Protect Your Child’s Eyesight

One out of every twenty children in the United States between the ages of three and five have eye problems. Early detection and treatment is crucial.

Many of these children suffer from visual impairment with possible permanent loss of vision if diagnosis is too late. Everyday giant strides are being made in the treatment of all forms of vision impairment and blindness.

Covering a toddler’s one “good seeing” eye with eye patches can and definitely does improve and develop the eyesight of the child’s opposite eye which may have become lazy as a result of “lack of use”.

How can you identify or detect this common vision problem? By taking advantage of the Marco Island Community Project to “Eradicate Amblyopia” (Lazy Eye).

Vision screening may play an important role in helping your child to enjoy a lifetime of normal vision.

To donate: Community Foundation of Collier County

  • Select “Donate for a specific impact or to a specific fund”
  • Enter your gift amount
  • Click the recipient drop down menu and select “Specific Fund”
  • Enter the Specific Fund Name: Orthoptic/Blind/Visually Impaired Fund
  • Click next and enter billing information