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AOA: Nearly One In Four School-Aged Kids May Have Vision Problems.


The Milwaukee (WI) Journal Sentinel¬†Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (11/3, Ong) reports that in 66 students in a Milwaukee school “received free glasses Wednesday as a result of a partnership between Milwaukee Public Schools, the optical company Wisconsin Vision and Prevent Blindness Wisconsin, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring healthy vision in schoolchildren statewide.” Darren Horndasch, CEO of Wisconsin Vision, explained that “vision problems can hinder the development of reading and other visual skills, because 80% of a child’s learning is related to sight.” And, “according to the American Optometric Association, nearly 25% of all school-age children have vision problems, resulting in the inability to achieve their full potential if undetected.”¬†