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The training was supported by the Save Our Sight Fund, which was established by the Ohio General Assembly in 1999, and is administered by the Ohio Department of Health. It is funded by $1 voluntary consumer donations at the time of motor vehicle registration to support eye health and safety programs for kids.
State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) greeted volunteers at the training and thanked them for their commitment to saving the sight of Ohio’s children.
Vision problems affect one in four school-age children and one in twenty preschoolers. Eighty percent of what a child learns is visual – good vision is critical to learning. Undetected vision problems can affect how well a child performs in the classroom. An estimated 47,300 Ohio preschool children (1 in 20) have a vision disorder including amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eyes) that can lead to loss of vision.
Prevent Blindness recommends a continuum of eye care for children to include both vision screening and comprehensive eye examinations. All children, even those with no signs of trouble, should have their eyes checked at regular intervals.
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