Why does my child need a vision exam if she’s had a school screening?

Yes, she still needs a comprehensive eye exam from an optometrist with the training and equipment to detect the full range of potential childhood vision issues. Vision screenings at school typically only test for nearsightedness and are not capable of identifying more serious eye conditions. One in four children may have a vision issue that … Continue reading Why does my child need a vision exam if she’s had a school screening?

You Asked: Common Questions About Kids’ Dental and Eye Care

We get questions all the time about how to keep children’s teeth and eyes healthy for life. Here are some of the questions we commonly see. And, as always, don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s dentist and eye doctor with questions. HOW OFTEN DOES MY CHILD NEED TO SEE THE DENTIST? The American … Continue reading You Asked: Common Questions About Kids’ Dental and Eye Care

Alzheimer’s and Eye Disease

Researchers at the University of Washington and Kaiser Permanente Washington tracked more than 3,000 people for nearly 30 years in a program called adult changes in thought, or ACT. They discovered that people who developed one or more of three eye conditions had a greater chance of developing Alzheimer’s. This finding could be a big … Continue reading Alzheimer’s and Eye Disease

Vision and ADD/ADHD In Children

Many of the symptoms of ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) that impact a child’s school performance are also common symptoms of an untreated vision problem, and children with vision problems are twice as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD as children with normal vision.  Some examples of symptoms common to … Continue reading Vision and ADD/ADHD In Children

You Asked: Common Questions About Kids Dental and Eye Care

We get questions all the time about how to keep children’s teeth and eyes healthy for life. Here are some of the questions we commonly see. And, as always, don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s dentist and eye doctor with questions. How can I keep my child's eyes safe at the pool? All … Continue reading You Asked: Common Questions About Kids Dental and Eye Care

Your Questions Answered: How to Keep Your Child’s Teeth and Eyes Healthy

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children should first see the dentist by the time they are one year (12 months) of age. Thereafter, children should see the dentist every six months unless otherwise directed by your dentist. WHEN SHOULD I TAKE MY CHILD TO THE DENTIST FOR THE FIRST CHECK-UP? Your child … Continue reading Your Questions Answered: How to Keep Your Child’s Teeth and Eyes Healthy