4074.0 Children's Vision and Eye Care Needs

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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
Nita Patel, OD, MPH

Experience from school-based vision clinic designed to serve the Chicago Public Schools
Sandra Block, OD, Valarie Conrad, OD, MPH, ARM and Melissa Suckow, OD
Visual Impairment and Use of Eye Care Services among U.S. Children
Asel Ryskulova, MD, PhD, MPH, Rebecca Hines, MHS and Mary Frances Cotch, PhD

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Organized by: Vision Care Section
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, School Health Education and Services

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

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