Because it is back to school season, people want to know what they need to do get their kids ready to learn. And one of the most important things they can do is make sure that children can see well. Jenny Dean from WTSP 10 News reached out to Dr. Nate to find out what people need to know. Lucky enough, two amazing Bright Eyes patients shared their experience with orthokeratology, night time contacts that allow them to see the board without glasses or contacts.
A few other pointers:
For kids, eye exams are recommended:
- at around 6-12 months of age
- at least once between the ages of 3-5
- right before first grade
- every year from ages 6-18.
Signs to look for in kids with:
- frequent eye rubbing or blinking
- headaches, especially while reading or using devices
- covering one eye
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