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Vision Exams for Children

The American Optometric Association recommends that pre-school children receive a complete vision exam at the ages of six months, three years and five years. It is particularly important that a child have a complete evaluation in the summer prior to entry into Kindergarten. While in school, yearly evaluations are recommended.

Vision Exams for Adults

The American Optometric Association recommends a yearly eye exam for adults -- not only to detect and to diagnose vision changes or problems -- but, also to maintain eye health. For example, glaucoma, a disease caused by increased pressure in the eye, commonly goes unnoticed by adults. Regular vision examinations are also important for the prevention of vision problems created or aggravated by today's academic and professional demands.

Twenty-first century lifestyles demand more from our vision than ever before. Adults in our technological society constantly use their near vision at work and at home. Environmental stresses on the visual system (including excessive computer use or close work) can sometimes induce headaches and/or visual difficulties which can be effectively treated with corrective lenses and/or Vision Therapy.

Quizzes and Checklists

Preschoolers Visual Development
A detailed checklist for parents of Preschoolers children. What are the normal stages and ages for visual development? Is your child's vision developing normally?
Vision and Learning Disabilities
A short checklist for parents with information on LDs and vision from the American Optometric Association.
Learning-related Vision Problems
A vision screening quiz for parents and teachers. This multiple choice quiz gives a numerical score with recommendations.