Good vision is essential to success in school.
When a vision problem or eye health issue goes undiagnosed it impacts a child's development
and could also make it more difficult to correct vision issues later in life.
One in four children has an undetected vision problem.
An eye exam is important for all children and should not be confused with the eye screenings that often occur at school.
These screenings while important, cannot provide the same level of eyecare and diagnosis that a comprehensive eye exam can.
The American Optometric Association recommends that children have their eyes examined before they enter kindergarten,
usually between the ages of five and six. If vision correction is not needed, the AOA recommends school age children
receive an eye exam every two years. Children who wear glasses or contact lenses should receive an exam annually.
Did you know that the sun can do as much damage to your eyes as it can to your skin? This is especially true for children, whose young eyes let in more UV-rays.
Since children spend more time outdoors than adults, they are exposed to more harmful UV radiation. As a child is developing, so are their eyes. UV exposure during childhood accounts for much of a person’s cumulative UV damage. Long term exposure can result in cataracts, retina damage and macular degeneration. Protect your children’s eyes with prescription or non prescription
sunglasses that offer 100% UV protection.
Squinting, closing or covering one eye
One or both eyes turning in or out
Constantly holding material close to the face
Repeatedly rubbing eyes
Continued redness or tearing
Family history of vision problems
Difficulty keeping their place while reading
Frequent headaches, watery eyes or dry eyes
Sitting at the front of the classroom in order to see
Bad behavior or problems in the classroom