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April 1935

News and Notes

Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;13(4):662-663. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840040152014

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Report on Sight of School Children.—A report entitled "Conserving the Sight of School Children," prepared under the direction of Dr. Thomas D. Wood of Columbia University and published by the National Society for the Prevention of Blindness, states that one eighth of all the school children in the United States are handicapped by defective eyesight. The three most common causes of defective vision are, in the order named: farsightedness, astigmatism and nearsightedness. In the final chapter the statement is made that one of every 500 children comes under the classification of "partially seeing." Sight-saving classes numbering 458, maintained by 145 communities, now have an enrolment of 6,000 children.

Examinations by American Board of Ophthalmology.—Examinations by the American Board of Ophthalmology will be held in Philadelphia on June 8 and in New York on June 10. Applications must be filed before April 10 and should

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