Vision Screening for Kids that Parents can do at Home
Thanks for a great virtual walk on Sunday!
Hope to "see" you next month on
Sunday, July 12, 10 am, on, most likely, Zoom
Thank you for Walking with Us!
Thank you to those of you who joined us LIVE on Sunday for our third virtual Walk with a Doc: KIDS TIME from the Nevada Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Special thanks to Dr. Mitchell Strominger, an ophthalmologist in Reno affiliated with Renown Hospital. Dr. Strominger is also the secretary/treasurer for the Nevada AAP. Dr. Strominger gave a brief, kid-friendly talk about vision screening for elementary school aged kids that parents can do at home followed by a live Q&A.
Before our virtual walk, ophthalmologist Dr. Mitchell Strominger gave an informative, kid-friendly talk about vision screening for elementary school aged kids that parents can do at home You can watch the replay by clicking on the video on the right.
You can access the handouts needed to screen your child's vision at home by following these links:
For more information, check out these helpful links:
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