Eye exams should top kids' back-to-school checklist

September 2, 2011 10:05:15 AM PDT
It's important for children to have everything they need to learn in school, but 60 percent of students who are considered problem learners actually have vision problems.

For children heading back to school, eye exams should be at the top of the list.

Some common signs of problems are headaches, sitting to close to the TV, or holding papers too close or far away from them. Experts say it's never too early to get your children tested. You can start as early as 6 months.

Children who wear glasses need to have their eyes checked at least once a year. They can be every two years if you don't notice any problems.