Many vision problems can be corrected more easily with early diagnosis and treatment. Reports have estimated that up to 25% of students in grades K – 6 have vision-related problems, which may contribute to poor school performance. The visual system matures rapidly during the first few years and it is important to identify any problems that may interfere with normal vision development.
Some signs to look out for are:
- Avoidance of reading and other near visual work
- Eye discomfort or fatigue especially after use with digital devices
- Poor comprehension and frequent loss of place when reading
At Towne & Country Eyecare we provide a free eye exam to infants from ages 6-12 months. This is designed to ensure that any eye or vision needs are detected and treated early and efficiently.
We recommend exams at 3 and 5 years of age to ensure that your child’s eyes and visual system are developing properly. This is critical as a foundation for learning. With school curriculums becoming more challenging and the incorporation of digital devices at an early age, blue-light blocking lenses are more important than ever.
During the school years, yearly exams are recommended to monitor the eye health, prescription status, and skill development.
Please contact us to schedule an appointment to learn more about how you can take advantage of the latest advancements in pediatric eye care.