It’s Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, and National Eye Exam Month, so make sure their eyes are ready for back-to-school too.
Their eyes should be checked during regular exams and vision testing should happen around age 3.
Do your kid’s eyes naturally cross? They may have strabismus.
Does one of your kid’s eyes seem to wander? They may have amblyopia, or a lazy eye.
Does your kid’s eyelids droop? They may have ptosis.
Does your kid have trouble seeing or identifying certain colors? They may be colorblind.
Does your kid seem disinterested in reading or seeing distant objects? They may be far or nearsighted.
Does your kid squint or turn their head trying to focus on the TV? They may have astigmatism. Take them to the eye doctor for a checkup.
Protect your kids eyes in these situations by taking them to the eye doctor for a checkup at the first sign of problems. The earlier it’s caught, the better the chance of improving a vision problem.