Procare Vision Center doctors
are pleased to participate in the InfantSEE program
established to promote children's eye exams.
enables ANY child under the age of ONE to receive a FREE eye
can’t tell us when they’re having vision problems since they
don’t realize they are not seeing properly. They believe that
images are supposed to be blurry because they have never seen
them any other way. It takes until at least age 8 before a
child will realize they aren’t seeing like everyone else, and
by the time a school screening uncovers a potential problem it
may be too late to correct it. It is up to parents to be alert
to signs that could indicate a vision problem.
One in four children has a
vision problem that will interfere with learning.
It’s natural for parents to
take their child for regular health and dental exams. However,
unless a problem is noticed or a child complains of poor
vision, parents seldom think of routine eye exams. Most people
are surprised to hear that a child’s first eye exam should be
between the ages of six and nine months and that children
should have a yearly eye exam starting at three years of age.
Did You Know...
That children with vision
difficulties are often diagnosed with Attention Deficit
Vision disorders are the
fourth most common disability in the U.S. and the most
prevalent handicapping condition during childhood.
80% of children in learning
disability (LD) classes have a vision problem which is the
reason the State of Ohio now mandates an eye exam for each of
80% of learning for children
comes through the eyes.
Some children are labeled
“learning disabled” or “hyper-active” when all they need is an
eye exam and appropriate vision correction.
Simple vision screenings only
identify 5% of vision problems in children according to the
American Foundation for Vision Awareness.