Are Your Child’s Eyes Ready for School?

Are Your Child’s Eyes Ready for School?

Healthy eyes and vision are necessary for school success and an enjoyable life. Parents naturally want to help their children learn and succeed in school and enjoy life. Vision and eye health are key to students’ ability to do well in the classroom, on the playground, in sports and when studying at home.

Since children usually don’t complain about subtle problems with their eyesight or eyes, it’s important that they receive vision screening and eye health check-ups with a primary care doctor, pediatrician or other qualified health professional during well child exams, when they enter school or whenever a vision or eye health problem is suspected. If a vision or eye problem is detected, your healthcare professional should refer you to an Eye M.D. (ophthalmologist). For more information on eye health, visit: www.geteyesmart.org.