Undeniably, vision is a key factor in a child’s learning and development. As a rule of thumb, children should see an optometrist for an eye exam based on the following:
- Before the age of one
- Between the ages of two to five
- Yearly after starting school
Parents cannot rely on their children to tell them their vision is suffering because they just don’t know any better. It is up to us, as parents, to ensure that our children are being appropriately screened for vision issues. The only way to do this is through an eye exam, and watching for signs your child is having trouble seeing.
An eye exam can help identify common vision issues found in children like:
- nearsightedness (myopia)
- amblyopia (lazy eye)
- strabismus (cross-eyed)
Early detection allows for appropriate treatment, which can resolve many common eye conditions in children. Find out how MSP covers children’s eye exams.