To prevent potential vision problems and evaluate proper development, the American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that children should have their first eye exam at age six-months, before they even walk And a pre-kindergarten exam is a must (don’t assume school-offered vision screenings are enough).
About 80% of what we learn is through our eyes. Studies show that 60% of students identified as problem learners have undetected vision problems. According to the National Eye Institute, Amblyopia (lazy eye) is the most common cause of visual impairment in childhood. Young eyes can change fast; the good news is that annual eye exams can protect your child's vision, their overall health and their education.