Did you know that the best a child can see by the age of 8 will be the best they can see for the rest of their life? That is because vision is a learned phenomenon, it is not a skill that you born with which is a common misconception. Therefore many parents make a critical error in bringing their children for their first eye exam far to late and thus creates a potential for their child’s brain to not reach its full potential to develop and process vision. This is why amblyopia (commonly known as “Lazy Eye”), is the leading cause of vision loss under the age of 40. It is greater than all other eye diseases and injuries combined! Having your child’s eye’s examined in their first 8 – 12months and then on an annual basis after that is crucial in preventing this type of vision loss.