August 8, 2022 – As parents prepare to send their children back to school, eye examinations by licensed optometrists are important to ensuring scholastic success. Underprivileged Florida families can ensure their children’s eye health by contacting the Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program, a subsidiary of Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, for comprehensive eye examinations with prescription glasses when needed at no cost to the family.
To apply for an eye examination through the Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program, visit the Heiken Portal at www.FloridaHeiken.org or call 305-856-9830 with questions.
The American Optometric Association reports that 1 in every 4 children has vision problems which may contribute to poor school performance, behavior issues, and delinquency. Their research shows that literacy can be improved with early intervention. With corrective lenses, children are able to read their assignments, see the board, and learn to their fullest potential. Their prospects for succeeding in school improve immeasurably…..
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Source: South Florida Hospital News