A complete eye examination can detect health problems in the early stages of development, including: glaucoma, diabetes, hypertension, cataracts, and high cholesterol.
Although everyone should get an annual eye exam, it is important that children between the ages of 0 and 5 get their first exam by 6 months and then every three years, and that children between the ages of 6 and 18 get an exam before grade one and every two years thereafter.
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80 percent of all learning is a result of the visual
Prevent Blindness, 2009
One in four school-age children has an undiagnosed vision problem that interferes with learning.
Rhonda Bodfield, Arizonia Daily Star Published August 2009.