PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An eye-opening study by the American Optometric Association (AOA) reveals the state of ocular health in young children.READ MORE: Luis Rodriguez Arrested In Murder Of 13-Year-Old Girl In Frankford, Police Say
The group says that 25-percent of children already wear or need will glasses to aid their vision by the time they enter kindergarten.'The World Needs More Toms': Friends, Coworkers Remember Tom Royds, Firefighter Killed In Schuylkill Crash
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: Montgomery County Family Recovers From COVID-19 After Unvaccinated Children Spread Virus To Vaccinated Parents
They also recommend games and toys that can help sharpen children’s vision skills.