Regular eye exams for children are important, especially as they head back to school. Yet only 50 percent of parents schedule a back-to-school eye exam for their kids—even though 80 percent think it’s important.
An infographic based on a survey of 1,000 U.S. parents by YouGov and VSPVision Care has useful information that can help practitioners convince parents that an eye checkup is vital.
Among the data points:
- The recommended age for a child’s first comprehensive eye exam is 6 months—but fewer than 10 percent of parents knew this.
- One in 10 parents with children older than 5 years still haven’t scheduled an eye checkup for them.
- School eye screenings miss 10–80 percent of visual problems.