White for Childhood Blindness in the month of October

White for Childhood Blindness in the month of October

Childhood Blindness is defined as visual acuity less than 3/60 in the ey with better vision of a child under 16 years of age.  It affects psychomotor (how the brain's mental processes affect physical movement), social and emotional development.  

It is also defined as having trouble seeing even when wearing glasses or contact lenses.  

Diagnosis of blindess can be detected at 6 months of age.  The pediatrician will check for visual acuity, eye alignment, and focus. They will also look at the eye structures and see if they can follow light or colorful objects with their eyes.  

Common causes of blindness include genetic predisposition, diabetes, injury, vitamin deficiency, infections like chicken pox or rubella before baby's birth.

Pediatric low vision is irreversible vision loss or permanent visual impairment in a person younger than 21 years old.  One with low vision is lacking clear vision, central vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, contrast sensitivity, or the ability to process what their eyes are seeing.

My daughter, Reign is legally blind and sees 2 doctors for her vision.  One for low vision and the other to ensure that the structures in her eyes are healthy.  

Low vision, childhood blindness, disability, visual impairment.

Reignbows supports all children with Special needs and/or disabilities.  Reign was born with Dandy Walker Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Quadriplegia, and Visual Impairment. 

Working in the medical field for more than 25 years, in various areas and positions, the need for more awareness, advocacy, and education became apparent. Children and families endure so much and are resilient. 

The colors of our bows and barefoot sandals represent a cause--a diagnosis. Help us spread awareness. No matter what, " iReign. "

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