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August is Amblyopia Awareness Month

Florida Senate Sees Pediatric Vision Screening a Priority

Fewer than 20 percent of preschool kids are currently being screened for vision problems despite serious, but treatable, eye disorders found in young children. On Wednesday, April 1, at the urging of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) and other health organizations, the Florida Senate designated August 2015 as “Amblyopia Awareness Month” to educate Florida parents on the importance of vision screening at an early age. The resolution was sponsored by Senator Denise Grimsley (R-Sebring) and passed the Senate unanimously.

The FSO and its charitable arm, the For Eye Care Foundation, will be launching a public relations campaign to promote to parents the importance of pediatric vision screenings during the ages of 3-5 years old. This announcement was made on Saturday, June 27th  during FSO’s annual meeting at The Breakers in Palm Beach, where it also introduced its first-ever mascot, “Eagle Eye” to help spread the word.

You can now follow Eagle Eye on Twitter!

Click the links below to learn more about Ambylopia.

Amblyopia: What Is Lazy Eye?

Vision Screening Recommendations

Amblyopia Conditions

Watch this Video about Children's Eye Health featuring Dr. Jasmine Mohadjer.

 

 

 

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