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Vision Screenings Critical to AZ Kids’ Reading, Learning

Vision Screenings Critical to AZ Kids’ Reading, Learning PHOENIX – The ability to see clearly is critical for young children, particularly when they’re learning to read.

The nonprofit Eyes on Learning Vision Coalition aims to have all preschool-age children in Arizona screened for vision problems and for those needing it, to receive an eye exam and follow-up treatment for better vision health.

Nicol Russell, deputy superintendent for early childhood education of the Arizona Department of Education, says taking her pre-school daughter to get a vision screening at a local school district was, literally, an eye-opener.
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