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August is Children’s Eye Safety and Health Month

It’s August and school is right around the corner.  What about your child’s eyes?

Permanent vision loss can result from untreated eye problems.

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, which is a great time for you to get your child’s eyes checked before school starts.

Parents should be aware of signs that may indicate their child has vision problems.  For example; wandering or crossed eyes; a family history of childhood vision problems; not interested in reading or viewing distant objects; and squinting or turning the head while watching television.

Parents should ensure their child practice the importance of eye safety and protect their eyes by wearing protection eyewear when participating in sports and recreational activities.  Avoid the use of toys with sharp and protruding edges.

 

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