Having poor vision can affect a child’s learning process, interrupting reading, writing and other skills. Many children do not know that they have poor vision, they think it is normal. A vision screening at school can help find those who might be struggling in class visually. Vision screenings at school do not take the place of a comprehensive eye exam by a professional doctor. It is highly advised that ALL children of all ages be seen by an eye care professional on a yearly basis.
Things you can do at home to help maintain healthy eyes:
See an eye care professional yearly
Wear glasses/contacts daily if prescribed
Wear sunglasses on sunny days – do not look directly into the sun
Get plenty of rest
Drink plenty of water – to help keep eyes hydrated
Eating vegetables helps to provide vitamins and minerals that eyes need
See an eye doctor anytime you feel you are having a problem with yours eyes, such as itchiness, excessive drying, drainage, or injury to eye.
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