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Public on the Importance of Healthy Vision for Kids
Columbus, OH (July 28, 2017) – As children in Ohio head back to school, the Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness asks all parents and caregivers to set their child on a path to success in the classroom with a certified vision screening or eye exam.
Visual functioning is a strong predictor of academic performance in school-age children.
Uncorrected refractive errors in infants and preschool-age children are associated with developmental delays, as well as with clinically identified deficits in cognitive and visual-motor functions that may in turn affect school readiness.
Vision disorders of childhood may continue to affect health and well-being throughout the adult years.
“The good news is that many vision problems in children can be treated successfully if detected early,” said Sherry Williams, President & CEO of Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate. “Prevent Blindness provides free information on a variety of vision health topics for kids, and partners on many fantastic programs that provide free exams and glasses for those who qualify. We encourage the public to contact us for more details on ways to keep children’s eyes healthy.”