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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Eric Garcetti Commends Tom Cataldo, BVC

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http://youtu.be/64rMrDcxBYQ Eric Garcetti Commends Tom Cataldo, Founder of Better Vision For Children Foundation The City of Los Angeles Presented on Jan. 11, 2013, a resolution of thanks, signed by the Mayor and the entire CIty Council. Commending the Non Profit for it's 26 incredible years of testing for and preventing blindness causing issues with young children. VISIT-- BVCsite.com for more details and to donate to this worthwhile cause.
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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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