Dr. Lambright encourages all parents to provide their children with a comprehensive eye examination. When your child can see properly, your child can learn to his or her greatest potential. Eighty percent of learning comes from vision and, unfortunately, nearly 1 in 4 children suffer from an undiagnosed vision problem that impacts their learning. This is no surprise as 30% of children’s vision problems go undetected during routine school eye screenings and visits with their pediatricians. Even a child with 20/20 vision may suffer from an undetected vision problem such as farsightedness, lazy eye, convergence insufficiency or accommodative insufficiency.
Children with uncorrected vision conditions or eye health problems face many barriers academically, socially and in athletics. High-quality eye care can break down these barriers and help enable your children to reach their highest potential. As a parent, make sure you are giving your children the eye care they need.
Dr. Lambright is deeply committed to children’s eye health, and she proudly donates her services to a program called InfantSEE®, which provides free eye evaluations to children less than one year of age. InfantSEE® is a public health program designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. Under this program, member optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment within the first year of life as a no-cost public health service.
To help prevent sports eye injuries, athletes should use protective athletic eyewear whether or not prescription eyewear is needed. One choice is a sports frame with prescription or non-prescription polycarbonate lenses.
Children and Contact Lenses
The important thing to remember is that contacts are prescribed medical devices. Contact lenses are not a cosmetic accessory. It is extremely important that the lenses be properly cleaned and worn according to the instruction.