Think About Your Eyes Review (& Giveaway Ends 8/30)


ABOUT:
A few weeks ago the City of Chicago declared the week “Think About Your Eyes” week.  A group dedicated to informing the public about the importance of vision health, the Think About Your Eyes (TAYE) Coalition, has released a few surprising facts:
  • Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms. As a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist.
  • One in four children has a vision problem that can interfere with learning and behavior, and half of all American children have not had a complete eye exam.
  • Eye care experts say children should have their first eye exam before they can even walk.
  • The American Optometric Association recommends a six month exam to make sure your baby’s eyes are developing normally and to stop bigger problems down the road. After that, a yearly trip to the eye doctor will keep tabs on young eyes that can change fast.
  • In addition to correcting vision problems, annual eye exams can also reveal warning signs of more serious undiagnosed health problems such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
MY THOUGHTS:
I got my first pair of glasses when I was in 7th grade and luckily my eyes are not that bad.  I can see without my glasses but with them everything is definitely sharper.  My husband is blind is a bat and had a very strong prescription, until he had lasik surgery.  So since both my husband and I have vision problems I definitely worry about my kids vision.  I had no idea how many kids have vision problems and that it can interfere with learning and development.
After checking around the Think About Your Eyes Facebook page and Website, I cannot believe how much I learned.  I think vision problems are just not something people think about, I mean it goes Pediatrician and dentist for me, I never really thought about vision testing this early.  I found the Think About Your Eyes Facebook and Website pages very informative and think that everyone can learn something from them!
VISIT: You can learn more at Think About Your Eyes Facebook Page and Thinkaboutyoureyes.com.
GIVEAWAY: (1) Winner will receive a Think About Your Eyes prize package.  The prize package will include two Think About Your Eyes T-shirts, four foam eyeballs, and four eyeball hand fans.

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