How to make sure your child isn’t the 1 in 4 with an undetected vision issue


Did you know that 80% of a child’s learning comes from their eyes? It can be hard to tell if your child is having difficulty seeing clearly which is why it is important to take them to get regular eye exams. Read helpful tips on keeping your child’s eyes safe and healthy.

What does your childs behavior tell you about their vision


Kids – Beyond the behavior

Can you identify these common warning signs of vision problems in kids?

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How to make sure your child isn’t the 1 in 4 with an undetected vision issue

It’s hard to imagine that newborn babies can only see about 8-12 inches away, with anything beyond all a blur.[1] It’s even harder to imagine just how crucial a strong visual system is for a child’s overall development, with 80% …

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Stave off the blues: Specially designed lenses can filter potentially harmful blue light

Are digital screens keeping you up at night leaving you sluggish the next day? Sounds like it could be time to ask your eye doctor about options to keep the blues at bay. With the average person spending 7.4 hours …

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What you’re doing (or not doing) that will affect how your child learns

As a parent who values your child’s education, you’ve probably gone to great lengths to make sure your child goes to the right school and has access to the best possible teachers. You’ve also spent a lot of time hunting …

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Keep up with your child’s eye exams

Through a child’s eyes, the world can be full of wonder, where everyday objects possess extraordinary powers, and simple pleasures create lasting memories. However, beyond the ability to see the world with spirit and imagination, a child’s actual vision needs …

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Blues clues: Detecting the effects of blue light on kids’ vision

A screen may be a child’s distraction, but to young eyes it can be a disturbance. Children begin carrying digital devices from the moment their dimpled fingers can carry them – 72 percent of kids aged eight and younger had used …

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Ask an astronaut: Why polycarbonate lenses are the safest bet for kids

Eyeglass-related injuries can send tens of thousands of people to the emergency room a year, many of them children.1 Fortunately, some of the best precautions are being molded every day. Polycarbonate lenses, which are smash resistant, are among the best …

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Helping Baby See

Encouraging your child’s vision development can be a joy for you both. During the first year of life, your baby is growing, learning and developing in countless ways, including building critical basic vision skills. Helping your child develop his or …

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Make Eye Care a Family Affair

At every age, your family members can benefit from regular eye care. From the very young to the young at heart, regular eye exams are important to keeping everyone in your family productive and well. Roughly 232 million Americans require …

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Contacts: They’re for Kids, Too

Find out more about what they’ve been asking for.

The most common eye problems in children are refractive errors—defects in the way the eye focuses light on the retina—which includes myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. These problems can almost always be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. Yet …

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  • 80% of learning in the first 12 years comes through the eyes

    Source: The Discovery Eye Foundation, Learning-related vision problems, July 2014.