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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  • “Thanks to a Friends for Sight Vision Screening, our son was diagnosed with Amblyopia and able to receive patch therapy. Our family is so appreciative because Amblyopia has the best chance of being corrected the earlier it is caught."

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