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August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Make sure to schedule complete eye exams as you head back to school

testAlthough most of us don’t want to accept it, summer is winding down and school will soon be starting up again. This means shopping for school supplies, new school outfits and, hopefully, receiving a complete eye exam.

With August being Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, it’s a good time to remind parents of warning signs that could indicate a vision problem. Common issues could be nearsightedness, farsightedness or something more concerning such as color blindness or crossed eyes.

According to, these signs include:

  • Wandering or crossed eyes
  • A family history of childhood vision problems
  • Disinterest in reading or viewing distant objects
  • Squinting or turning the head in an unusual manner while watching television

Part of keeping your children healthy means maintaining their eye health. To learn more about Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, visit


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