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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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