Promoting healthy vision in students: progress and challenges in policy, programs, and research.

@article{Ethan2008PromotingHV,
  title={Promoting healthy vision in students: progress and challenges in policy, programs, and research.},
  author={Danna Ethan and Charles E Basch},
  journal={The Journal of school health},
  year={2008},
  volume={78 8},
  pages={411-6}
}
BACKGROUND An estimated 1 in 5 American children has a vision problem. Children living in poor urban environments have twice the normal rate of vision problems. Uncorrected vision problems can worsen over time and result in permanent vision loss. Early detection and treatment of vision problems is therefore essential in optimizing children's health and development. Federal-, state-, and school-based prevention efforts continue to evolve to identify and serve children with vision problems… CONTINUE READING

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