Be sure to add eye exams to your back-to-school “to do” list. Making sure your children have excellent vision will help them perform at their best — in and out of the classroom!
In a whitepaper titled “EYE EXAMS FOR CHILDREN – WHY, HOW SOON AND HOW OFTEN” Gary Heiting, OD explains, “Children’s vision problems are common — probably more common than you think. Researchers say up to 10 percent of preschoolers and up to 25 percent of school-age children have vision disorders, and many of these problems can affect learning. Unfortunately, many children’s vision problems don’t have obvious signs and symptoms and aren’t detected in school vision screenings. The only way to know for sure if your children have the visual skills they need in school is to make sure they have routine comprehensive eye exams performed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist.”
Read the complete whitepaper about eye exams for children prepared by the team at Hoya here:Eye Exams for Children White Paper