August is National Eye Exam Month – a nationwide effort to educate parents on the importance of healthy vision for their children.
Much of a child’s learning is visually based, yet kids often don’t have the perspective to even know they have vision problems, much less tell their parents.
In fact, did you know that many kids who are originally considered to have learning disabilities are later diagnosed with vision problems?
Nearly 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems. Of children ages 3 to 5, close to one in 20 has a problem that could result in permanent vision loss if left untreated. The American Academy of Ophthalmology estimates that 80 percent of preschoolers do not receive vision screenings.
Please give us a call to schedule a thorough exam for your child’s eyes. Our experienced doctors, using the absolute latest technology, will check on the health of their eyes and help your child see her or his very best.
This is also a great time for you to have your eyes checked.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that you have a baseline eye exam at age 40, the time when the early signs of disease or changes in your vision may occur. A baseline screening can help identify signs of eye disease at an early stage, when treatment can have the greatest impact on preserving your vision.