Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Prevent Blindness at is a resource for child eye health. You can help raise awareness of children’s vision and eye health as kids head back to school.  The 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.

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month Resources

Resources for Parents and Caregivers

We have no better opportunity to educate parents and caregivers on school-readiness, vision screening, injury protection, sports eye safety, and signs of eye problems than during August as kids head back to school. Here is an example of resources Prevent Blindness can offer for parents and caregivers:

-Getting children ready for school:

-Signs of eye problems:

-Vision screening and eye exams:

-Injury protection:

-Sports eye safety:

– Financial Assistance for Eye Care: