August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month.
Children face unique eye health challenges, including injury, infection, reading difficulties and nearsightedness.
According to the American Optometric Association, 80 percent of what a child learns is through his or her eyes. The inability to see clearly can affect a child’s physical, mental and social development, which in turn can affect academic and athletic performance andself-esteem. Many times a child is unaware and won’t complain if their vision isn’t normal.