90 million children around the world have vision loss–as they don’t have access to eye care services. 165 million children need glasses. What is the best place to reach kids and talk to them about eye health? Schools, of course! This World Sight Day, we have a schools pack for the education sector to help teachers and children talk about the importance of eye health. The colourful pack is a great introduction to eye health–read on!
“We need to educate our children about the importance of eye health and why it is important to regularly get their eyes tested. I hope that this pack offers opportunities to learn more about how our eyes work and why it is important to #LoveYourEyes.”
Jo Frost, Global Parenting Expert
Who is it for?
Teachers and parents who home-school will find this pack easy to use. The pack includes print-out-able kits and home-tests, and activities with instructions for kids to use their hands and try them out. Some of the activities are suitable for kids of 6-14 years. The pack is also a rich resource of facts including links to more information. Do use the pack–and let us know if you like it, at [email protected]
EXPLORE EYE HEALTH ISSUES
VISION LOSS IS DRIVEN BY INEQUALITY: WOMEN ARE 12% MORE LIKELY TO HAVE VISION LOSS THAN MEN
VISION FACTS: WHY DO WE NEED OUR EYES? WHY VISION IS SO IMPORTANT?
GOOD VISION HELPS EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES: GLASSES CAN REDUCE THE ODDS OF FAILING A CLASS A CLASS BY 44%
GOOD VISION EQUALS BETTER EDUCATION: CHILDREN WITH VISION LOSS ARE 2.5X LESS LIKELY TO BE IN FORMAL EDUCATION