August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Why Focus on Eye Health?
August is dedicated to preventing eye injuries and vision loss and saving children’s eyesight. One of 20 children ages 3 to 5 has a vision problem that could result in permanent vision if left untreated.
Despite this unsettling statistics, 80 percent of preschoolers do not receive an eye screening.
What to Look For
About 80% of what children learn in school is taught visually, which means if a child has undetected and uncorrected vision problem, it will affect the child’s development and performances in school.
Some warning signs that your child may be experiences vision problems are: