Many children undergo vision screenings in a school setting or at the pediatrician’s office. While helpful, these brief and basic eyesight tests are no substitute for, nor nearly as complete as a professional eye exam performed by an eye doctor. It is estimated that about 80% of a child’s learning occurs through vision. Even subtle minor eye problems and visual disorders can result in a diminished capacity to learn. The American Optometric Center recommends infants undergo their first comprehensive eye exam by the age of 6 months. If no problems are detected the next professional exam should occur before starting kindergarten. Many children will not notice or complain of eye-related problems. Left untreated, some disorders can lead to abnormal visual development and permanent visual impairment.
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