July 18, 2012 | POSTED BY | Events, Involvement
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LOOK Forward: Bringing Communities Together Through Vision

Southern College of Optometry invites you to attend this educational program that discusses the role of vision in early childhood development.

Vision disorders are the fourth most common disability in the U.S and can have a profound efect on a child’s development. Twenty-five percent of children ages five through 12 have vision problems that could be interfering with their educational performance. Early detection is imperative in treating and preventing vision problems in infants and children. The presenters will discuss visual and developmental milestones, red flags that may indicate a vision problem, patient and parent perspectives, and recommendations for care.

Presenters include:

• Glen T. Steele, O.D. F.C.O.V.D., Professor of Pediatric Optometry, Southern College of Optometry

• Katy Spurlock, Director of Education and Dissemination, The Urban Child Institute

• Pam Schnell, O.D., Assistant Professor, Southern College of Optometry

• Robin Stevens, parent and family advocate

• Tom Sullivan, an actor, singer, entertainer, author, producer who is blind

An agency exchange will complete the program offering participants the opportunity to interact and network. Representatives from other agencies serving infants and families within the Memphis area will be in attendance to discuss programs and services available.