Vision is the primary sense used for learning in the early years.
Approximately 80 percent of what a child learns is learned visually, so early detection and treatment of vision disorders are important to maximize a child’s visual potential. The longer eye conditions are left untreated, the more likely they are to worsen, affecting a child’s learning ability, athletic performance and self esteem. Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate (PBO) has established a comprehensive approach to enhancing the vision of Ohio’s children. Our approaches include vision screenings, classroom and community learning experiences for children and families, professional development opportunities for educators and primary care givers, technical assistance and eye health resources made available online. Review the links below to learn more about PBO’s approach to vision preservation in children.
Wise About Eyes
The Wise About Eyes internet portal supports all of PBO’s children’s vision education initiatives, including classroom curricula serving grades pre-K through 12, classroom presentations, and ongoing education for healthcare providers and parents.