Taking Care of EYE Sight
ParentEdge|January - February 2021
Your Child’s Eyesight
Amy Williams

Our vision is arguably one of the most valuable of our six senses and for children it is vital for their overall health, welfare and development and education. In an adorable video posted by KAAL News Channel 6, a mother captures the moment that her 11-month-old daughter tries on corrective lenses for the first time. The toddler initially fights the fact that she needs to wear glasses, but the moment her vision becomes clear, the tiny tot is overcome with joy since she can now clearly see the faces of her loving parents for the first time.

This video that quickly went viral (seen online by over twelve million viewers) reminds us of the importance of ensuring that our children have the best vision possible, whether or not they need to wear glasses or contacts to correct their eyesight. As a matter of fact, the AOA (American Optometric Association) recommends that kids get their first comprehensive eye examination at the age of six months since up to 10% of preschoolers have vision problems and 25% of school-aged children have trouble with their eyesight.

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