Children’s Vision Day Event at Ann Arbor Hands on Museum

The Michigan Optometric Association is sponsoring Children’s Vision Day around Michigan on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Locally, the event will be held at the Ann Arbor Hands on Museum from 10a-3p. Other locations hosting events include: Flint Children’s Museum, Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, and Great Lakes Children’s Museum in Traverse City.

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Children’s Vision Day Event

Michigan Optometric Association (MOA) Children’s Vision Care and InfantSEE® Committee takes time to promote the importance of eye health and vision care to children and their parents.
Lansing, MI (February 21, 2014) – On March 22, 2014 the Michigan Optometric Association (MOA) Children’s Vision Care and InfantSEE® Committee will host Children’s Vision Day at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.
Children and their parents will learn about eye safety, ocular anatomy, what to expect at an eye exam, and how to locate a doctor in their area. Children and their parents will explore five stations that will be set-up in the museum. Stations will be hands on and educational to make learning fun and promote the importance of eye care and eye safety. Stations will be operated by volunteer MOA Optometrists and MCO students.

  • Station 1: “Test your Eye-Q” and Eye Facts Cootie Catcher Activity
  • Station 2: Coloring Pages and Eye Anatomy Activity
  • Station 3: Optical Illusions
  • Station 4: Visual Search Bottles
  • Station 5: Information Station

Event Details
What: Children’s Vision Day
Who: Children and parents/guardians
Where: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
220 E. Ann St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104
When: Saturday March 22, 2014
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Note: This is a state-wide event. Similar events will take place at Flint Children’s Museum, Grand Rapids Children’s Museum and Great Lakes Children’s Museum in Traverse City.

About the Michigan Optometric Association (MOA):
The Michigan Optometric Association represents over 1,300 doctors of optometry, optometry students and paraoptometric assistants and technicians throughout Michigan. MOA’s mission is to advance and support optometry in serving Michigan’s eye care needs. The association provides education, information and other member services to assist optometrists in practicing successfully in accordance with the highest standards of patient care; works to advance the quality and accessibility of optometric services throughout the state and seeks to ensure the recognition of independent optometrists as the primary providers of vision and related eye health care. For more information visit www.themoa.org.

About the Children’s Vision Care and InfantSEE® Committee:
Children’s Vision Care Committee focuses on advocacy and education for children’s vision initiatives and partnerships with entities committed to the cause of safeguarding the sight of Michigan’s children. The InfantSEE Committee supports and develops programs and education initiatives for Optometrists and the public for this program that offers comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants at no cost.

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