More than 12,000 Vision Screenings Each Year

child's eye exam

Did you know? In addition to dozens of vision screenings open to the public each year, Preserve Vision Florida provides screenings at more than 500 additional sites in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. This year, we expect to screen more than 12,000 children and adults. One in four children has vision problems. Early detection and correction help children see their bright future!   Thank you all again very much. I was shocked that Skylar had a vision issue. We may not have known for quite some time that our daughter needed special eye care, let alone glasses. I work with children…

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Coronavirus: How eyes may play a role in its spread

Our eyes might play an important role in the spread and prevention of the coronavirus outbreak seen throughout the world. To cut your personal risk of contracting the coronavirus, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. The mucous membranes that line various cavities in the body are most susceptible to transmission of the virus. Patients who have contracted the coronavirus may have ocular symptoms including Conjunctivitis – an inflammation of the membrane covering the eyeball. This is often referred to as “pink eye” and often presents as an infected/red, “wet and weepy” eye. Conjunctivitis is very contagious,…

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Meet Amaia

Preserve Vision Florida screened her at the Children’s Board Family Resource Center in Brandon. Our team identified that she suffers from myopia, also known as near-sightedness.  This is experienced as distant objects appearing blurry, while objects up close appear normal. Some symptoms associated with myopia may be headaches and eye strain. Without correction, Amaia would not be able to see well in a classroom to learn or play sports safely. PVF set up an eye examination with Optical Outlets and the doctor prescribed eyeglasses. Amaia can now see her bright future through her stylish glasses and will keep them safe…

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Good News! Back to School

Preserve Vision Florida was invited to the Beth El Farmworker Back to School Bash, where we provided free vision screenings and follow-ups for children who need an eye exam and glasses. During the event, we also provided adult and child eye health and safety education sessions. These families learned how sunglasses protect children and adults from harmful UV rays that can cause vision damage including cataracts!  

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