Why a Regular Vision Checkup is Important For Your Child

List: Posted: 04/14/11

The health of your child is very important, naturally. You always try to give your child healthy foods to eat, and you take them to the pediatrician when they are sick. However, some parents might not think about taking their children for a yearly vision checkup.

Healthy eyes are important, after all, and a vision checkup will let you know if your child needs glasses at an early age. The way the child interacts with the world is highly influenced by vision. If they have poor eyesight, the children will not want to read. They will have trouble in school, as well, and may seem clumsy and uncooperative in physical activities such as sports.

Getting a vision checkup for your child often will let you know about any problems. During a vision checkup, the optometrist will check for the strength of your child's eyesight to determine the need for glasses, and may also be able to determine if the child has myopia (short sight). These issues can greatly affect how your child does in school, and when you can remedy them with a simple vision checkup, you will be able to get a grasp on these problems early.

If any of the following apply to your child, you will want to take him or her in for a vision checkup right away. If he or she complains of blurred vision, headaches, trouble seeing, or he or she rubs her eyes often, make an appointment for a vision checkup. If you or anyone else in the family has a history of vision problems, you will also want to make head to the doctor's office for a vision checkup yourself.

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