While an eye exam may not have been listed among the books and supplies your kids needed for school, it is a vital factor for ensuring their success for the school year to come.
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), 80 percent of learning in the classroom takes place visually.
And, on average, one in four children have an undetected vision problem that can affect their ability to perform well in school.
In fact, some of the most common vision problems can be missed during routine eye tests and can even be misdiagnosed as a learning disorder.
Richard Hom, DO, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss children's eye health.