Child Eye Health and Safety

Did you know that it is estimated that 80% of classroom education is taught visually? As the new school year is about to begin, Friends for Sight reminds you to include an eye examination as a critical part of your back to school check list.

1 and 5 percent of preschool-aged children in the United States have vision impairment.1 Common conditions that can affect a child's vision include:1 and 5 percent of preschool-aged children in the United States have vision impairment. Common conditions that can affect a child's vision include:

  • Amblyopia (“lazy eye”)
  • Strabismus (“crossed eyes”)
  • Color deficiency (“color blindness”)
  • Refractive errors
    • Nearsightedness ("myopia")
    • Farsightedness (“hyperopia”)
    • Astigmatism
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  • "This year alone we had 4 children who after their screening visited the eye doctor & were prescribed glasses. The smiles on their faces when they came back to school wearing their new glasses & to quote one child, 'I can see everything now, teacher!' How can words express our thanks for opening a child’s world like that?”

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