Ivan and His Dinosaur

Meet 9-year-old Ivan! His vision was screened by Preserve Vision Florida at the Children’s Board Family Resource Center. He was identified as a referral for astigmatism, which causes blurry vision.

Thanks to our partnership with Bright Eye Kids, Ivan received a follow-up exam and a pair of stylish glasses. He loves his dinosaur Lenz Frenz animal glasses case, keeping his glasses safe while showing off his cool style.

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In August, Our Focus is on Kids’ Eyes

Many organization focused on healthy eyes observe Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in August. Here are links to informative articles about vision issues affecting children: August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation 10 Child Eye Problems Parents Should Never Ignore  American Academy of Ophthalmology Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month to Help Educate Families on the Importance of Healthy Vision and Early Access to Eyecare Prevent Blindness Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month National Today NEI for Kids This website teaches children all about protecting their eyes and keeping them healthy. Provided…

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What It’s Like to Live With Low Vision

Kathi Wolfe’s recent essay in The New York Times, “A Smirk, a Smile, a Clenched Fist: What the Movies Taught Me to See,” identifies very clearly how a person living with low vision learns about images and eventually incorporates them into their lived experiences. Interestingly, she relates how for a person with low vision viewing something in the movies is a more powerful learning opportunity than experiencing it in real life. Living with low vision, I often must imagine the small details presented visually, since I cannot see details that fully sighted people might take for granted. Each subtle gesture,…

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