Optometric Care for Kids in Delta and Montrose, Colorado
As a parent, you may wonder whether your pre-schooler has a vision problem or when a first eye exam should be scheduled.
Eye exams for children are extremely important. About 5 to 10% of pre-schoolers and 25% of school-aged children in the Montrose area have vision problems. Early identification of a child's vision problem is crucial because, if left untreated, some childhood vision problems can cause permanent vision loss.
Early eye exams also are important because children need basic visual skills for learning including near and distance vision, eye teaming (binocularity), eye movement ad focusing skills, peripheral awareness and eye/hand coordination. Because of the importance of goodfor learning, some states require an eye exam for all children entering school for the first time.