Educational Resources for Children
Read how school nurses and others in the school community can help improve student vision outcomes through early detection and eye safety education.
Preventing Vision Loss Among Students Through Eye Safety and Early Detection, NASN School Nurse. 2013 September.
See All You Can See
NEI's website for kids is intended for children ages 6-9 years old and provides general information on vision and protecting the eyes.
See All You Can See
Sports-Related Eye Safety Information
Find information and resources that highlight the importance of eye protection while playing sports and tips for reducing sports-related eye injuries.
Sports-Related Eye Safety
Downloadable Educational Materials
These materials can be incorporated into classroom activities and shared with children at school, doctors' offices, home, or elsewhere as a fun way to learn about the eye, healthy vision and eye diseases, and eye safety.
See All You Can See Activity Book PDF* (13KB)
See All You Can See Eye Fun Fact Calendar PDF* (1.2KB)
Wild About Healthy Vision Agenda Book PDF* (60KB)
Designed for elementary school-aged children, this activity book contains word puzzles, image search games, eye safety tips, classroom projects like cutouts and coloring pages, a glossary, and more to help children learn about parts of the eye, healthy vision, and eye safety.
Designed for elementary school-aged children, this calendar is a great way to learn about the eyes and recognize the importance of healthy vision. The calendar offers 31 interesting tips, facts about sports-related eye injuries, and myth busters about eyes and vision.
Designed for middle school-aged children, this agenda book features interesting eye-related myth busters and facts, an eye chart, word puzzles, eye safety tips, a glossary, and activities to help children learn about parts of the eye and how they work, healthy vision and eye diseases, and eye safety.
Ask a Scientist Video Series
Children have lots of questions about vision, how eyes work, and what it means to be a scientist. In this video series, NEI scientists answer some of the most frequently asked questions.
NEI: Ask a Scientist -- How did you become a scientist?
National Eye Institute video features Dr. Chris Thomas answering children's questions about how you can become a scientist and the variety of jobs they do.
NEI: Ask a Scientist -- What is an optical illusion?
National Eye Institute video features Dr. Matt McMahon presenting a fun example and explains how it plays tricks on our eyes.
NEI: Ask a Scientist -- Why did you become a scientist?
National Eye Institute video features Dr. Pat Becerra discussing why she became a scientist and encourages girls who are interested in science to pursue this interest.
NEI: Ask a Scientist -- What is Colorblindness?
National Eye Institute video features Dr. Sheldon Miller answering children's questions on colorblindness, whether it can be treated, and how people become color blind.
Last Updated: September 2013