Monday Health Minute | Published August 5, 2013

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

  • Vision problems affect one in 20 preschoolers.

  • Early detection of eye problems can prevent learning disabilities and permanent vision loss.

  • Vision testing should be conducted for all children, starting at age three.

  • A child’s eyes can be severely injured by toys with sharp, protruding or projectile parts, so make sure that toys are age-appropriate.