If you have never had a vision problem, you probably do not give much thought to your eyes. You and your kids go to the dentist to prevent dental decay, you get a physical to make sure you are fit. However, you probably do not give much thought to an annual health eye exam because you see well. Just because you see well, does not mean your eyes are healthy, nor does it mean that you do not have a vision issue.
Children eye exams should begin as early as 6 months to a year and should continue through out their lives. A school eye screening is not an eye exam. Your child's learning could be dependent upon his or her eyes. Did you know that 80% of all learning is done visually? For example, If your child has a focusing issue, he or she could develop a learning problem as letters and numbers can jump around the page, not allowing them to discern what they are reading.
The health of your child's eyes and their optic nerves should be examined annually as systemic diseases can be detected from a thorough examination of the eye.
October is Children's Eye Exam Awareness Month.
So annually, take your child to the Dentist, take your child to the pediatrician and remember... To Take your child to the eye doctor and this will complete his or her overall health care.