Thursday, August 6, 2009

Kids should have an eye exam by age 3

The Windsor Star examins the need for eye exams in young children. "Young children should have a thorough eye examination." It goes on to explain that "two particular conditions that are of concern at a young age include eye muscle problems such as 'crossed eyes' (strabismus) and 'lazy eye' (amblyopia)." Both of these conditions are easy to treat if detected early.

Dr. Todd Wilbee goes on to explain that children often do not complain of vision problems and are often not aware of problems thay may have. Signs that their vision may be suffering include low performance in school, losing place while reading and holding material very close. Teachers can also be a great resource for detecting vision problems.

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