Meet Dr. Carla Ford

Dr. Carla Ford is a Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at The Ohio State University. After a fulfilling 10 years in private practice, she now enjoys the collaboration in education, research, and clinical-based outcomes working at Ohio State. She is also a member of the Ohio Ophthalmological Society, and an important advocate for eye safety and injury prevention. We recently had the pleasure of catching up with Dr. Ford, learning what led her to a career in ophthalmology, and her passion behind impacting the lives of others and being a patient advocate.

When Your Eyes are Safe, You Learn More

We know safety is top of mind for every parent, student and educator these days, but for vocational programs, practicing eye safety habits has always been a priority. According to the Ohio Ophthalmological Society, 90 percent of eye injuries can be prevented by wearing protective eye gear. That’s where Superspecs comes into play.

5 Things Every Parent, Coach and Educator Needs to Know About Superspecs

Every year, more than 45,000 sports-related and recreational eye injuries are treated in emergency departments throughout the United States and more than half are suffered by children. Fortunately, 90 percent of recreational eye injuries can be prevented with proper eye protection. Here's what you need to know about Superspecs and why it’s just as important as the other equipment you’re rounding up before your child hits the field.