Articles Related To Vision Disorders, Treatments & BVC
At BVC, we know how desperately many children of all ages need treatment for a variety of conditions that can rob them of their eyesight unless they get medical attention. Below we have compiled a list of articles that deal with the subject of eye diseases, treatments & BVC.
Better Vision … Better Life… Better Vision For Children Foundation (BVC) is a non-profit charity offering free comprehensive vision testing for infants and preschoolers, working to prevent and cure partial or total blindness resulting from amblyopia (Lazy Eye), Autism and Eye Cancer. BVC is a 100% volunteer organization that has screened over 300,000 children […]
By Kendra Ablaza, Orange County Register Writer A free screening is among efforts in O.C. to get youngsters’ eyes checked. Waiting for a child to speak up could be too late, one expert says. Rayden Feghali, 3, held on tightly to his Disney light-up glow sword. He was unsure of what the camera in front […]
There are many myths about what is commonly referred to as Lazy Eye (amblyopia) and eye cancer (retinoblastoma). Here are the facts: Every state, county, city and school district can save eyesight, money and even the lives of some pre-verbal children, with a one-second eye test most jurisdictions know nothing about yet. Retinoblastoma is now […]
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Facts According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 3 -4% of children in America has received eye care services before the age of six.
American Optometric Association (AOA) Recommendations The American Optometric Association (AOA) supports early vision evaluations and regularly scheduled vision testing. AOA also states that asymptomatic/risk free children should have a comprehensive examination at age 3, again before first grade and every 2 years after at the very least. They also strongly suggest that well-designed and properly […]
Amblyopia (“Lazy eye”) 1 in 30 children will be affected by amblyopia – referred to as “lazy eye” Amblyopia is a leading cause of vision loss in people younger than 45 years 1 in 25 will develop strabismus – known as crossed-eyes – a significant risk factor for amblyopia 1 in 33 will show significant […]
Informative article written by the staff of familydoctor.org on Amblyopia Amblyopia Overview What is amblyopia? Amblyopia (say this: “am-blee-oh-pee-ah”) is an eye problem that causes loss of or poor vision in one or both of a child’s eyes. Amblyopia usually affects only one of the eyes, but sometimes it can affect both. Amblyopia is the […]