Eye exams should be part of back-to-school routine

August 1, 2014

Children across the country will be heading back to school over the next month, so make sure your patients are making a comprehensive eye exam a part of their children’s back-to-school routine.

Deerfield Beach, FL-Children across the country will be heading back to school over the next month, so make sure your patients are making a comprehensive eye exam a part of their children’s back-to-school routine.

An eye exam can catch a variety of eye conditions-refractive errors, color blindness, strabismus, and amblyopia-that can affect a child’s ability to learn. Your patients should be scheduling an eye exam for their children at the ages of six months, three years, before kindergarten, and every two years after.

5 reasons to observe National Eye Exam Month

Make sure the parents of your pediatric parents know to look out for:

• Squinting

• Sitting too close to the TV

• Headaches

• Poor hand-eye coordination