August is Declared Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Children are susceptible to a host of vision and eye problems such as injury, infection and increased nearsightedness.
One of 20 children ages 3 to 5 has a vision problem that could result in permanent vision loss if left untreated.
Despite this unsettling statistics, 80 percent of preschoolers do not receive an eye screening.
Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month encourages parents to learn how to protect their child’s eyesight and save their child’s eyesight from vision threatening conditions through regular eye exams, hence early detection and proper treatment.
In support of Children's Eye Health and Safety Month this August, Sonomed Escalon reminds, eye exams for children are important because vision changes can occur without you or your child noticing.