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Children’s Vision and Eye Care Basics

If Your Child Needs Glasses continued...

Very serious eye problems can develop from improper contact lens care. The greatest risk is corneal infection. “Although this condition is uncommon, it can be very serious and may require a corneal transplant,” Repka says.

Children’s eye exams are a powerful tool for overall heath and can help in many ways. Repka recalls a kindergarten student who had a routine eye screening at school. The exam was abnormal and, as a result, they discovered a rare brain tumor. That exam helped save his life.

“He had no symptoms and that visual acuity test was the only way it could have been discovered,” he says.

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Reviewed on September 02, 2011

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