Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Good vision is crucial to your child's success.

HealthDay (8/31, Thompson) reported that, "according to the American Optometric Association's 2009 survey, which assesses the knowledge and understanding of issues related to eye and visual health, 88 percent of respondents were unaware that one in four students has a visual impairment." In fact, "studies show that 86 percent of children start school without ever having an eye examination, even though youngsters can't learn if they can't see properly." In a news release, Michael Earley, OD, "the AOA's vision and learning specialist," explained, "Because a child's vision may change frequently, regular eye and vision care is crucial to a student's classroom success." The AOA noted that "60 percent of children labeled as 'problem learners' may actually have undetected vision problems and are sometimes incorrectly diagnosed as having attention-deficit disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder." (courtesy AOA)

Clear View Eye Care is fully equipped to help your child with their vision exam and treatment. We have numerous kid frames, vision therapy equipment and friendly staff who are prepared to make your child comfortable at our office. We recommend your child's first exam within the first year of life. Call us today.

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