New York Eye and Ear Infirmary receives funds to train screening teams

September 27, 2007

New York-The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene contracted $145,000 for 3 years to the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEEI) to provide training to screening teams. The teams will visit elementary schools this fall to screen some 170,000 students for potential eye problems.

New York-The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene contracted $145,000 for 3 years to the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEEI) to provide training to screening teams. The teams will visit elementary schools this fall to screen some 170,000 students for potential eye problems.

The project is being directed by pediatric ophthalmologist, H. Jay Wisnicki, MD, director of the NYEEI at Beth Israel Medical Center and a senior clinical leader at both institutions.

Dr. Wisnicki's other projects included Prevent Blindness America's vision task force for children; "I see you" vision screening program; the NYC summer school program; and back-to-school screening.

"We are delighted to work with the department of health in this citywide initiative in the detection of eye problems in children at an early age," said Dr. Wisnicki.