Observe Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in August

By Kaylyn Hinz

As the summer comes to a close and children head back to school. It is very important to get their eyes checked. Since UV rays are still strong in the month of August, it is known for being Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month.

According to the Centers for Disease Control only one in three children in America have ever received eye care services before age six, even though more than 12.1 million school aged children have some form of vision problem.

Being that children are outside more than adults they are more prone to UV ray eye damage. Here are some sunglasses picking tips to insure your child’s eyes are protected at all times.
1. Purchase sunglasses that offer UV protection.
2. Make sure the sunglasses fit the child’s face and shield the eyes from all angles.
3. Choose lenses that are impact resistant.
4. If they do not want to wear sunglasses insist on them wearing a brim hat.

Visit www.preventblindness.org for more eye protection information.

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One Response to Observe Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in August

  1. Gary says:

    Children should be protected at all cost. They need more guidance.

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