Children’s Vision

As a parent, it’s normal to wonder whether your preschooler has a vision problem or when you should schedule your child’s first eye exam. The American Optometric Association(AOA) suggests that children should have their first regular eye exam at 6 months old. Eye exams for children are very important since 5 to 10 percent of preschoolers and 25 percent of children have vision problems.

Many children with uncorrected vision issues or eye health problems can face academic or social barriers in life. Quality eye care can break down these barriers and help your children to reach their highest potential.

It’s true that vision doesn’t just happen. A child’s brain learns how to use eyes to see, similar to the way it learns how to use legs to walk or a mouth to form words. The longer a vision problem goes untreated or undiagnosed, the more a child’s brain learns to accommodate the vision problem.

That’s why a comprehensive eye examination is so critical for children. The earlier we detect and treat the vision problem the better chance we have to correct it, so your child can learn to see clearly.

Eighty percent of all learning is gained through our vision. Make sure your child has the best possible tools to learn successfully.

Contact Maggiore Family Eye Care today to schedule an appointment for your family.