One More Back-to-School Item

By: Ali Gorman, R.N.
By: Ali Gorman, R.N.

Dr. Kenneth Marton of Optometrists of Lansing says kids can fall through the cracks if parents depend solely on a vision screening test.

The most common missed problem is when one eye is compensating for the other. This may not be picked up on a screening test but can lead to eye muscles problems.

This is one example of why a comprehensive eye exam is recommended for kids at age six-months, three-years, five-years and then annually once children are in school.

Dr. Marton says kids eyes change while they grow, so it's important they are checked yearly. If any issues are picked up, they can be treated early and prevent problems with learning at school and in the future.


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