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Wyoming Family to Family Health Information Center
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Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2561
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Health tips

August is National Children's  Eye Health & Safety Month!

Important facts about children's vision

  • More than 12.1 million school-age children, or one in four, has a vision impairment.
  • Among preschool-age children, more than one in 20 has a vision problem that can cause permanent sight loss if left untreated.
  • About 90% of all eye injuries and 50% of all cases of blindness are preventable. You can help protect your child's sight by being aware of risks and taking proper precautions.
  • Children generally do not complain about problems with their vision - making vision screenings or eye exams critical steps to preventing vision problems.

Learn more at the National Center for Children's Vision & Eye Health at Prevent Blindness.  



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