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  • Vision Facts and Myths for Parents


    Old wives' tales abound about the eyes. From watching TV to eating carrots, here's the lowdown on some vision facts and fiction.

  • Teacher's Guide: Vision (Grades 6 to 8) for Educators


    These activities will help your students see the big picture and learn how the parts of the eye work together with the brain to let us view the world.

  • Road Trip Boredom Busters for Parents


    Road trips can be fun and educational with just a little planning and preparation. Here are some ideas to get your family revved up for a trip long on smiles and short on frustration.

  • Teacher’s Guide: Vision (PreK to Grade 2) for Educators


    These discussion questions and activities will help your students understand how humans are able to see and what they can do to protect their eyes and vision.

  • Retinoblastoma for Parents


    Retinoblastoma is a childhood cancer that affects the retina, the area of the eye responsible for sensing light and sending nerve signals to the brain.

  • Quiz: Vision (Grades 9 to 12) for Educators


    This quiz is part of the Teacher's Guide on Vision for grades 9 to 12.

  • The Basics on Genes and Genetic Disorders for Teens


    Genes play an important role in how we look and act, and even in whether we get sick. This article gives the lowdown on genes, genetic disorders, and new research into gene therapy.

  • Port-Wine Stains for Parents


    For most kids, these birthmarks are no big deal — they're just part of who they are. Read about port-wine stains, how to care for them, and, if necessary, what treatments are available.

  • Answer Key: Vision (Grades 9 to 12) for Educators


    This answer key is part of the Teacher's Guide on Vision for grades 9 to 12.

  • Birth Defects for Parents


    Some birth defects are minor and cause no problems; others cause major disabilities. Learn about the different types of birth defects, and how to help prevent them.