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National Eye Exam Month

National Eye Exam Month

August is National Eye Exam Month, and 12.2 million Americans require some sort of vision correction but don’t use any, according to the Vision Council of America.

Almost 50% of children under 12 have never seen an eye care professional. Eye exams can help you fix issues early.

Eye Exams for Kids


1 in 4 kids have vision problems, and it’s a common reason for them to fall behind in school. Eye exams could help stop reading problems in their tracks.

Read Better with Glasses


Many eye diseases have no symptoms. Eye exams can help your doctor catch serious issues early.


Many eye conditions can be improved if they’re caught early, especially in children. Schedule an eye exam for your kids.

Fight Eye Problems Fast


Eye exams can also help spot other problems, like high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

Window to Your Health


If you’re having unexplained headaches, your eye doctor might be able to help. It may be as simple as updating your prescription.

Fighting Headaches with Your Eyes


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.