Vision in China

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Poor vision more common in China's well-off kids: study February 5, 2015 A study involving 20,000 children in China said Thursday that poor kids are far less likely to be nearsighted than their wealthier peers. Nearsightedness, or myopia, was twice as prevalent in the middle-income province of Shaanxi—where students have greater access to books that require close-up focusing—compared to the poorer neighboring province of Gansu, said research in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Researchers said the findings are based on one of the largest population-based studies ever conducted on nearsightedness in children. The scientific team included Chinese government agencies and universities and experts from Stanford University in California. They tested the vision of fourth and fifth grade students, those in the nine- to 11-year-old range. More…
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Vision Screening

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Free screening at Mercedes-Benz at La Palma Avenue in Anaheim Hills The Better Vision for Children Foundation (BVC Foundation) held a free eye screening for children on September 7, 2013, at Mercedes-Benz of Anaheim in Anaheim Hills from 9 am to 5 pm. The screening was intended for children from 0 to 5 years old, but nobody was turned away based on age. What most parents are unaware of is the importance of screening children before preschool for serious, sometimes life-threatening diseases such as diabetes, amblyopia, cancer, and autism. Recent studies have shown how early detection helps autistic children overcome sight and verbal issues that could help with learning and communication. The BVC Foundation hopes to improve the sight and quality of life for all children by sponsoring this free…
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Prevent Blindness and Autism

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                 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 in the U.S. and Mexico for since 1985. The purpose of BVC is to prevent blindness and autism through our program of mass testing, thanks to supporter donations and sponsors. Our other programs include education awareness and funding Anti - Bullying and suicide prevention messages. In order to understand the probable common causes of bullying you must realize that wearing glasses is the “number one” reason of bullying. Approximately 15%–20% of children are at risk…
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