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CHILDREN'S EYE EXAMS

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), 1 in 4 school-age children have vision problems.   More importantly, if your child is born with a visual problem, they cannot bring it to the parent’s attention since the child does not know anything is wrong or missing.  Visual impairments can include a misaligned eye/eye turn or the inability to focus at near or far.  Therefore, diagnosing children early is important because children are more responsive to treatment.  Left untreated, these visual problems can have a permanent effect on a child’s learning and development.  It is recommended the first comprehensive eye exam be at six months and then at three years old and again before the child enters kindergarten. 

If you notice your child displaying any of these early warning signs, contact our office to schedule an eye exam with our caring doctor.

 

  • Squinting, closing/covering one eye

  • Tilting the head to one side

  • Rubbing eyes

  • One or both eyes turn inward or outward

  • Dislike and/or avoidance of close work

  • Complains of headaches, nausea and dizziness

  • Family history of “lazy eye” or “thick glasses”

  • Performing poorly in school or sports

IMPORTANCE OF EYE EXAMS IN KIDS