Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
As youth engage in increased screen time now more than ever, experts are observing an increase in children with dry eye and eye strain. But technology isn’t the only concern. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 11 million Americans over the age of 12 need vision correction. To stay abreast of eye health, the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that pediatricians check children for eye abnormalities. If abnormalities are found, the child should be examined by an ophthalmologist.
Join us in observing Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month this August by increasing eye health awareness!
- Not sure how to educate youth about eye health? This youth-focused content from TeensHealth offers a nice starter on Taking Care of Your Vision.
- Youth shouldn’t sacrifice eye health and safety when playing sports. Check out these tips on eye injury prevention, emergency situations, and eye guards.
- Check out CDC’s facts about vision loss to learn when youth should have their eyes checked and common signs of vision loss.
- Don’t miss these promotional resources from the American Academy of Ophthalmology to engage and educate your community during Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month.
With your voice, we can spread the word about Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month and measures that youth in your program can take to maintain their vision!