August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month. Every eye doctor encourages learning about ways to prevent eye injury and vision loss among children.
Eye health and safety education can make a big difference in the life and health of any child. Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month is your partner in learning how to protect your children’s eyesight from threats. You can do this with regular eye exams that can lead to early detection of eyesight problems and proper treatment before the condition gets worse.
For every 20 children aged 3 to 5, 1 has a vision problem that may lead to permanent blindness if untreated. Yet up to 80% of preschool children never undergo eye screening while young.
These are the main objectives of Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month:
Spread Information on the Importance of Healthy Vision
Many of the activities during Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month aim to provide resources to families so parents can keep their children’s eyesight healthy and safe.
Know More About Early Detection of Vision Problems in Children
Did you know that some vision problems in children can develop without their knowledge? As a parent, you should be able to tell if this is happening to your little one. There are certain “red flags” you should know. These include strabismus or crossed eyes, uneven focus and amblyopia or lazy eye. If a child with lazy eye syndrome receives treatment from an eye doctor before 8 or 9 years old, chances are still high that the condition can be corrected.
Raise Awareness About Preventing Eye Injuries in Children
Of the 100,000 eye injuries related to sports, a third involve children under 16. These are alarming numbers. Up to 90% of these injuries could have been avoided by wearing professionally designed polycarbonate protective eyewear.
Save Children’s Eyesight
The focus is to teach parents how to help their kids recover from eyesight loss and correct their children’s vision.
Advanced Eyecare Consultants is here to help. Get in touch with us if you need more information about Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month. Call us at (847) 438-7700 or at (847) 680-8484. You can also fill out our patient form. We can help you in Barrington, IL.