Kids’ Eye Exams Are Important for Classroom Success

An annual eye exam should be part of your child’s back-to-school routine. From ages 6 to 18, a child’s vision can change frequently or unexpectedly, which can lead to behavioral and attention issues. Most health-insurance plans, including those sold in health-insurance marketplaces, cover comprehensive pediatric eye exams.

Common signals that your child may be experiencing a vision problem include covering one eye, holding reading materials close to the face, a short attention span, and complaining of headaches or other discomfort.

Help prevent eye strain by monitoring your child’s use of digital devices. Also, ensure that your child is wearing eye protection, when appropriate, for sports and outdoor activities.

Source: National Safety Council