Many parents assume that their children are able to see just fine, without ever thinking about getting their eyes and vision professionally checked. However, this could be a mistake that impairs a child’s ability to learn and develop, as studies show that a huge percentage of learning is visual. This means that if your school-aged child is unable to see well, their learning may be significantly affected.
regular eye exams protect your child's vision
At Veld Vision Center, we strongly recommend that young children have their eyes checked on a regular basis; we provide kindergarten eye exams and school exams as a result. As recommended by the American Optometric Association, children should have their eyes examined:
At six months of age
Remember, children are growing and developing, which means that their eyes are changing rapidly, too. This is why frequent eye exams to assess eye health and detect any vision problems as early as possible is necessary. The last thing that you want is for your child to go weeks, months, or even years without being able to see clearly.
Kindergarten and school exams
When a child enters school, vision is extremely important for learning. In fact, many things, such as reading, motor development, and other skills are dependent upon a child’s ability to see. Signs of vision problems that you should watch out for at this age include a short attention span, headaches, frequent blinking, squinting, tilting the head to the side, and poor reading comprehension. During an eye exam, our doctor checks if your child needs any vision correction and for any eye health problems or diseases. If your child does have a vision or eye problem, our doctor will discuss your options with you. There are a number of options available, ranging from glasses and contact lenses to other therapeutic solutions.
stay on top of your child's vision
Catching a vision problem early is critical for your child’s well-being. At Veld Vision Center, we care about your child’s eye health and ability to see. To learn more about guidelines for children’s eye health, or to make an appointment for your infant, kindergartener, or school-aged child today contact our office today.