NYSED Guidelines

Vision Screening Guidelines 2011 (NYSED) - Links updated January 2014

Appendix A: School Vision Screening Parent/Guardian Notification Letter
Appendix A: School Vision Screening Parent/Guardian Notification without Hyperopia
Appendix B: Report of Professional Eye Examination to the School - to be completed by the health care provider and returned
Appendix C: Classroom Teacher Observations Regarding Vision

Contact Lens Safety

Contact Lens Safety (FDA)-Provides multiple resources on contact safety and injuires caused by decorative lenses not prescribed by a health professional
Ophthalmology—AAO) Halloween Contact Lenses Can Be Scary for Your Eye Health (video from AAO) Halloween Hazard (from AAO)

Eye Injuries and Sports

Sports Related Eye Protection - Children Ages 6 to 19 Years (NYSDOH)
Sports Related Eye Injuries - PowerPoint presentation from the National Institute for Health -Speaker's Guide for Sports Related Eye Injuries PowerPoint
Vision Loss Resources from the National Center on Physical Activity & Disability

Insurance Assistance/Affordable Care Act/Opthamalogy Providers

Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Vision Benefits- The  ACA requires specific benefits beginning 1/1/14, including one eye exam and pair of glasses each year. In addition, plans must cover vision screening for children with no co-pay. This fact sheet answers questions related to vision and screening.

Lions Club Financial assistance for vision exams or glasses. Click on Council of Governors to locate your local Lions Club

Pediatric Ophthalmology Clinics-Listing of clinics in Albany, Buffalo and NYC.

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Ophthalmology- Resources on Preventing Eye Injuries, Computer Usage & Eye Strain, Maintaining Your Sight with Diabetes, Sports and Eye Protection

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) Posters  8.5x14"  or 11x17"

National Eye Institute (NIH)-This site reviews the components of a comprehensive eye exam, common vision problems, eye diseases and conditions, tips for keeping your eyes healthy.

NYS Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) provides vocational rehabilitation and other direct services to legally blind New York State residents, including children, adults, and elderly persons. NYSCB offers services from seven district offices across the state. It is under the Office of Child and Family Services.

American Optometric Association resource on sun safety for eyes

Prevent Blindness America-Resources on Eye Health & Safety, Guidelines for Children's Vision Health, Financial Assistance Information,Common Eye Myths, Fact Sheets

Vision Therapy

AAP Joint Statement-Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and Vision
What is Vision Therapy-Information provided by Optometrists Network

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