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Make Your Child’s Vision A Priority!
Every year, 20 million children go back to school with a vision problem that may interfere with the ability to learn or contribute to discipline problems. This year, make your child’s vision a priority. Schedule your Child’s Eye Exam in our Monticello, MN office today.
Schedule Your Child’s Eye Exam Now!
Almost 80% of what a child learns in school is presented visually. It stands to reason then, that good vision and learning go hand-in-hand. Yet studies show that only 31% of children between the ages of 6 and 16 have an annual eye exam and 70% of children under 6 years have never had an eye exam.
As a result, 20 million children – about one in four – will go back to school this year with an undiagnosed vision problem that may interfere with learning and contribute to disciplinary problems.
Vision “screenings” performed by a school nurse or pediatrician are helpful but may miss many problems. According to the National Institutes of Health, vision screening methods detected only 40-65% of children’s vision disorders.
The answer is a comprehensive eye exam in our office. Even if your child has passed a vision screening, a comprehensive eye exam can detect diseases or other conditions.
“One in four school-age children has an undiagnosed vision problem that can interfere with learning.”
Vision is critical to learning. Make sure your child is really ready to go back to school. Schedule a back-to-school child’s eye exam today.