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The importance of vision screening for kids

August is National Eye Exam and Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month.

Hear why doctors at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia say getting an eye exam at the start of the school year is not a bad idea.

Dr. Steven Brooks, chair of Ophthalmology, advises your child should have a vision screening at least once a year, particularly for young kids like preschoolers.  

“What people don’t realize is that children often don’t know when they have an eye problem especially if they have had it for a long time, ” said Brooks. “It’s just that they get used to seeing that way. They can be undiagnosed for a long time which is detrimental (to learning).”

Watch the full watch video, HERE.