The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) is taking a huge role in bringing awareness to parents, educators and other professionals about the visual skills needed for reading and learning.
As stated by president of COVD Dr. David A. Damari states,
“We are well into the 21st century, yet we are still using a benchmark from the 1800s to determine if a child can see well enough to learn. Standing 20 feet from an eye chart is not enough to adequately test children’s vision.”
To bring awareness to the subject, COVD has designated a whole section on their website for optometrists, parents and educators. They have been releasing public service announcements and posting success stories of how vision therapy can change a child’s life, as well releasing facts and explanations of why vision is more than just 20/20.
Visit the website to see the campaign and remember to help spread the word!