Children with uncorrected vision conditions or eye health problems face many barriers in life; academically, socially, and athletically. Full vision isn’t an ability that a child has from the start. A child’s brain learns how to use eyes to see, just like it learns how to use legs to walk or a mouth to speak. Early detection and treatment provide the very best opportunity to correct vision problems so your child can learn to see clearly. Make sure your child has the best possible tools to learn successfully by scheduling yearly eye exams with your local optometrist.
Understanding The Difference Between a Vision Screening and a Vision Examination
It is important to know that a vision screening by a child’s pediatrician or preschool is not the same as a comprehensive vision examination by an eye specialist.
Vision screenings are a limited process, according to the American Optometric Association, vision screenings may miss as many as 60% of children with vision problems. Even if a vision screening does not identify a possible vision problem, a child may still have one. Passing a vision screening can give parents a false sense of security.
With today’s diagnostic equipment and tests, a child does not have to know the alphabet or how to read to have his or her eyes examined so make an appointment today to insure your child has the best possible vision available to them.