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Children’s Eye Screenings Don’t Tell the Whole Story

A young girl trying on glasses in an eye doctor's office.

When children pass routine eye screenings administered by their school nurse or pediatrician, it can create a false sense of security that leaves certain issues undiagnosed. That’s because screenings typically check distance vision whereas a full eye exam assess functions like visual acuity, eye tracking, convergence, and ocular health, among other things. In this WPSU short, Dr. Tracy Sepich, an optometrist at Restore Eye Care and Eye Gym, explains the importance of routine eye exams, especially for school-aged children, and the benefits of proper treatment.

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