Prevent Blindness to Host Free Webinar on Recently Published Recommendations for Children’s Eye Health Strategies
CHICAGO (Jan. 8, 2015) – Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health non-profit organization, will be hosting a free webinar to provide an overview of the recent papers published by the National Expert Panel (NEP)of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) at Prevent Blindness. The three papers, published in the January 2015 issue of Optometry and Vision Science, include:
- Vision Screening for Children 36 to <72 Months: Recommended Practices
- Vision and Eye Health in Children 36 to <72 Months: Proposed Data System
- Vision and Eye Health in Children 36 to <72 Months: Proposed Data Definitions
Participants of the free webinar, “Exploring the National Recommendations for Children’s Vision and Eye Health: A Discussion With the Authors,” will have a unique opportunity to hear in-depth presentations including recommendations for vision screening and improved surveillance through vision data collection and performance. The webinar will be held on Friday, Jan. 23, at 10:30 (ET).
Scheduled webinar speakers include:
- Susan Cotter, OD, MS, FAAO, Marshall B. Ketchum University
- E. Eugenie Hartmann, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Vision Sciences
- Wendy L. Marsh-Tootle, OD, MS, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry
“We are very proud of the amazing work that the National Expert Panel has done to put together thoughtful and comprehensive strategies to improve the eye health of our children,” said Hugh R. Parry, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness. “We invite everyone to participate in this webinar to learn the ways in which we can all work together to put our kids on the path to their best chances of success in the classroom and a lifetime of healthy vision.”
To register for the webinar or for more information on the NCCVEH or children’s vision topics, please visit https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=6odi6pcdprmd call Prevent Blindness at (800) 331-2020.