Children's Eye Health

By: Jessica Aspiras
By: Jessica Aspiras

According to Lansing Public Schools nurse Pat Bednarz, "Vision is the last sense to really be developed in children by age six. If children have an eye problem, many times they don't even know they have it because they're used to seeing that way."

So optometrist Dr. Cheryl Vincent Riemer says, at times children can be misdiagnosed with behavioral problems. "Because they can't see and that leads to daydreaming. They may be looking over at their friends so that they may be asking, 'What did that say?'"

Symptoms to be aware of in your child include, squinting, rubbing his or her eyes, and headaches. Free vouchers for a full eye exam and glasses are available through the nurses of the Lansing Public School District. For more information contact your child's school.


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