With August being Children's Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month, Prevent Blindness is providing information and programs on the importance of healthy vision for children.
For parents, health managers and school nurses, PreventBlindness.org includes free information on a variety of children's eye health topics including amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes), and UV-protection and sports safety
, Prevent Blindness offers the
Star Pupils Eye Health and Safety Curriculum
for grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. The program, which is available free for download upon request, provides teachers with interactive materials that help students learn the importance of sight, components of the eye and how we see, and how to identify objects and situations that can be dangerous to eyes. The program meets National Health, National Science and National Physical Education standards and includes lesson plans with presentation PowerPoints and teacher guides, in-class activities and take-home worksheets.