Think you have the facts on your child’s eye care? When is the right time to have their eyes checked? Is too much screen time damaging their eyes? Do they need to wear sunglasses? There are a lot of myths and misinformation out there about children’s eye health.

Don’t turn to Dr. Google for answers, ask your ophthalmologist – a physician who specializes in medical and surgical eye care – if you want to set your child up for a lifetime of good vision. In today’s column, Purdue Extension and the American Academy of Ophthalmology debunks seven common myths about children’s eye health.

Virginia Aparicio is health and human sciences educator with Purdue Extension Elkhart County. She can be reached at 574-533-0554 or vaparici@purdue.edu.

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