At least 15 percent of all preschoolers have an undetected vision problem that needs to be treated with glasses.
Vision is vital to a child’s development but many vision disorders go undetected. In the state of Oregon more than 11,000 preschool children may have amblyopia, a common vision disorder. Many vision disorders, like amblyopia, can be successfully treated and even reversed if detected early. Yet as many disorders go undetected, visual impairment threatens a child’s ability to learn during the pivotal developmental age of 3- 7 years old.
The See to Read program is offering free vision screenings to children ages 3-7 years old at local public libraries across Oregon this summer. See the Calendar for event dates and locations.