BACK TO SCHOOL | WHAT YOUR CHILD NEEDS
1 in 5 children have vision problems. It is therefore recommended that children between the ages of 3-5 receive at least one vision screening. However, this is rarely done! If gone untreated, such early visual problems may negatively impact your child's learning (i.e. poor reading skills).
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
1. Be aware of recommendations: According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists, school age children ( ages 6-9) should receive an eye exam once per year.
2. Pay attention to your child's learning skills: They may be impacted by visual problems (i.e. are they having difficulty reading?)
3. Remain engaged: Ask your eye care professional about the latest information on eye care for your child