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Mills Theatre, Carr Hall, Longmeadow Campus
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Young children do not know how they should see and cannot tell us about their vision. One in 10 preschoolers and one in four school-aged children have a vision disorder. Left undetected and untreated, all aspects of a child’s physical, emotional, social and behavioral development can be impacted.

Join Dr. Kristen Kerber as she discusses childhood vision, how to be a “vision champion,” and shares new research that underlines the connection between childhood vision and learning.

This program is recommended for students, teachers, nurses, medical assistants, occupational therapists, those in psychology and social work, and interested parents and caregivers.

About Dr. Kerber

Dr. Kristen KerberDr. Kerber is a Pediatric Eye Doctor and faculty member of the New England College of Optometry (NECO). She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from Furman University (Greenville, SC) in 2012, and received both a Master’s of Science in Vision Science and Doctor of Optometry from NECO in 2016. She completed the NECO Pediatric Residency program in 2017 earning the Terrance N. Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award.

Dr. Kerber is a faculty instructor in the Development, Strabismus and Amblyopia Course as well as the Pediatric Optometry Course. She is an attending optometrist at the Dimock Community Health Center, Boston, and works with first-year NECO students at local Boston schools and Head Start Programs in the Pediatric Outreach Screening Program.

Dr. Kerber is a member of Children’s Vision Massachusetts (CVMA) Coalition. CVMA is a 70-person coalition representing optometry, ophthalmology, nursing, pediatrics, public health, education, and families, who work together to promote an aligned mission - that every child has the opportunity to develop and maintain their best possible vision.

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Co-sponsored by Children’s Vision of Massachusetts and Bay Path University Graduate Admissions for the Schools of Education, Health, and Human Services.