Good vision and overall eye health are vital to learning. The Joseph & Swan Eye Center joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in emphasizing the importance of healthy vision to academic success during Children's Eye Health and Safety Month in August.
Because children are still growing, being vigilant about eye health is important. The earlier that problems are identified, the sooner they can be addressed. For children to maintain healthy eyes and vision throughout the school year, Joseph & Swan Eye Center and the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommend the following four tips:
For school-age children, a vision screening "“ which is less comprehensive than a dilated eye examination by an ophthalmologist, can be performed by a pediatrician, family physician, nurse or trained technician during regular checkups. If the screening detects a problem, the child may need to see an ophthalmologist "“ an eye physician and surgeon "“ or other eye care professional.
Visit the Academy's website to learn more about common childhood eye conditions.