Every year in August, I gather my children up and we head to our pediatrician’s office to check on their healthy bodies – including their healthy eyes. I want to make sure that before school starts, they are able to see with good vision and that there is nothing major going on with their eyes (we have lots of eye diseases in my family.) It’s during these eye exams that our family pediatrician looks for any potential problems that could occur. If he sees something, he helps us get an appointment with an eye specialist to further figure out how to correct it.
For more information about how to make sure your kids’ eyes are sharp, www.geteyesmart.org.
Are Your Child’s Eyes Ready for School?
September is Children’s Eye Health and Safety month, and as children head back to school, 5 Minutes for Mom is teaming up with EyeSmart to remind parents that good vision and eye health are key to students’ ability to succeed in the classroom and be safe on the playground.
Join Our Next Twitter Party
#childrensvision Twitter Party will focus on back to school issues and children’s vision, including:
- Children’s vision screening recommendations
- Pink Eye and other common eye problems in children
- Curriculum guides to help kids learn about eye health and the science of vision
When: Thursday, August 30th, 2012
Time: 7:00pm Eastern time/6:00pm Central time/4:00pm Pacific time
Theme: Children’s Eye Health and Safety
Party Hashtag: #childrensvision
Prizes: We will be giving out $25 and $50 Target gift cards during the party!
It’s also a great time of year to teach kids about eye health and the science of vision, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Museum of Vision invites educators and parents to take advantage of fun, free curriculum to teach children about eye health and the science of vision.
During the party, we will be sending out links to some of the fun and FREE curriculum guides, so be sure and RSVP to the party. Come learn all about how to keep your kids eyes healthy so they’ll be ready for their school work, as well as engaging ways to teach them about their eyes and vision!