Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of kids' development. A critical part of this is wearing glasses if a child needs them. When needed glasses aren’t worn, the connection between eye and brain doesn’t form appropriately – termed Amblyopia. If this isn’t recognized and treated promptly, it can lead to a lifetime of low vision.
At the Loving Eyes Foundation, we focus specifically on the eye health of children with craniofacial abnormalities. Specifically, we recognize that wearing glasses for these children is challenging if not impossible. We believe no child should lose vision simply because they cannot find a pair of glasses that fits.
To learn more about the importance of vision screening in children please visit:
The American Academy of Ophthalmology: Eye screening for children https://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/children-eye-screening
To learn more about the importances of glasses wear for children and amblyopia, please visit:
The American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus https://www.aapos.org/terms/conditions/21
To find free and low cost eye screening and traditional glasses for a child please visit:
All About Vision https://www.allaboutvision.com/eye-exam/free-exam.htm
If you are a parent or caregiver interested in learning more about LEF's programs or registering your child to receive a custom pair of glasses, please complete the form below.