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COVDís New PSAs Spotlight Visual Skills Needed for Reading and Learning

Posted on: Friday, May 11, 2012

Keywords: COVD, visual skills, reading, learning

AURORA, Ohio—The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) is releasing a series of public service announcements (PSAs) intended to raise awareness that vision problems can not only interfere with learning, but sports performance, and other activities of daily living. These PSAs also address vision problems that impact individuals who have autism spectrum disorders or those who have suffered a head injury.

COVD is using the PSAs to launch its annual “August is National Children's Vision and Learning Month” campaign.

"I am excited about these PSAs because it will help more people understand that a vision problem may be causing the struggles every day at school, or while doing homework, or with other activities of daily living," said COVD president David A. Damari, OD. "I hope that broadcasters care enough about their listeners to air these PSAs as often as possible."

The PSAs can be downloaded from COVD's website at


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