Did you know that children need good vision for proper physical development, academic success and overall well-being? That’s why it is important for children to have their eyes examined regularly to detect vision problems at an early age.
The American Optometric Association (AOA) reports that at least 5 percent to 10 percent of preschoolers and 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems. These problems create complications when for the eyes try to send accurate and clear messages to the brain. If not detected early, some vision problems may be difficult to correct.
Eye exams help to ensure children develop these important vision skills: View full article »
Recognizing National Children’s Dental Health Month
Many parents wonder whether is it important to take care of your child’s first teeth, since they will fall out in early childhood. The answer is a resounding, “Yes!” Healthy adult teeth begin with healthy teeth during childhood. That’s why starting infants off with good oral health can help protect their teeth for decades to come. View full article »
Years ago, scientists discovered that when people are blind, their brain and other senses adapt and compensate for the lost vision. Recently researchers revealed that congenitally blind people also have enhanced skills in processing numerical information. Now research and education professionals are analyzing this information to develop new methods for teaching math to sighted young children. View full article »
When completing insurance enrollment forms it’s easy to wonder whether you really need some of the benefit choices, such as vision insurance. Can you get by without it?
Many people may consider deferring the purchase of a vision plan for adult family members in order to save money on monthly premium expenses. With the Affordable Care Act’s requirement of pediatric Essential Health Benefits (which includes vision) for all children under age 19, health professionals are concerned parents will purchase vision coverage for their children, but not for themselves. However, by doing so parents may face an increased risk of developing serious health concerns and incurring significant bills for medical services.
Consider the following statistics, which underscore the benefits of vision insurance and the importance of regular eye exams: View full article »
Many kids diagnosed with chronic illnesses, such as asthma and type 1 diabetes, are skipping or not taking prescribed medications as directed, according to research conducted by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. As a result, many are ending up in the emergency room (ER) for medical complications. View full article »