Check Kids' Eyes Early

Problems can begin from birth

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(HealthDayNews) -- Most people don't worry about their children's eyesight until the kids starts school.

But according to the German-language journal Klinische Monatsblatter Fur Augenheilkunde, you probably should get their eyes checked sooner.

When ophthalmologists examined the eyes of 426 children under the age of one, they found that almost all eye problems could be traced to heredity. In fact, there was evidence of nearsightedness and other problems even in infancy.

None of the babies had serious problems at that age, but the early eye exams were reliable predictors of what was to come.

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