Children’s vision was already a public health concern for the AOA. But then the COVID-19 pandemic happened, and doctors of optometry are increasingly alarmed by the growing prevalence of eye conditions exacerbated by remote learning due to the crisis. The AOA is lending its voice as a leader in eye health and vision care through a yearlong conversation on children’s eye health at a critical juncture.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a serious toll on mental health, creating a domino effect of sorts. An increase in stress creates an influx of patients with new complaints. That influx leads to busier schedules, on top of all the other stressors that come with the pandemic—and ultimately, doctor burnout. How can you help patients when stress takes over? Moreover, how can you help yourself?
The virtual Children’s Vision Summit is part of a yearlong dialogue being led by the AOA on how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting the eye health of children across the country. Doctors of optometry answer questions raised by their colleagues from the summit.
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Hundreds of AOA member doctors of optometry attend the March 24 Emergency Children’s Vision Summit to help develop a path forward as the nation emerges from the depths of the pandemic. The event was the first of a yearlong, AOA-led conversation on children’s eye care and vision health.
For decades, members of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association have taken their message about how essential comprehensive eye examinations are to children’s development to parents, school nurses, educators, legislators and other health care providers. Now doctors of optometry there are making a different, even stronger commitment to children’s vision. Hundreds of doctors have stepped up.
The AOA Emergency Children’s Vision Summit will provide the opportunity for doctors of optometry to learn from experts on children’s eye care as they assess the crisis and chart a course forward. The members-only virtual event launches an ongoing conversation, led by the AOA, on children’s eye health and vision care. Its School Readiness Summit is set for July.