24Kg Gold Plated Mountain Bike

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Help The Better Vision for Children Foundation by purchasing this amazing jewelled sculptured magnificent Objet d'Art:The 24K Gold Plated Extreme Mountain Bike, inlaid with a thousand Diamonds and Sapphires. [caption id="attachment_460" align="alignleft" width="150"] Gold plated with thousands of real diamonds and sapphires.[/caption] This Bike is a very unique, one of a kind, collectors item, and has taken over a year to painstakingly produce and is a real showpiece and definitely a huge attraction, because of its astounding aesthetic beauty: This is a piece of Fine Art.  A jewelled sculptured magnificent Objet d'Art, the 24K Gold Plated Extreme Mountain Bike. This bike will be purchased for $1M to benefit BVC. The purchaser will get a full Tax benefit since BVC is a non-profit, and the bike will be sold for a…
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BVC – Autism and Connection to Vision Problems

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http://youtu.be/xAB7Rd_PWjQ Better Vision for Children Foundation - Autism and Connection to Vision Problems Purpose and Goal of the Better Vision for Children Foundation - Saving Lives and Eyes of Children. Screening eyes as early as possible (before children turn 3, if possible), will identify and prevent various problems; including but not limited to cancer, blindness, autism, etc.
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1 in 68 Kids Has Autism

1 in 68 Kids Has Autism

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1 in 68 Kids Has Autism, CDC Says (Source: ABC News, Diane Sawyer) One in 68 kids has autism, according to new study that suggests the developmental disorder is on the rise. The sobering new stat, based on 2010 data released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, represents a 29 percent increase in autism prevalence since 2008 and a 62 percent increase since 2006. One in 42 boys and one in 189 girls fall on the autism spectrum, according to the study. “The number of children identified with autism continues to increase and the characteristics of these children have changed over time,” said study author Coleen Boyle, director of the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. “While progress has been made, there is…
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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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List of Supporters

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Supporters of The Better Vision For Children Foundation [caption id="attachment_391" align="aligncenter" width="150"] Stevie Wonder[/caption] [caption id="attachment_393" align="aligncenter" width="115"] Larry King[/caption] Your Help Is Needed To Prevent Blindness! Join The Growing List of BVC Sponsors: Stevie Wonder Larry King Merrill Lynch ACS Wireless, Inc. Child Development Associates, Inc. Elder Avenue Preschool Guardian Program, Inc. Gray, Cary, Ware & Freindenrich IBM Johnson Travel Network Men´s Wearhouse Stomp Off Records Wal-Mart West, Turnquist & Schmitt B. Allan Ross Queen Mary Hotel Lion's Clubs, San Diego, Chula Vista, Hemet, Las Vegas Cannery Hotel Andre Agassi Los Angeles Clippers Chris Cataldo Gateway Computers Campland On The Bay Geico Sally Goros Salvatore Stella M.D. Capital Bank North Island Federal Credit Union Cooks Corner Cars 4 Causes The Oozie Blues Band Morgan Stanley - Employees at La…
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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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BVC – Proclamations from Cities in Southern California

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http://youtu.be/VRNbbv00-3M Better Vision for Children Foundation - Proclamations from Cities in Southern California. Better Vision for Children Foundation received many Proclamations from various Cities in the State of California. Los Angeles, Simi Valley, Newport Beach, Laguna Niguel, Santa Monica, Mission Viejo, Anaheim, Beverly Hills, etc. and growing For about $1200, an organization can sponsor approximately screen eyes of 80 children. This saves lives of children.
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City of Los Angeles Proclamation

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[caption id="attachment_223" align="alignnone" width="610"] City of Los Angeles Proclamation[/caption] Text from City of Los Angeles Resolution follows below: WHEREAS the Better Vision For Children Foundation, a non-profit charity has been providing free eye screenings to children to prevent and cure partial and total blindness and death resulting from amblyopia (lazy eye) autism, diabetes and eye cancer for the past twenty six years: and WHEREAS the Better Vision For Children Foundation, a non-profit charity has been providing free eye screenings to children to prevent and cure partial and total blindness and death resulting from amblyopia (lazy eye) autism, diabetes and eye cancer for the past twenty six years: and WHEREAS, U.S. Government and other studies have found that 25% to 35% of American school children start school with undetected vision problems…
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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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Medical Advisory Board

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Better Vision for Children's Advisory Board Medical Advisory Board Chair Henry S. Metz, M.D. Rochester Hospital Rochester, New York Arthur L. Rosenbaum, M.D. Jules Stein Eye Institute Los Angeles, California Edward Brown, M.D. San Diego, California Indira Mohindra, O.D. Massachusetts Eye and Ear Boston, Massachusetts
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