Did you know that The Eye Didn’t Know That! website offers materials for children, parents, teachers and eyecare professionals to use to teach and learn more about eyecare basics and the importance of eye health and regular comprehensive eye exams. The information includes fact sheets, games, quizzes, lesson plans and free downloadable materials! This program is brought to you by Transitions, the manufacturer of the #1 eyecare professional-recommended photocromic lenses worldwide, promoting healthy sight and wellness through outreach, education and support.
Most importantly, did you know that:
- One in four children have an undetected vision problem that can interfere with their ability to read and learn?
- Near vision is not tested in the simple eye screenings offered in schools? Also, some of the most common children’s vision problems such as eye coordination, lazy eye, and farsightedness can be missed in an eye screening.
- Regular eye exams are critical to your child’s healthcare and should be scheduled as regularly as doctor and dentist appointments.
The Eye Didn’t Know That! Program ~ in Spanish and English!
Eye Didn’t Know That! was created to help people of all ages learn more about healthy vision. The program was developed by a team that includes eye care professionals, science and education experts, and Transitions Optical, Inc.
The Eye Didn’t Know That! website offers materials for children, parents, teachers and eye care professionals to use to teach and learn more about eye care basics and the importance of eye health and regular comprehensive eye exams. The information includes fact sheets, games, quizzes, lesson plans and free downloadable materials.
Don’t Forget: Healthy Sight Checklist
- Visit an eye doctor regularly for a complete eye exam. To locate an eye doctor near you, click here.
- Maintain a balanced diet high in beta-carotene and take vitamin supplements, if recommended
- Exercise regularly
- Drink eight to ten glasses of water a day to hydrate your body and eyes
- Make a conscious effort to periodically rest your eyes and blink frequently – especially when reading, working on a computer or watching television
- Avoid rubbing your eyes
- Wear sunscreen and UV-protective clothing, such as a wide-brimmed hat
- Select everyday eyewear, like Transitions lenses, that automatically block 100 percent of UV rays and help to reduce distracting glare
Is it time for your kids to have eye exam? To locate an eye doctor near your, click here.