They Don’t Know They Can’t See
Importance of eyecare
Over 80 percent of what humans perceive comes through their sense of vision. But vision problems affect one in five children in schools each year. That means many children are missing out on a lot of learning.
Without intervention, vision problems limit a child’s ability to succeed in school and can lead to self-esteem and behavior issues.
Many children with vision problems just assume that everyone else sees the world the same way that they do. After receiving corrective lenses for the first time they say they didn’t realize there were individual leaves on the trees or that their classmate at the desk next to them could actually see the teacher’s presentation.
Through the Children’s Vision Initiative, the See To Learn Foundation works to level the playing field so all children have access to appropriate eye care to make sure they can achieve their academic potential.