2) Describe a better understanding of national eye health objectives
Asel Ryskulova, MD, PhD, MPH

12:30 PM
Final Review of Healthy People 2010 Vision objectives: Are We There Yet?
Asel Ryskulova, MD, MPH, Rosemary Janiszewski, MS, CHES, Mary Frances Cotch, PhD, Richard Klein, MPH, Rebecca Hines, MHS and Shelly Heath-Watson, MA
12:50 PM
On-Site Vision Care for Preschoolers in Boston Head Start Programs
Jennifer Palladino, BSN, Karen McManemin, MPH, Katherine Majzoub, RN, MBA, Paulette Tattersall, Dip Pharm, MSc, Catherine A. Johnson, OD, Stacy Lyons, OD, Bruce Moore, OD and Karine Martirosyan, MD, MPH
1:10 PM
Raising awareness about diabetic eye disease in Hispanic/Latino communities to prevent vision loss from diabetes
Marcela Aguilar, MHS, Neyal J. Ammary-Risch, MPH, CHES and Leslie Quiroz, MA
1:30 PM
Effect of poor health literacy on eye examination behavior
Nancy J. Ellish, DrPH and Renee Royak-Schaler, PhD

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