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Eye Specialists From Children’s Hospital and UPMC Offer Free Vision Screenings at 3rd Annual See You, See Me Event



WHAT:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the UPMC Eye Center, Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh and Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh are partnering to offer vision screenings to children from the Pittsburgh region during the 3rd Annual See You, See Me event. The event is sponsored by UPMC Health Plan and will be held at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

See You, See Me highlights the need for preschool vision screenings. Roughly 100 Head Start students will receive free five-minute screenings. See You, See Me is led by Richard W. Hertle, MD, FAAO, FACS, FAAP, chief of the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Children’s, and Joel S. Schuman, MD, director of the UPMC Eye Center.

Volunteers from Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh, the UPMC Eye Center and Children’s will perform the vision screenings for the Head Start students from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday Jan, 26, 2007. A free public screening will be offered to all children visiting the museum from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be storytelling by Mother Goose during the public screening time.

WHY:
All preschool children should have their vision screened for common pediatric eye disorders such as amblyopia, strabismus and refractive errors, and gross evidence of eye disease, said Dr. Hertle. Amblyopia (also known as lazy eye) is the most common vision problem of childhood, affecting two to three out of every 100 children, according to the National Eye Institute.

WHEN:
Friday, Jan. 26, 2007
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE:
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh 10 Children’s Way, Allegheny Square Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Editor’s Note:
On-street parking in front of the museum is available for the media on the day of the event.

Contacts:

Marc Lukasiak, 412-692-7919 or 412-692-5016, Marc.Lukasiak@chp.edu
Melanie Finnigan, 412-692-5502 or 412-692-5016, Melanie.Finnigan@chp.edu

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