Parents advised to test children’s vision

A recent national survey of parents found that more than two-thirds of parents think it is “very important” for children to receive an eye exam by an eye doctor prior to kindergarten. However, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that only one-third of school-age children receive vision screenings or eye exams before starting school.
In fact, as many as one in four school-age children may have an undiagnosed vision problem. Since experts estimat...

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