Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

  • With most schools going back in session in August, it is the perfect month to talk about children’s eye health and safety!
  • While many are focused on getting those back to school supplies, make sure you are also taking the time to have the eyes checked on too.
  • 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)
  • Need to schedule an appointment with your doctor at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital? Call today at (618) 943-1000 or click here!