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Template (English) letter to parents / guardians from school
Template (Spanish) letter to parents / guardians from school
Testimonial form (English)
Testimonial form (Spanish)
Study about amblyopia and learning
Vision Screening: Program Models
EyeSpy 20/20 Validation Study
PBA Statement on Screening
Vision Affects Literacy
Benefits of Providing Glasses
Impact of Vision Care
PBA Statement on Screening
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FIND AN EYE DOCTOR

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus can assist with finding an vision health professional.

RESOURCES & SUPPORT

All About Vision - http://www.allaboutvision.com This website was launched in January 2000 to provide consumers with an independent source of trustworthy information on eye health and vision correction options.

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)  - http://www.aapos.org The organization's goals are to advance the quality of children's eye care, support the training of pediatric ophthalmologists, support research activities in pediatric ophthalmology, and advance the care of adults with strabismus. The mission of AAPOS is to promote the highest quality medical and surgical eye care worldwide for children and for adults with strabismus.

Arizona Department of Health Services  - GD-100-PHS-WCH: Vision Screening Guidelines for Children The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) works to improve health outcomes of all children in Arizona. As the state agency charged with responsibility for overseeing children’s health issues, the Department supports actions for the benefit of children’s health by setting programmatic policy and making procedural recommendations. These guidelines were developed with the advice and contributions of the ADHS Vision Screening Guidelines Task Force. A facilitated process of reviewing professional recommendations and related literature was conducted over three meetings in 2009 and 2010. A final review was conducted by a panel of stakeholders with interest and experience in vision screening of children.

Association for Retinopathy of Prematurity and Related Diseaseshttp://www.ropard.org The Mission of the Vision Research ROPARD Foundation is to support research, programs and services designed to prevent, treat and/or provide adaptive resources to patients of all ages affected by vision threatening retinal disease and their family members through research, educational programs for patients, family members, general public, physician educational programs, and community support programs; such as, the Children’s Low Vision Resource Center.

Children’s Eye Foundationhttp://childrenseyefoundation.org For more than forty years, the Children's Eye Foundation has been dedicated to our mission to the elimination of preventable blindness in children through educational programs and advocacy.

Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairment - http://dgckids.org The mission of the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments is to help children who are blind or visually impaired reach their full potential through family-centered and specialized services and support. The center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

EyeSmart - http://www.geteyesmart.org Provides trusted, valuable and medically accurate information about eye diseases, conditions and injuries, tips to maintaining healthy vision, and educates the public about the importance of eye health and empowers them to preserve healthy vision.

Eye Care 4 Kids - https://eyecare4kids.org Eye Care 4 Kids provides professional eyecare to low income, visually impaired children and underserved families.

Foundation Fighting Blindnesshttp://www.blindness.org The Foundation provides information and outreach programs for patients, families and professionals. The mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.

Institute for Families - Providing help for families of children with vision losshttp://instituteforfamilies.org Institute for Families is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing counseling and support services to families of children diagnosed with vision loss. All services are provided at no cost to families and professionals.

Lighthouse International - http://www.lighthouseguild.org NYC based organization provides information and services to those with low vision. The Lighthouse sells products through its on-line Low Vision Store.

Lions Clubs International - http://www.lionsclubs.org Community service organization with special dedication to the needs of those with low vision. Lions Clubs support vision screenings, eyeglass recycling, guide dogs, and other programs. The Web site includes a locator to find local and international clubs.

National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research - http://www.eyeresearch.org NAEVR is a non-profit advocacy group that encourages public education and funding for vision-related research and Advocates for Increased Federal Funding for Eye and Vision Research.

National Association for the Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI) - http://www.napvi.org NAVPI is a nonprofit organization by and for parents that helps parents find information and locate resources for their children. It also advocates on a national level for the resources necessary to educate children with visual impairments.

National Eye Institute - https://nei.nih.gov NIH center whose mission is to protect and prolong eyesight of Americans. Website has information on diseases as well as treatments, current research, and relevant news.

National Federation of the Blind - https://nfb.org National Federation of the Blind offers publications, resources and support for the low vision and blind community.

Project Vision Hawaii - http://projectvisionhawaii.org Project VISION is a mobile screening unit that provides free vision screenings and advocates for the early detection of eye diseases and disorders.

Prevent Blindness Americahttp://www.preventblindness.org Prevent Blindness America is a national organization that supports research, provides education, advocacy, and vision screenings.

Research to Prevent Blindnesshttp://www.rpbusa.org/rpb/ Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) is the leading voluntary health organization supporting eye research directed at the prevention, treatment or eradication of all diseases that threaten vision.

Sight Savers Internationalhttp://www.sightsavers.org Sight Savers International provides tools, training, education, and advocacy on an international level to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people to live independently with vision loss.

The Vision of Children Foundationhttp://www.visionofchildren.org The Vision of Children Foundation (VOC) is a non-profit organization that funds cutting-edge research focused on developing treatments and/or finding cures for hereditary blindness. They provide education and support for a worldwide network of families affected by vision disorders, and provide state-of-the-art handheld video magnifiers to assist low-vision students in U.S. schools.

Vision To Learn - http://visiontolearn.org Vision To Learn provides children with free eye exams and free glasses by bringing its mobile eye clinics to schools and to other neighborhood youth and community organizations.

WonderBaby.org - http://www.wonderbaby.org WonderBaby.org is dedicated to helping parents of young children with visual impairments as well as children with multiple disabilities. You'll find a database of articles written by parents who want to share with others what they've learned about playing with and teaching a blind child, as well as links to meaningful resources and ways to connect with other families.

eyeglassES assistance

Sight for Students - http://www.sightforstudents.org Sight for Students is a Vision Service Plan (VSP) program that provides free eye exams and glasses to low income and uninsured children 18 years and younger.

New Eyes for the Needy - http://www.neweyesfortheneedy.org New Eyes for the Needy provides vouchers for the purchase of new prescription eyeglasses.

exam assistance

EyeCare America - http://eyecareamerica.org The EyeCare America Children’s EyeCare Program educates parents and primary care providers about the importance of early childhood eye care (newborn through 36 months of age).

VISION USA - http://www.aoa.org/visionusa.xml Coordinated by the American Optometric Association (AOA), Vision USA provides basic eye examinations to Americans in need, and is currently available in 39 states and the District of Columbia. AOA member optometrists donate their services at no cost.

Local Lions Clubs - Club Locator http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/find-a-club.php A local Lions club in or near your community may sponsor a program that may help you obtain or buy corrective eyewear or obtain eye health care.

Mission Cataract USA - http://www.missioncataractUSA.org Mission Cataract USA is a program providing free cataract surgery to people of all ages who have no other means to pay.

InfantSEE® - http://www.infantsee.org InfantSee is a public health program designed to ensure early detection of eye conditions in babies. Member optometrists provide a comprehensive eye and vision assessment for infants within the first year of life regardless of a family’s income or access to insurance coverage.

health coverage

Insure Kids Nowhttp://www.insurekidsnow.gov Free or low-cost health insurance coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).