PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An eye-opening study by the American Optometric Association (AOA) reveals the state of ocular health in young children.READ MORE: Pottstown House Explosion Leaves 5 People Killed, 2 Others Injured: Officials
The group says that 25-percent of children already wear or need will glasses to aid their vision by the time they enter kindergarten.
Doctors now recommend that parents have the eyes of their school-aged children checked every year.READ MORE: Radnor High School Dismisses Students After Going On Lockdown Due To Bomb Threat
The AOA also offers insightful signs to watch out for in order to recognize that your child might be having vision problems, including squinting, tilting their head, sensitivity to light, and avoiding detail-oriented activities.MORE NEWS: 300 Elementary School Students Participate In Annual Wildwood Ceremony Unlocking Summer Season
They also recommend games and toys that can help sharpen children’s vision skills.