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Benefits of Early Eye Exams – Interview

Updated: Nov 29, 2022


We interviewed Dr. Andrea Thau, O.D., former president of the American Optometric Association (AOA), about the importance of having your child’s vision checked early. In recent news, one child’s life was saved when her regular eye exam revealed a tumor that needed removal! Her mother, Maria Garcia, shares her experience as well during the interview.

The interview asks several important questions about your baby’s eye health, including; how doctors measure a child’s eye health, when your child should have their first visit to an eye doctor, and more. Watch the FULL INTERVIEW HERE (7.5 min.)

Did you know that you can take your baby in for a free eye exam between the ages of 6 months and one year? Visit to find a location near you that can perform this valuable service to you and your baby at no cost.

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