Care of Students with Conjunctivitis

CDC Conjunitivitis Homepage
Provides an overview in English and Spanish about causes and treatment options.

Protect yourself from Pink Eye InfographicProvides symptoms and ways to prevent transmission, available in English and Spanish  

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) from the American Academy of Pediatrics resource

Conjunctivitis - American Optometric Association
Provides overview, symptoms, and care recommendations for prevention and treatment. 

Color Deficiency (Color Blindness)

Color Deficiency or Blindness What Teachers, School Nurses, and Parents Should Know (NYSCSH 2/2021)
Provides background information on the impact of color deficiency on learning and a sample notification letter for parents/guardians. 

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

Eye Injuries and Sports

Sports Eye Injuries by the Numbers -an Infographic (AAO)

Sports-Related Eye Protection, Children Ages 6 to 19 Years (NYSDOH)

Vision Loss Resources from the National Center on Physical Activity & Disability

Insurance Assistance/Ophthalmology Providers

Prevent Blindness 
A leading national volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. 

Need assistance for low-income families with getting eye exams and/or glasses?
Contact: Prevent Blindness 1-800-331-2020 or, ask for Tasha Lockridge

Lions Club
Financial assistance for vision exams or glasses. Use the Club Locator to find a local club near your community. Once you've located a club, click the envelope icon to send a message to the club. 

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

Vision Therapy

American Academy of Pediatrics Joint Statement-Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and Vision 

What is Vision Therapy 
Information provided by Optometrists Network

See Also:

  • Screenings - Resource page with NYSED Vision Screening Guidelines and Notifications

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