Care of Students with Conjunctivitis
CDC Conjunitivitis Homepage Provides an overview in English and Spanish about causes and treatment options.
Conjunctivitis Fact Sheet- American Academy of Pediatrics- Healthy Futures, Aronson SS, Shope TR. Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide. 2nd ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2009
Pink Eye Poster (CDC) Provides symptoms and ways to prevent transmission, available in English and Spanish. 2017
Color Deficiency (Color Blindness)
Color Deficiency or Blindness What Teachers, School Nurses, and Parents Should Know Provides background information on the impact of color deficiency on learning and a sample notification letter for parents/guardians. (NYSCSH 2/2021)
Contact Lens Safety
Contact Lens Safety (FDA) Provides multiple resources on contact safety and injuries caused by decorative lenses not prescribed by a health professional
Contact Lenses: No Prescription, No Way - Halloween Contact Lenses Can Be Scary for Your Eye Health (video from AAO)
Eye Injuries and Sports
Insurance Assistance/Affordable Care Act/Ophthalmology Providers
Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Vision Benefits The ACA requires specific benefits beginning 1/1/14, include 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
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Children's Eye Injuries: Prevention and Care Ways to prevent eye injuries include wearing eye protectors, avoid projectile toys, and first aid advice.
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 Ultraviolet (UV) Protection A 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
American Academy of Pediatrics Joint Statement-Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and Vision
What is Vision Therapy Information provided by Optometrists Network
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