Regular eye exams are essential for your child's overall health, just like their annual physical check-ups. These exams don't only assess their vision but also detect any underlying conditions that might affect their sight and academic performance.
Early detection and treatment of vision problems, such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism, can drastically affect your child's daily life. Moreover, certain severe eye conditions, such as lazy eye (amblyopia), can be treated more effectively if detected early in life.
Having your child's eyes examined regularly also helps ensure that their prescription stays up to date as their eyes change and grow. As a parent, ensure your child has regular eye exams – once a year is ideal – to protect their eye health and academic performance.