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When and Why Should Your Child Visit the Eye Doctor

Like adults, children need to get their eyes checked. Research shows that about 25 percent of preschoolers have vision related learning problems.

The American Optometric Association suggests that infants receive their first eye examination at around six months old. After that, children should receive an eye exam at about three years old and again at five or six, right before they enter kindergarten.

Dr. Jordan Brown has specialized in examining childerns eyes and how our eyes affect learning far past 35 years.

A visit to your optemetric physician should help identify issues with the following:

Near vision
Distance vision
Eye teaming (binocularity) skills
Eye movement skills
Focusing skills
Peripheral awareness
Eye/hand coordination
The above are key to learning in a classroom environment. That’s why some states require children to get an eye examination before they enter school for the first time.