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Preschoolers Need Eye Screening, Experts Say

December 22, 2014

All children should have their eyesight checked between the ages of 3 and 6, preferably every year, eye experts say. The new vision-screening guidelines for preschool-aged children are from an expert panel of the U.S. National Center for Children's Vision Health. The panel said that children in this age group require screening for eye problems, particularly vision issues that require correction with glasses, such as amblyopia ("lazy eye") and strabismus (a disorder of eye alignment). Early detection and treatment of vision problems is important in terms of a child's development and readiness to school, according to the authors of the recommendations in the January issue of the journal Optometry and Vision Science. To read more, click here

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