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Vision Testing for Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

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.

Choosing Your First Pair of Glasses

 

Do your kid’s eyes naturally cross? They may have strabismus.

Cross Eyed for Fun vs. Strabismus

 

Does one of your kid’s eyes seem to wander? They may have amblyopia, or a lazy eye.

Preventing a Lazy Eye

 

Does your kid’s eyelids droop? They may have ptosis.

Protecting Their Vision

 

Does your kid have trouble seeing or identifying certain colors? They may be colorblind.

Just Mismatched Socks or Colorblindness?

 

Does your kid seem disinterested in reading or seeing distant objects? They may be far or nearsighted.

Seeing Near and Far

 

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.

Seeing to Focus

 

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.