“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”
Blogging about children’s vision proved to be another great year for Janet’s Journal.
From healthy tips to updates and political reports, advocating for our children’s best vision has again been rewarding and lots of fun.
Here are my top posts in 2009. My favorites include: Top Ten “Eye do” and Don’ts; Here’s the Deal; AAP Vision Policy gets NSF; Eyes on U-Tube; and What’s Going On? As always, your comments are welcomed and appreciated!
Thank you for visiting Janet’s Journal. Your friendship and support keeps me writing!
Vision First form rejected? April 19, 2009
When Illinois’ eye exam law went through the rule-making process, I had many questions why the state’s form would be the only form accepted as proof of an eye exam. Read the objections, voice of reason and common sense, and many great comments from supporters of the Vision First form here…
Janet Wins Seat on Grade School Board April 29, 2009
This post also links to my new education blog “Reaching the Stars.”
Yes, it’s been a busy year! Read about the election here…
Here’s the deal…”Illinois” Hold’em style!
May 18, 2009
Written for the novice poker player, here’s my spin on the famous game “Texas Hold’em.” Comments were great! Deal the kids a winning hand here…
Celebrating 7 Years on Vision Mission June 30, 2009
Today Illinois leads the nation with Amy’s Vision Law and a required eye exam before starting school. Can’t believe it started seven short years ago! Blessing to my daughter Amy for passing her vision screenings. Read more here…
AAP Vision Policy Gets NSF August 31, 2009
Another post with many great comments. Read my list of “overdrawn statements” followed by deposits. Includes my analogy to breastfeeding, too. Also links to helpful websites, articles, and Sue Barry’s book “Fixing My Gaze” here…
Eyes on U-Tube: Screening or Exam? September 30, 2009
View the video of Amy and me with Dr. Sandra Block. Made in 2004 and a winner of the National Eye Institute’s Healthy Eyes Healthy People grant! View here…
Janet attends COVD in Denver October 23, 2009
Attending the College of Optometrists in Vision Development convention was exciting and helpful. Met many great people in the eye care field. See fun photos here…
A closer look at H.R. 577–Vision Care for Kids Act Nov. 26, 2009
The Vision Care for Kids Act of 2009 aims to provide $65,000,000 over the next five years. Grant money will be awarded as follow-up care to states participating in vision screenings. OUCH…vision screenings!
Read more here…
Friends don’t let friends drive drunk.
If you’re going to drive, please don’t drink. And if you’re going to drink, please don’t drive. Read more on my new education blog here…
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