According to the Florida Society of Ophthalmology, fewer than 20 percent of preschool kids are currently being screened for vision problems despite serious, but treatable, eye disorders found in young children. Florida Eye recommends having your children’s vision examined annually, and many parents choose to make back-to-school appointments
If you are not taking your child for a yearly exam, says Dr. Lee Friedman, Florida Eye’s pediatric ophthalmologic and strabismus specialist, you are doing your child a disservice. "Just like you need to bring your car in for maintenance, or change the air filters in your home periodically throughout the year, children, as well as adults, need to have their eyes examined yearly. Think of it as preventative care."