Local Eye Clinic is Providing Free Vision Screening For Young Children
Why? Because by the time children reach preschool there may be vision problems that could easily have been detected and helped far earlier. Parents seem to be very attuned to the fact that vision is a key factor in successful learning ; that children squinting , headaches and poor reading scores may all be signs of needing glasses. However, parents are less aware that children as young as 6 months old can be screened for eye health, as well as the functioning of the pupils (reflex) , binocularity, and clarity even if the child cannot read.
Pediatricians and pediatric ophthalmologists recommend regular screenings; once by 6 months, again by 3 years and again by 5 years.
Doctors David Moon and John McGiffin at Central Washington Eye Clinic want to offer their services in order to educate parents about what to look for and to ease their minds when it comes to their child’s vision. In actuality 90-9% of all children have no vision issues at a young age, but given the opportunity most parents still would like to know.
Appointments must be made for the free screenings.