In the proclamation, the Governor cites that research shows vision disorders are the largest issue affecting a child's ability to learn in the classroom. It is estimated that as many as 1 in 4 school aged children have vision problems. The Governor seeks to raise public awareness of the importance of good vision in the learning process, and urges parents, educators, school nurses to work together to help prevent or reduce the impact of untreated vision problems in children.
The Massachusetts Society of Optometrists recommends that school-aged children, as well as all adults, have an annual comprehensive eye exam by an eye doctor, to ensure healthy vision. As we recognize Children's Vision & Learning Month, August is an ideal time to schedule your child's annual eye exam, before the start of the school year.
Click here to find a doctor of optometry near you to schedule your child's annual eye exam.
Click here to view the Governor's official proclamation on Children's Vision & Learning Month.