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Children's Vision

Did you know that 1 out of every 4 children have vision problems that interfere with learning? Your school-age child's eyes are constantly in use in the classroom and at play. Studies show that over 80% of what a child learns is through their eyes! When his or her vision is not functioning properly, learning and participation in sports can suffer. Don't assume your child has good vision because he or she passed a school vision screening. A 20/20 score means only that your child can see at 20 feet what he or she should be able to see at that distance. It does not measure any of the other vision skills needed for learning. If any of these or other vision skills is lacking or not functioning properly, your child's eyes have to work harder and they may fall behind in school. Be alert for symptoms that may indicate your child has a vision problem. Note if your child frequently:


Dr. Tarr recommends that you bring your baby in to Tarr Eye & Vision Center for their first eye examination at 6 months of age. Vision screenings and Well-Baby visits with your Pediatrician are also important for your babies health, but they should not be substituted for a thorough eye examination by Dr. Tarr.

Why Are Infant Eye Exams Important?

We recommend you bring your infant in just after a nap and hold off on the bottle until the examination.

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