Imagine your child not being able to see the notes the teacher writes on the whiteboard in class or being able to read a book because the words are a blurry mess or not being able to join in a game because they can’t see clearly. “Unlike a broken arm or a leg, eye problems may go undetected for several years,” said Pat Segu, founding medical director for See To Succeed and a clinical professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry. She and many others are working to address vision care needs in school-aged children.
Kaleb Abbott, OD, ‘18, has made his entrepreneurial dreams come true! Dr. Abbott has launched SunSnap Kids, a solution for parents wary of their kids losing sunglasses. Kids can now “snap” sunglasses on their wrists, bicycle handlebars, strollers — pretty much anything.