Importance of Children’s Vision

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Importance of Children’s Vision

According to the Children’s Eye Foundation 1 in 20 children are at risk for permanent vision loss. That is about 1 child in every classroom that is at risk of vision loss from disorders like amblyopia and strabismus. The sooner treatment is started for these types of disorders the more successful treatment will be.
Our government mandates that all children have a vision screening 12 months prior to entry into kindergarten but a vision screening only alert parents to the possibility of vision problems and should not take the place of a comprehensive eye exam done by an eye doctor. According to the Children’s Eye Foundation even when a concern was revealed during a screening 40% of children did not have a follow up exam with an eye doctor.  80% of learning is visual which means a child’s ability to see properly is extremely important. Even during play your child should have the ability to see; playing is an important part of their development and seeing well also aids in their ability to avoid injury.

Common refractive errors are easily corrected with eyeglasses and/or contacts. At D’Ambrosio Eye Care we care about your child’s vision and our doctors and licensed opticians work together closely to protect and enhance their vision. We offer a wide selection of frames and lens options for every budget but we also offer our unique Parents Painless Growth Program designed with you in mind, please ask any of our optical staff for more information.

If you or someone you know is concerned about children’s vision and eye health, they are encouraged to schedule an eye examination at D’Ambrosio Eye Care, 800-325-3937, visit D’Ambrosio Eye Care, Google+ or so that we can help.

D'Ambrosio Eye Care provides eye care for patients throughout greater Boston, central and western Massachusetts with office locations at 479 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, Massachusetts 01523, 100 Powder Mill Road, Acton, Massachusetts 01720, 413 Main Street, Athol, Massachusetts 01331 and 74 Main Street, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440.