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Information for Parents

Ensuring your child’s healthy vision starts at an early age, especially before they enter primary school.

Here are some links to information and resources that can help keep your child on the road to healthy vision for life.

 

U.S. National Eye Institute
Amblyopia Facts (the most common vision condition in kids) – Visit website
Eye Diagram – Visit website

 

American Academy of Ophthalmology
EyeSmart (childhood eye diseases and conditions) – Visit website
What is Strabismus? – Visit website

 

American Optometric Association
Infants Vision – Visit website
Infant SEE – Visit website
Preschool Vision – Visit website


Uncorrected Farsightedness Linked to Literacy Deficits in Preschoolers
This story from the National Eye Institute warns us about untreated Farsightedness. 
Visit website

 

Reading Fluency in School-Aged Children with Bilateral Astigmatism
This story from Optometry & Vision Science warns us about Oral Reading Fluency with Astigmatism. –  Visit website

Activity Sheets – targeted for grades 4 – 6 (ages 9 through 12)

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Healthy Vision Tips

Teach kids Healthy Eye Safety Habits when at school, at play and in sports.

Learn about your Eyes

Learn about the components that make up the human eye in this fun Word Scramble.

The Braille System

Learn about Loius Braille, the man who changed the lives of many who've been afflicted by blindness. Play the Code Game!

Eye Chart Introduction

Learn about the human eye and take a tour of the popular Eye Chart used across the globe for vision testing. 

Vision Crossword Puzzle

Try this Crossword Puzzle! 

Eye Safety Tips

Talk with your kids about Eye Safety Habits and how to protect their eyes from everyday mishaps

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Activity Sheets – targeted for grades 7 – 8 (ages 12 through 14)

Teaching School-Aged Children about Eye Health
Check out these fun, informational activities developed by the U.S. National Eye Institute and Lions Clubs International to teach kids in grades 4-8 about eye health. 

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