WHEREAS, Children’s Vision and Learning Month serves to educate parents, teachers, and the general public about the the importance of vision and proper eye care in the success of each child;
WHEREAS, vision plays a vital role in allowing Colorado’s children to read and learn; and
WHEREAS, as many as one in four school-age children has vision problems, and vision problems are the most common handicapping condition among children; and
WHEREAS, the State of Colorado recognizes the importance of education in the lives of its children, and encourages parents to have their children screened for vision problems in order to
maximize their potential in the classroom;
Therefore, I, John Hickenlooper, Governor of the State of Colorado, do hereby proclaim August 2013, CHILDREN’S VISION AND LEARNING MONTH.
GIVEN under my hand and the Executive Seal of the State of Colorado, this first day of August, 2013
John W. Hickenlooper. Governor