Think About Your Eyes is a national public awareness campaign on vision health. Think About Your Eyes believes teachers are essential for identifying student vision problems and informing their students' families about the importance of children's comprehensive eye exams.
When kids can’t see well, they usually have no idea that it’s possible to see the world clearly. That’s why it’s up to teachers, parents, and eye doctors to help kids see as well as they possibly can.
This helpful vision handout was crafted especially for teachers to send home to parents. It outlines for parents clues that signal eye problems in their children, how often kids need eye exams, and where they can find an eye doctor. (Unfortunately, school vision screenings aren’t enough—they miss up to 75 percent of student vision problems.)
This free informational handout for parents is also a gift to teachers. Because if the kids in your class have better vision, they’ll learn more fully, pay better attention, and have fewer behavior problems, too.
Want to learn more about how teachers can help detect student vision problems? Read our article by a veteran teacher on the ways students exhibit vision problems in the classroom.