Did you know August is Children’s Vision and Learning Month?
The purpose of this annual campaign is to highlight the connection between vision and learning, the importance of early detection of vision problems, and the necessity of back-to-school comprehensive vision exam with an eye care provider.
One in ten children in America—over 5 million in all—has a vision problem significant enough to impact their ability to learn in school. An estimated 80 percent of learning occurs through a child’s eyes; behavioral visual skills such as focusing, tracking smoothly along lines of a text, and coordinating eyes to work together are all aspects of learning that are not tested in a typical school vision screening.
If you’re a parent, have your children evaluated for learning-related vision problems with an eye doctor.