Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Visual Development in Children is Crucial to Wellness and to Reading Success

Visual development begins at birth with babies learning to see as they grow according to the American Optometric Association. Their website has plentiful information about vision for infants, preschoolers, and school-age children. Scroll down on this page to see the tips for parents about helping their child's visual development. It includes reading and other early literacy practices.

InfantSEE is a partnership between the AOA and Johnson & Johnson as a public health program which promotes visual care as a necessary component of wellness care and a child's quality of life. Their site has resources for parents, provides free informational bookmarks as a public service, and helps connect parents with an optometrist.

"Under this program, participating optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service. Click here to learn more and locate a doctor in your area who can provide the free infant assessment."

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