From: VSP Wellness Wire
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2012
To: Don R. Cherry
Subject: Wellness Wire - August,
your child need glasses?
Start the school year right by giving your child the best chance for success.
Make sure he or she has good vision and eye health. You may not always see
obvious signs of a vision problem—like squinting—so an eye exam is the best
way to determine if your child needs glasses.
Eye exams should begin well before school age. A six-month exam makes sure
the baby’s eyes are developing normally. An eye doctor can spot a condition
commonly known as “lazy eye” (the medical term is amblyopia) very early in a child’s life. And, early
treatment can stop bigger problems down the road. Check out our video of a typical six-month exam and learn what your
doctor will look for.
In the recommended schedule of eye exams, don’t forget the pre-kindergarten
exam. After that, a yearly trip to the eye doctor will keep tabs on young
eyes that can change fast. In between exams, watch for changes that can appear quickly in a growing child.
Locate a VSP doctor and make your child's appointment
today. Looking for more eyecare information for babies, children, and teens?
Visit the Eye Care Information section of vsp.com for articles,
tips and special offers for VSP members only.
Here's some great information to
share with your VSP members.
September 2012 - Healthy Aging
Sight: Yearly Checkups a Must
With age comes more conditions – visual and otherwise – to keep tabs on. An
eyecare doctor shares info about some of the conditions most often caught and
treated in annual checkups.
2012 – Cancer Awareness Month
Routine: Cancer Found During Annual Eye Exam
Hal could have lost his eye, or his life. Just by looking
at the eye, a VSP eye doctor knew something was wrong.