The simple answer is Yes. Screenings are a great way to catch “big problems” but they are just a screening and certain vision issues will fail to be detected. The picture above is a perfect example of what will pass a screening, but can present problems for a child as they have no idea what they should be seeing. That’s why a comprehensive eye exam is so important for a child to get when they start school and then once a year afterwards

If vision problems are caught early on, there is a much better chance of limiting it’s effects on learning and helping the child reach their full potential. Much of eye development happens before the age of 7 so the sooner you can get them checked out, the better. 

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