Good vision and eye health starts at an early age. If left untreated, sight problems can lead to educational issues for your child and can even be a root of major eye disease.

Infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at six months old, according to the American Optometric Association (AOA). Additional eye exams should be conducted for children at age three and before entering kindergarten. If vision correction is not necessary, the AOA recommends an eye exam every two years for school-aged children. If your child needs prescription lenses, be sure to have him or her examined once a year by an optometrist or opthamologist. School screenings may not be adequate to accurately identify eye problems.

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