Imagine a child not being able to see the chalkboard or computer, having trouble reading a book, or even playing with his or her friends at school. If we could see the world through the eyes of a child that cannot see,
The educational information provided below educates children and their parents, caregivers, nurses, educators, and community volunteers by raising heightened awareness to take care of their child’s vision and eye health. Prevent Blindness Texas has developed a series of infographics to support the importance of identifying a possible vision problem. Join our movement today by helping children see more clearly!
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Fact: Approximately 6.8% of children younger than 18 years in the United States have a diagnosed eye and vision condition.
Fact: Nearly 3% of children younger than 18 years are blind or visually impaired, defined as having trouble seeing even when wearing glasses or contact lenses.
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Fact: Strabismus, or misalignment of the eyes, occurs in 2% to 4% of children under the age of 6.
Fact: Among children aged 3 to 6 years, visual impairment is projected to increase in the U.S. by 45% among Latinx children and 14% among Black children from 2020 to 2060, while vision impairment is expected to decrease by 22% among white children of similar age during this same time period.