Magazine article Working Mother

An Eye on Good Vision

Magazine article Working Mother

An Eye on Good Vision

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Have you had your baby's eyes checked? A new survey by the American Optometric Association (AOA) has found that 29 percent of children have never been to the eye doctor, even though experts say it's a good idea to have your child's eyes examined by an eye doctor every two years, starting at around 6 months. "Expecting a complete eye exam during a well-baby checkup is like saying a pediatrician wi|l check for cavities, too," says Andrea Thau, OD, of the AOA. "Your pediatrician will catch big problems such as crossed eyes or nearsightedness during a routine checkup, but an eye specialist will spot problems such as blurry or double vision or astigmatism, especially in babies, who aren't able to talk." Early eye exams are especially important because they can head off potential learning problems. …

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