- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A new program will see participating Nebraska optometrists offering free vision tests to 3-year-old children.

The program was created by the Nebraska Optometric Association in cooperation with the Nebraska Foundations for Children’s Vision. It coincides with Gov. Dave Heineman’s proclamation naming October “See to Learn” month.

York optometrist Nancy Dob says 20 percent of children entering kindergarten have an undetected vision problem. She says that increases to more than 30 percent by the time those children graduate from high school.

Parents can find out which optometrists are participating in their community by calling 1-800-960-EYES or visiting www.nechildrensvision.org.

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