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Your child's best eye care begins early. Even if no eye or vision problems are apparent, the American Optometric Association recommends scheduling eye examinations for your child at ages 1, 3, and 5.


Highpoint Family Vision volunteers in a public health program called InfantSEE®. Under this program, our doctor provides a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service. 


We recommend a vision test prior to beginning school each year. Early detection and treatment will help reduce the need for more invasive eye care later in life.  Some problems, like amblyopia (or lazy eye), can be detected and addressed at a young age before becoming more serious issues.

 Some signs that your child might be developing a problem associated with their vision are:


  • Your child has difficulty reading or reads slowly

  • Your child has difficulty reading and copying from a distance, as in seeing a chalkboard

  • Your child has blurred or double vision while reading or doing schoolwork

  • Your child reports frequent headaches or eyestrain

  • Your child blinks excessively or rubs his or her eyes

  • Your child shows signs of reversing letters and numbers in reading – as in “14” for “41”

  • Your child has difficulty catching or getting a ball, tying shoelaces, etc.


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