August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month here at Prevent Blindness. You can help raise awareness of children’s vision and eye health as kids head back to school.  Our key message is that healthy vision contributes to children’s school readiness, ability to learn, overall healthy development and ability to reach motor developmental milestones and that vision screening and eye care are essential components of a Strong Vision Health System of Care

Please help us share these resources with colleagues and parents/caregivers:

-Language for a newsletter article or blog post 

-List of resources for parents and caregivers as well as professionals

-Children’s Vision Month press release

As always, the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness is available for presentations, webinars, and technical assistance on the connection of vision to learning, the importance of early detection of vision conditions, and evidence-based vision screening methods and tools.

For more information about the National Center or the resources described here, contact Donna Fishman, MPH at [email protected].