Monday, February 29, 2016
Visual Screenings in an Eye Care Center Helps Identify Vision Problems
Children who are experiencing vision problems may not be aware of them, so it is important to perform routine vision screenings throughout childhood. Screenings should be done at birth, between 6 months and a year, between the ages of three and three and a half, and once a child reaches school age. There are a number of signs that parents can look for to help determine if their child may be having trouble seeing, and they are fairly easy to spot. Infants older than three months should be able to track objects that appear in their visual field for short periods of time. If an infant is unable to track an object, then check with a local optometrist.