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POSTED: September 5, 2007 5:03 a.m.

Back to school rituals and getting children prepared for the school year provides a good time for the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health to remind parents that children’s eyes need to be examined regularly.

The health of eyes and good vision are important to the development of healthy children.

Your child could be having eye problems, or may not be able to see well. Without treatment, vision problems can affect a child’s ability to learn.

Signs that a child may have vision problems include constant eye rubbing, extreme light sensitivity, poor visual tracking, and continuing redness or tearing.

Once a child reaches school age, poor vision contributes to difficulty reading, an inability to see objects at a distance or on the blackboard, squinting, and even sitting too close to the television.



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