Schedule an eye exam
Perhaps your children have been squinting in front of a television for a good part of the summer. Their time spent in front of the tube may have an impact on their vision. The best way to find out: schedule an eye exam. A typical eye exam consists of an opthalmologist performing a physical check of the eye and testing vision through an eye chart test . The earlier a vision problem is detected, the earlier it can be treated, according to the American Academy of Opthamology. Nearsightedness is the most common refractive error in school-age children and can be corrected with eyeglasses.