With a large number of states beginning the school year earlier; August is the new September! along with school supply shopping and purchasing those back-to-school clothing items, it's time to make comprehensive eye exam appointments for the kids. Conveniently, August is designated as children's Eyes Health and Safety month.
A good rule of thumb is to have your children’s eyes examined during well-child visits, beginning around age three. Your child’s eye doctor can help detect refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism as well as the following diseases:
Keeping your children’s eyes safe is another part of maintaining healthy vision. Eye injuries are the leading cause of vision loss in children. There are about 42,000 sports-related eye injuries every year in America, and children suffer most of these injuries. Help prevent your child from being one of the more than 12 million children who suffer from vision impairment by remembering a few basic rules of safety: