August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month!

A good rule of thumb is to have your children’s eyes examined during well-child visits, beginning around age three.

Your child’s eye doctor can help detect refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

If you or your doctor suspects that your child may have a vision problem, you can make an appointment with your local ophthalmologist for further testing.

There are some specific warning signs that may indicate that your child has a vision problem. Some of these include:

· Wandering or crossed eyes
· A family history of childhood vision problems
· Disinterest in reading or viewing distant objects
· Squinting or turning the head in an unusual manner while watching television

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