Thanks to the Crozet Gazette for publishing my article about children's comprehensive eye exams and why parents should make them a priority.
March is Save Your Vision Month. Often parents ask me when their children should have their first eye exam, and they are usually surprised by the answer. Experts from the American Optometric Association (AOA) and American Public Health Association (APHA) agree that visual development is most dramatic between 6 and 12 months of age; early detection of vision impairment and disorders at this age can prevent and help reduce the threat of developmental delays in children and serious vision impairments later in life.
Read more information here in the Crozet Gazette article.
Look for more helpful eye care information periodically in the Crozet Gazette!
Dr. Franklin earned her Bachelor degree at the University of Virginia and her doctorate from Southern College of Optometry (SCO). While attending SCO, she conducted research in the areas of dry eye syndrome and contact lens solutions. Dr. Franklin was awarded the 2002 Vanguard of the Year by the Virginia Optometric Association (VOA). Currently, she is the President of the VOA, serves as InfantSEE coordinator for Virginia as well as on the national InfantSEE committee, and is a Fellow in the Virginia Academy of Optometry.
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