Klibanoff Eye Associates

Klibanoff Eye Associates

55 Broad Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

(401) 723-3400

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Health - Medical - Eldercare

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Klibanoff Eye Associates Q: A: 1 out of 4 school age children suffer from some type of uncorrect- ed vision problem. 60% of children with learning dif culties have an undetected vision problem. 80% of a childs learning is obtained through vision. Despite these facts, only 50% of parents with children under the age of 12 have taken their children to an eye care professional. According to the American Optometric Association, children should have their rst eye exam with an eye care provider at 6 months of age, another exam at age three and again before rst grade. They then should continue to have their eyes examined at least every 1 to 2 years. Children who currently wear glasses or contacts need to be examined yearly. However, there are conditions that warrant an eye exam earlier than 6 months of age and/or more frequent examinations. Some of these conditions include history of prematurity, eye turn/amblyopia, infection during pregnancy, development delays, and high near-sightedness/far-sightedness/astigmatism. Furthermore, if you believe there are any issues with your childs vision or eye health then you should promptly schedule an eye exam. We hope you found this answer useful and informative. We will be answering questions submitted monthly. If you have a question youd like to see answered, email it to Info@KlibanoffEye.com. Please follow us on social media! Facebook.com/KlibanoffEye and Instagram @KlibanoffEye Its back-to-school time! When and how often should my child have an eye exam? An eye exam should be at the top of your back-to- school checklist! Summer break is the perfect time to get your childrens eyes checked so they are ready for the upcoming year. Here are some facts to consider: 55 Broad Street Pawtucket, RI 401-723-3400 www.klibanoffeye.com