AUGUST IS CHILDREN’S EYE HEALTH AND SAFETY MONTH
Welltopix Med Spa is excited to celebrate Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month this August. We hope to raise awareness for this important topic and help keep your children’s eyes healthy!
Did you know?
- Vision disorders can negatively impact a babies’ ability to bond with their parent/caregiver, their ability to explore the world by reaching and grasping, and also impede development of fine and gross motor skills.
- One in every 4 school-age children and 1 in every 17 preschool-aged children have some form of vision problem requiring treatment.
- 24% of teens with correctable vision have the wrong prescription and this rises to about 33% for Mexican-American and African-American teens.
- 80% of all blindness and vision impairment is either preventable or treatable.
Across the country, as children and parents are gearing up for the back to school, remember that healthy vision is critical to academic and social success. As kids grow, an untreated eye disease or condition becomes more difficult to correct. These can worsen and lead to other serious problems as well as affect reading ability, focus, classroom behavior, and social adjustment in school.
Vision problems that can affect children include amblyopia, (“lazy eye”), strabismus, (“crossed eyes”), and the most common forms of refractive error: myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.
We recommend vision screenings and eye care for children on a regular basis.
For more information, visit the American Optometrist Association’s website at www.aoa.org to learn about vision health.
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