Children's Vision

The Link Between Vision and Learning is Significant

This year alone, 20 million children will return to school with a vision problem that may interfere with their ability to learn, contribute to disciplinary problems and put them at risk for permanent vision loss. A recent survey by the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Vision Council of America (VCA) found that only eight percent of adults recognized that vision problems are a leading cause of children's difficulties in school.

Vision disorders are one of the most prevalent handicapping conditions in childhood. Eighty percent of all learning during a child's first 12 years comes through vision, however, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, 20-25 percent of children enter school with significant vision problems which can affect their development and progress in school. In addition, 70 percent of school-age children who have a learning disability in reading have some form of visual impairment.

Consumers can access information on vision health by visiting For children's vision you can go direct to You can also call 1-866-356-2020 for general vision health questions.