About 25% of school-age children suffer from undiagnosed vision problems, the most prevalent disabling condition in childhood. [i]
It is essential for children to have an eye test through a comprehensive eye exam. Their future eye health, along with their performance in school, can be hindered if they do not have healthy eyes. Early prevention starts at birth. All children should receive a vision screening at three years and then as deemed necessary.
After you purchase your child's glasses, it is important to make sure the glasses fit properly. Children will usually not tell you that they have sore ears or noses as an adult may, so check for redness behind the ears or on the sides of the nose, to be sure the frames aren't rubbing uncomfortably or sliding around.
For children who participate in athletic activities, sport goggles are recommended for maximum protection, even if they do not require vision correction. Many eye injuries, including those that resulted in vision loss, could have been prevented with proper safety eyewear.