October is Children's Vision Month

Author: Millcreek Optometry Centre | | Categories: Astigmatism , Contact Lenses , Emergency Eye Exams , Eye Care , Eye Care Centre , Eye Doctors , Eye Exams , Eye Glasses , Hyperopia , Myopia , Opticians , Optometrists , Pediatric Eye Exams , Sunglasses

October is Children's Vision Month which means we have an opportunity to raise awareness of the impact undiagnosed vision problems can have on a child's learning and development. It is our goal to use this campaign as a reminder to parents about the importance of regular eye exams. Eighty percent of learning is dependent on sight. To help your children reach their full potential in school, socially and at play, it's important that their eyes are checked. The Alberta College of Optometrists recommend that a child have their first eye exam at six months of age and then again at 3. It is recommended that as a child grows their eyes are checked annually because most vision problems don't present easy-to-detect symptoms. A full eye exam is the best way to tell if your child has a problem with their vision and Alberta Health Care covers the exam annually.