Activities and Resources

Dr. Optical Activity Books for 2020

Dr. Optical Activity BookJoin Dr. Optical, C. Well Bunny, and Miss Illusion for colorful adventures. These books are for kids ages 5-8 and 9-11.

Book for Ages 5-8
Book for Ages 9-11

 
 


See All You Can See Activity Book

See All You Can See Activity BookProduced by the National Eye Institute, this fun book for kids features word puzzles, image search games, eye safety tips, cutouts, and coloring pages.

Download the Activity Book

 
 


Links for Educators and Families

Children's Sports Eye Injuries
Fact Sheet: What is Low Vision
Sports Eye Safety for Kids
Facts About Presbyopia (English)
Facts About Presbyopia (Spanish)
A Clear Vision for Success at School
EyeSmart
 
 
 


Links to Great Products

Maxi Aid
LS&S Products
Blind Mice Mart

Link to Transportation Resources

LANTA-Lehigh and Northampton Counties

The LANtaVan application and Ride Guide are now available in several audio formats. There is both an audio stream of each document and a downloadable Daisy 3 audio edition which can be transferred to a Daisy player such as the Victor Stream or PlexTalk. Similar to talking books, the Daisy versions have mark up allowing for easy access to specific sections of the documents.

Monroe County Transit Authority-Pocono Pony

Links to Technology Resources

Freedom Scientific
Ai Squared
GW Micro
Flying Blind
Serotek
Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation

Links to General Information

American Council of the Blind
American Foundation for the Blind
PA Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services
Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
Guide to Braille Resources/
Pennsylvania Council of the Blind
Pennsylvania Association for the Blind
National Eye Institute
National Federation of the Blind
Lions Clubs International
Helen Keller Foundation For Research and Education
Lighthouse Guild
Hadley School for the Blind
National Braille Press
VisionAware
Smart Glasses
Foundation Fighting Blindness
American Macular Degeneration Foundation
Macula Vision Research Foundation
Specialized Tax Tips


Does My Child Need Help?

Children need to see well to learn well, but a child who is not seeing well generally does not realize it. If you observe any of these symptoms in your child, the Center for Vision Loss urges you to make an appointment with an eye doctor as soon as possible:

1. Tends to rub their eyes
2. Complains of headaches or dizziness
3. Shuts or covers one eye while reading
4. Turns or tilts their head to use one eye only
5. Squints, frowns or blinks more than usual
6. Uses a finger to maintain their place while reading
7. Loses their place while reading
8. Omits or confuses small words while reading
9. Holds reading materials close to eyes
10. Performs below potential
11. Becomes irritable when doing close work
12. Avoids close work
13. Stumbles over small objects when walking or playing

Infants and toddlers (birth to 24 months) should have their first eye examination by an ophthalmologist or optometrist by age 6 months. A pre-school child (2 to 5 years) should have a vision exam at age 3 and before entering elementary school. A school age child (6 to 19 years) should have an eye exam annually.

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