As back-to-school season gets underway, now's the time to get parents to schedule their child's comprehensive eye examination with a local doctor of optometry.
Video: How Healthy Eyes Give Kids Every Opportunity to Succeed
Children with uncorrected vision conditions or eye health problems face many barriers in life, developmentally, academically and socially. In-person, comprehensive eye exams from a doctor of optometry can break down these barriers and help give your child the tools to learn successfully.
Children’s Eye Health Activity Sheet
This two-sided 8 1/2" x 11" activity sheet is excellent for use in the classroom or as a giveaway at health fairs and other community events, particularly for children ages 6 - 10 (early readers). Learn fun facts about vision while solving challenging puzzles!
Children's Screen Time Social Media Video
Short, educational video for parents and the public on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on children’s vision, from increased screen time to a significant myopic shift in young children.
Children’s Vision (Overview) PPT
Customizable PowerPoint presentation template on children’s vision that explains how children’s eyes work, common pediatric vision conditions and the importance of regular eye care.
AOA Pediatric Guidelines 6-Page Summary
This guideline is a shortened summary of AOA’s Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline for Comprehensive Pediatric Eye and Vision Examination and is intended to help ensure all children’s health care providers have the latest, scientifically based information to provide the best care for their young patients. This guideline shows which tests and interventions are proven to optimize a child’s eye care and the frequency with which children should receive a comprehensive eye exam to ensure their visual health. ***See link below for full guideline
AOA Pediatric Guidelines for Health Care Providers (Full Guideline)
The American Optometric Association (AOA) convened an expert panel in 2017 to develop an evidence-based guideline that recommends annual comprehensive eye exams for children. This is the complete evidence-based guideline for healthcare providers.
Scout Vision Patch Awareness Program
This toolkit provides information and resources to help affiliates and members establish a virtual Vision Awareness Patch Program for girl scouts and boy scouts in their community, and reinforce the importance of eye exams to not just the children, but also the parents, caregivers, and scout leaders.