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Webinar on Children’s Vision and Eye Health in Community Health Centers, September 20, 2023

“Vision disorders are the fourth most common disability in children in the U.S.,” according to the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) of Prevent Blindness. If not identified and treated early, uncorrected vision problems can impact developmental milestones, behavior, and performance in school. For almost nine million children in the nation, Community Health Centers are the source of primary medical care. On September 20, 2023 from 2 to 3:15 pm Eastern Time, the first webinar in a two-part series will be held on “Children’s Vision and Eye Health in Community Centers.” Prevent Blindness, the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, and the School-Based Health Alliance are convening this program to discuss common vision disorders in young children, best practices for vision screening and assessment by primary care providers (PCPs), and strategies for making referrals for eye care. Presenters include: Stacy Lyons, OD, FAAO, pediatric optometrist and chair of the NCCVEH Advisory Committee; Phoebe Lenhart, MD, pediatric ophthalmologist and Advisory Committee member: Hannah Wakefield, MD, MPH, FAAP, pediatrician in a Community Health Center; and Kay Nottingham Chaplin, EdD, education and outreach coordinator for Prevent Blindness. Read more here about Eyes on Access: Children’s Vision and Eye Health in Community Health Centers. And register here for Part One of the webinar series.