Youth Outreach


Vision Screenings

Did you know that 80% of what a child learns comes through the visual system? And did you know that almost 25% of school age children have vision problems? This means that the earlier a vision issue is detected, the sooner the child can have their eyesight corrected. A child who does not see well will experience little success in school until the problem is addressed. The Center for Vision Loss takes this issue seriously and focuses on providing free vision screenings for children at pre-schools, day care centers, kindergarten registrations and other community locations to improve their readiness for school. Older MORE

Dr. Optical

Meet Dr. Optical and his lovely assistant Miss Illusion, the Center for Vision Loss mascots. They love to share information about eyes and eye health and safety just for kids! Click below to print out their monthly Activity Page. There is a special page for every month so you can check out what this dynamic duo is focusing on!  Remember healthy eyes are no illusion! Dr. Optical's JUNE Activity Page (pdf format) Dr. Optical's MAY Activity Page (pdf format) Dr. Optical's APRIL Activity Page  (pdf format) Dr. Optical's MARCH Activity Page  (pdf format) Dr. Optical's FEBRUARY Activity Page  (pdf format) MORE

Eye Health for Kids

Children need to see well to learn well, but a child who is not seeing well generally does not realize it. If you observe any of these symptoms in your child, the Center for Vision Loss urges you to make an appointment with an eye doctor as soon as possible: 1. Tends to rub their eyes 2. Complains of headaches or dizziness 3. Shuts or covers one eye while reading 4. Turns or tilts their head to use one eye only 5. Squints, frowns or blinks more than usual 6. Uses a finger to maintain their place while reading 7. Loses their place while reading 8. Omits or MORE
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