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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A Clearer Vision

A Clearer Vision

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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. [caption id="attachment_186" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rayden Feghali, 3, of Irvine flashes his pirate face during a vision screening, as his mom Marcella, and grandpa Fouad Feghali, watch. The free testing for infants and preschoolers was sponsored by the Better Vision for Children Foundation.[/caption] Rayden Feghali, 3, held on tightly to his Disney light-up glow sword. He was unsure of what the camera in front of him was doing. Then he caught a glimpse of his face on its preview screen – his eyes were lit up bright orange. He smiled and so did his mother, Marcella Feghali.…
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Myths About Lazy Eye (amblyopia) & Eye Cancer (retinoblastoma)

Myths About Lazy Eye (amblyopia) & Eye Cancer (retinoblastoma)

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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 one of the leading causes of infant death. In many cases the eye(s) are removed to prevent the spread of cancer and the child still dies. The Better Vision for Children screenings are described here by world renowned amblyopia expert, Salvatore Stella, M.D. Amblyopia, in its several types, is now the leading cause of permanent vision loss in the United States. Amblyopia and retinoblastoma incapacitate or blind about 500,000 children each year and have already…
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American Optometric Association (AOA) Recommendations

American Optometric Association (AOA) Recommendations

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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 administered vision testing / screening programs should be used to help identify children in need of critical vision care.
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Amblyopia (“Lazy eye”)

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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 refractive error such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism 1 in 20,000 children have retinoblastoma (intraocular cancer) the seventh most common pediatric cancer
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Amblyopia in Children: What It Is and How It Is Treated

Amblyopia in Children: What It Is and How It Is Treated

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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 most common cause of vision problems in children. Causes & Risk Factors What causes amblyopia? Anything that happens to blur a child’s vision or cause the eyes to become crossed may cause amblyopia. For example, children who have strabismus (also called “crossed eyes”), cataracts, a droopy eyelid or who need glasses to see better may get amblyopia. All babies are born with poor eyesight. As babies grow, their eyesight gets better. In order to develop…
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