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Your Child’s Future is in Sight

Did you know that 1 in 4 children have problems with their eyes? These problems can impact many parts of their lives from school performance to sports. Unfortunately, vision problems in children can often go undetected. A full eye exam performed by an eye doctor is the best way to find out if your child has any vision problems. They can even provide recommended treatment if needed. This full eye exam checks how well a child can see at a distance and near, how well both eyes work together and the general health of the eyes. The American Optometric Association recommends eye exams starting between the age of 6 and 12 months and every 2 years after. Eye doctors trained in working with children will be able to find vision problems even before a child has learned to talk! It is never too early to have a complete eye exam. Making sure your child has healthy eyes is just one step in giving them a successful future.

Dr. Shawn Andrus
Optometrist at Montcalm Area Health Center