Realeyes is an education program that brings volunteer eye doctors into the classroom to give a 45-minute presentation about eye health and safety.
Realeyes includes four age-appropriate curriculum: Sammy Safe-Eyes, Rhet and Tina, Vinny Vision, and Vision: Impossible.
Realeyes is scheduled by the Ohio Optometric Association. All materials are provided at no charge including an entertaining video and prizes for each student.
Pre-K and Kindergarten: Sammy Safe-Eyes
Students are introduced to Sammy Safe-Eyes, a lovable character who helps explain how vision works and how to take care of the eyes.
Story-time, games, songs and other interactive activities reinforce basic concepts related to the eyes. 30 minutes.
Grades 1 and 2: The Adventures of Rhet & Tina
Puppets Rhet and Tina talk about visiting the eye doctor.
The presentation includes student activities using penlights, special glasses that distort and tongue twisters. 45 minutes.
Grades 3 to 5: The Case of Vinny Vision
A detective engages students to solve an optical illusion mystery using a "case packet." Concepts presented include eye safety, the vision process, symptoms of eye disorders and the importance of eye exams. 45 minutes.
Grades 6 to 8: What's Your EYE-Q?
Students build their EYE-Q with this fun, interactive program. Interesting questions test the student's knowledge. Video segments, demonstrations, and lab activities educate students about the anatomy of sight, vision disorders, vision diseases, and eye safety. 45 minutes.
DOCTORS: To become a Realeyes volunteer,
contact the OOA (email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (800) 874-9111).
For more information, see youtube.com/sosrealeyesFunded by
Ohio Department of Health – Bureau of Child and Family Health Services – Save Our Sight Program. http://www.saveoursight.org/