Prevent Blindness America and Transitions Optical Partner to Educate on Children’s Eye Health With Multicultural Focus Paper By Staff Friday, July 12, 2013 12:21 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.— Prevent Blindness America (PBA) and Transitions Optical have partnered again to provide educational materials about multicultural children’s eye health. The paper, titled " Focus on Children’s Eye Health in Culturally Diverse Populations," highlights at-risk groups in the population, and has been made available for eyecare professionals for the upcoming back-to-school season. In the joint report, eye-related issues and considerations for children are outlined with special focus on specific ethnic groups and the factors and conditions that most affect them. The report offers general eye health information pertinent to all U.S. children and their families, as well as a detailed breakdown of information specific to African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic and Caucasian children. The report was released following PBA’s “Focus on Eye Health Summit” held in Washington, D.C. last month. “During this year’s summit, we really focused on the economic burden caused by the growing number of vision problems in our country,” said Hugh R. Parry, PBA president and CEO. “Although much of this lies with the aging population […]Understanding what the risks are that can eventually lead to vision loss and other debilitating vision problems, and taking into account how these risks differ between cultural populations, are important steps toward this goal.” Manuel Solis, multicultural marketing manager, Transitions Optical, added, “We’ve been expanding our education bank focused on cultural and diversity issues for several years. This is the perfect time of year to focus on children’s eye health, with back-to-school exams on the horizon.” The “Focus on Children’s Eye Health in Culturally Diverse Populations” paper is made possible through an educational grant from the Transitions Healthy Sight for Life Fund. To download the report, visit PreventBlindness.org/focus-childrens-eye-health.