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Ready For School
However, according to the results of the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) first American Eye-Q™ survey, many parents are sending their children back to school without all of the resources that will ensure that their children learn to the best of their ability.
American Eye-Q™ survey results reveal:
AOA wants the experience for all school-aged children to be positive and productive and one of the most important things parents can do to help their child succeed, is to take them for a comprehensive eye exam. Studies show that approximately 80 percent of all learning during a child’s first 12 years is obtained through the eyes. Without a comprehensive eye exam, many children have vision problems that can go undiagnosed, and may even be misdiagnosed as a learning disorder.
Enclosed you will find several resources that will help you share this important information with your readers. The materials will provide important insight into the differences between eye screenings and comprehensive eye examinations and how vision and learning are connected. The enclosed kit also includes a news release summarizing the results of the American Eye-Q™ survey, the complete American Eye-Q™ Report Card for parents, and tips for your readers on what to look for when choosing children’s eyewear.
Thank you for sharing this story with your readers and helping to make sure America’s children have the ability to succeed in school. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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