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Posted on 01-15-2017
As a parent, you may wonder whether your pre-schooler has a vision problem or when your child's first eye exam should be scheduled.
It is recommended by the AOA, that the first comprehensive eye exam is performed at 6 months of age. Next, an exam should be scheduled at age 3 and then again when they start school. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), 25 percent of all school-age children have vision problems.
Early identification of a child's vision problem is crucial because, if left untreated, some childhood vision problems can cause permanent vision loss. How can you tell if your child has vision problems? Here are some warning signs you should be aware of:
We are proud to be a member of the American Optometric Association's InfantSEE® Program. This is a one-time service which offers early detection of potential eye and vision problems at no cost regardless of income or ability to pay.
Click here for more information on pediatric exams.
If you believe your child should see an eye doctor, call us at 856-854-3937 (EYES) to schedule an appointment.
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