Prevent Blindness Offers Children’s Eye Health Programs to Help Parents, Teachers and Kids Save Sight
Prevent Blindness Declares August as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month
HOUSTON (July 30, 2014)—Back-to-school preparations are well underway for many parents and students. To help give children a great head start to a successful school year, Prevent Blindness offers free information and programs on the importance of healthy vision.
Prevent Blindness has declared August as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness month to inspire parents to make their child’s vision health a priority. Family-friendly resources on a wide variety of topics that help parents take the right steps to keep their child's sight healthy for life can be found at preventblindness.org and through the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) website. Topics covered include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes), UV-protection and sports safety, and the Affordable Care Act and children’s vision.
Prevent Blindness also offers the following programs to help save children’s sight:
“By working with teams of experts in the fields of education and vision and eye health, we’ve put together a variety of engaging and informational programs that are appealing and user-friendly for kids, their parents and teachers,” said Debbie Goss, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness. “By everyone working collectively, we can give our children the best chance at success both in and outside of the classroom!”
For more information on Prevent Blindness and its children’s eye health and safety programs, please call 1-888-98-SIGHT or visit www.preventblindnesstexas.org.
About Prevent Blindness Texas
Founded in 1956, Prevent Blindness is the state’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness Texas touches the lives of thousands of people each year through public and professional education, advocacy, community and patient service programs and research. These services are made possible through the generous support of the Texas public. Through a network of regional offices and volunteers, we are committed to eliminating preventable blindness in Texas. For more information, or to make a contribution to the sight-saving fund, call 1-888-98-SIGHT or visit us on our website, Facebook, Twitter, or blog.