Another reason parents don’t schedule eye exams is that they are lulled into a false sense of security because their child passed a vision screening at school or the pediatrician’s office. Even when screenings are run by medically trained personnel, they fail to identify 1 in 3 cases. That means that if your child has an eye or vision problem, there is a 33% chance that a routine screening won’t even notice it. How can this be? There is a big difference between a quick screening and a comprehensive eye exam:
The bottom line is that comprehensive eye exams are much more effective at identifying problems – including many problems that vision screenings don’t even check for. That is why most medical and vision insurance companies cover the cost of a routine eye exam as part of normal preventative care. And it is why three states have now passed laws requiring that school-age children have a comprehensive eye exam performed by an eye doctor (optometrist or ophthalmologist), rather than a vision screening.
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