Ah, the time of year many parents long for…back to school! While parents may be longing for a break and some much needed “me” time after a fun-filled, busy summer, hopefully they remember the importance of getting the kiddos their eye exams to ensure better learning through healthy vision! August is National Eye Exam Month, so for the kids, Dr. Kash wants to make sure everyone is well informed and prepared!
Different age groups have different vision needs. This is why it is so important to start eye exams early on! According to the National Institute of Health, roughly 35% of preschoolers have nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Therefore, the American Optometric Association recommends comprehensive eye exams begin as early as 6 months of age. Luckily, Dr. Kash has a timeline to help out a bit.
So remember, eye exams are key for healthy vision which in turn brings about better learning! Stay tuned because Dr. Kash has ways to protect those little eyes & he wants to share the wealth!