Kids' vision highlighted

September 7, 2011

In conjunction with millions of children heading back to school, the new edition of the radio program ?Healthy Vision with Dr. Val Jones? features national experts discussing how early identification of vision problems and vision correction can affect children?s self esteem, confidence, and performance.

Jacksonville, FL-In conjunction with millions of children heading back to school, the new edition of the radio program “Healthy Vision with Dr. Val Jones” features national experts discussing how early identification of vision problems and vision correction can affect children’s self esteem, confidence, and performance.

Healthy Vision with Dr. Val Jones is devoted to educating Americans and improving their eye health. It debuted in June. The program is hosted by Val Jones, MD, chief executive officer of Better Health, LLC, and author of the blog, “Dr. Val and the Voice of Reason.” The show is supported by a proprietary brand of contact lenses (Acuvue, Vistakon) and Dr. Jones is a paid consultant for Vistakon.

American Optometric Association President Dori Carlson, OD, a guest on the program, said studies show that more than 75% of children who have a learning-related vision problem are missed during school screenings, and more than 40% don’t receive follow-up care afterward. “Knowing that so much of what children learn is visual, it needs to be a priority to catch vision problems early on,” she told Dr. Jones.

Other guests on the show include Jeffrey Walline, OD, PhD, assistant professor, The Ohio State University College of Optometry, and Mitch Prinstein, PhD, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of Psychology and director of clinical psychology, University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Free podcasts of Healthy Vision with Dr. Val Jones can be found on BlogTalk Radio (www.blogtalkradio.com/healthyvision) and http://getbetterhealth.com/healthyvision.

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