Healthy vision for kids is of the utmost importance, which is why Prevent Blindness and the National Optometric Association (NOA) are joining forces to declare August as Children's Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month. Untreated eye diseases can worsen as children grow and inhibit kids from excelling in school. The goal for August is to educate parents and caregivers on how to take action and have children screened for vision problems.
"By diagnosing and treating vision problems early, we can actually help prevent vision loss later in life," said Dr. Sherrol A. Reynolds, president of the National Optometric Association.
San Diego Center for the Blind offers several vision loss services and programs; please contact us to learn more about how we can help.
"August is Declared Children's Eye Health and Safety Month by Prevent Blindness and the National Optometric Association"