June is Child Vision Awareness Month, which was created to recognize the numerous vision problems, as well as eye diseases, that can hinder children’s’ learning and social development. Since a child’s vision continues to develop over a long period of time, and their eyes are sensitive during the early stages of life, it’s important to recognize these issues early.
Despite the fact that undetected and untreated vision problems can lead to serious academic, health and social problems, only 1 in 3 children receive an eye exam before entering school. A recent study showed that more than 11% of teenagers currently have undetected or untreated vision problems. (Source: https://www.aoa.org/healthy-eyes/eye-health-for-life?sso=y)
Some of the common eye problems include having a lazy eye, being cross-eyed, vision and cataracts. Though many of these issues are curable, some can lead to blindness if not recognized and treated early on. Increased use of cellphones and tablets can also contribute to vision issues. Protect your children from permanent damage by booking an appointment with one of our eye specialists today!