Survey: vision problems in children can affect academic performance

Mason, OH-A survey by Russell Research shows that 93% of teachers polled believe poor vision affects a student?s academic performance, and 74% of teachers have seen vision problems cause children to fall behind in school.

Mason, OH-A survey by Russell Research shows that 93% of teachers polled believe poor vision affects a student's academic performance, and 74% of teachers have seen vision problems cause children to fall behind in school.

Although poor nutrition is a main concern for many children, teachers said two out of five of their students experience vision problems.

There is a critical need for proper vision care in the United States, especially among youths, according to the research group's survey results. Despite this need, not everyone can afford vision exams and eyeglasses.

Give the Gift of Sight, sponsored by Luxottica Group, provides free eye care and eyewear to those in need throughout North America. The group assists people through children's clinics, traveling vision vans, community outreach, and in-store giving programs.