Why Your Kids Need An Eye Exam

Children do not know when their vision is poor. They do not know what the world is supposed to look like, so they cannot tell you when they need to be checked. Failing to fix the problem now can affect their vision for the rest of their lives. This is a quote from a father featured on Humans of New York:

“Do you remember the saddest moment of your life?”
“When I got locked up, for dealing drugs. Actually— I take that back. The saddest moment was when I took my five year old daughter to the doctor and found out she needed glasses. She put on those glasses, and she said: ‘Daddy! Daddy! I can see! I can see!’ Tears just started streaming down my face. What a [omitted] idiot I’d been. We’d take drives to the Catskills, and we’d point out deer to her, and she’d never seem to see them. She’d always say ‘Where!? Where!?’ It should have been obvious. I spent five years trying to give her everything I could, and I messed up the most important thing.’”

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