Vision disability is number one health issue in schools

Source: PR Newswire

As a highly experienced vision screener who has tested more than 50,000 children over the past 10 years for Florida’s VisionQuest, Nancy Jeppesen has seen the real impact on children who have a vision problem, but were not identified.

“I believe vision issues among children is a silent epidemic,” said Jeppesen, who founded Florida’s VisionQuest in 1994.  “These kids don’t know they can’t see. Most of them were born that way.  When we go into a Title I school that is typically made up of minority students from high poverty circumstances, we have seen as much as 43 percent of the school population requiring eye glasses. And this is at the elementary school level.

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