August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

  • It is back to school time. But it is also Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month!
  • Along with school supply shopping and purchasing those back-to-school clothing items, make sure to schedule those comprehensive eye exam appointments for the kids.
  • A good rule of thumb is to have your children’s eyes examined during well-child visits, beginning around age three. Your child’s eye doctor can help detect refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism as well as the following diseases:
    • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
    • Strabismus (crossed eyes)
    • Ptosis (drooping of the eyelid)
    • Color deficiency (color blindness)