PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An eye-opening study by the American Optometric Association (AOA) reveals the state of ocular health in young children.READ MORE: Drexel, Penn Join Growing List Of Philadelphia Area Colleges To Require Students Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19
The group says that 25-percent of children already wear or need will glasses to aid their vision by the time they enter kindergarten.2 Killed When Tractor-Trailer Carrying Watermelons Crashes On New Jersey Turnpike
Doctors now recommend that parents have the eyes of their school-aged children checked every year.
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: Radnor Residents Fight To Keep Schools' 'Raider' Name While Removing Native American Imagery
They also recommend games and toys that can help sharpen children’s vision skills.