According to the National Eye Institute, “Vision disorders are the most prevalent handicapping condition in childhood. Early detection increases the likelihood of effective treatment.”
The Kids Eyes Count Campaign is an excellent opportunity for you to learn about children’s eye and vision care.
Vision First encourages all parents bring a Vision First report form to a child’s eye appointment. Vision screening is not a substitute for an eye exam by an eye doctor.
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An eye doctor’s eye examination should identify, treat, and prevent vision problems that could interfere with a child’s ability to succeed in school and in life.
A comprehensive eye and vision examination includes eye health, visual acuity, a refractive evaluation, and visual efficiency. The Reference Page explains the Vision First reports.
When in doubt, check it out.
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Janet V. Hughes, Founder and President
Vision First Foundation