ITG has a large selection of children’s glasses and contact lenses.
The Missouri Children’s Vision Bill signed in, June 2007, states that children entering kindergarten or first grade for the very first time will be required to have a comprehensive eye examination by January 1, 2009.
As children grow and mature, over 80% of what they learn is processed through their eyes.
A lazy eye or amblyopia means that one eye has not developed normally and always has blurred vision, even with the best glasses or contacts the eye doctor can prescribe. The brains of children who have a lazy eye did not learn to use their two eyes together. At an early age, these children only used one eye, and their brain “turned off” or blocked the in-coming picture from the other eye not allowing the normal sharpness of vision to develop.
Strabismus, commonly referred to as crossed or wandering eyes, occurs when one or both eyes turns in or out, up or down. The condition is caused by the brain’s inability to coordinate both eyes simultaneously. The condition usually develops before a child is two but can occur as late as age six. It is important that strabismus receive prompt treatment. Children do not outgrow crossed eyes, and the condition can worsen over time.