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/Ophthalmology 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
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
AAP Joint Statement-Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and Vision
What is Vision Therapy-Information provided by Optometrists Network
Page Updated 8/6/18