Yes folks, August is upon us. In a few short months, we’ll be celebrating the biggest holidays of the year. But, although it usually means the summer is winding down and preparations for back-to-school shopping are being made, August stands for something else: National Children’s Vision & Learning Month.
In 1995, President Bill Clinton issued a presidential proclamation for August to be observed in this fashion to educate parents about the important link between vision and learning.
According to the American Public Health Association, “25% of students in grades K-6 have visual problems that are serious enough to impede learning.”
In another quote by the Vision Council of America, “it is estimated that 80% of children with a learning disability have an undiagnosed vision problem.”
A Comprehensive Eye Exam is always recommended – especially if you feel that your child may suffer from vision difficulties that are impeding their ability to learn. You can even test their vision by taking a vision quiz.
You can find more information on the importance of yearly eye exams on College of Optometrists in Vision Development.