Fact Sheet
Vision Problems Among U.S. Children: What the Research Tells Us

Policy Paper
Childhood Vision: Public Challenges and Opportunities

School achievement, healthy child development, and expanded computer use among school-age children have re-awakened interest in the importance of childhood vision. State legislatures, local school districts and federal agencies are re-assessing the effectiveness of existing approaches to finding and treating childhood vision problems. This paper provides a guide for policy makers, educators, health professionals, and parents to evaluate current strategies and suggests future directions.

Executive Summary

Full Report

Research Paper

Mervis CA, Boyle CA, Yeargin-Allsopp M. Prevalence and selected characteristics of childhood vision impairment. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 2002, 44:538-541. http://journals.cambridge.org/article_S001216220100252

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