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  • Children in underserved families are at the greatest risk of undetected vision problems.​​​​​
  • 80% of a child’s development relies on vision. Uncorrected vision can result in developmental delays that affect the child’s ability to learn and succeed in academics, sports, and other activities.
  • Studies have found that uncorrected vision can contribute to anxiety and depression as a result of not being able to fully engage in the world around them.
  • Permanent vision loss can be a result of vision problems that go uncorrected during childhood.
  • According to the American Optometric Association, children generally should have their first eye exam at 6 months of age, at the age of 3, at the start of school and then every two years until age 18.