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Kate Gosselin Takes Her Brood to the Eye Doctor, Have You?

The eyes may be the windows to our souls, so it's important to maintain their health and development. Though pediatricians and schools test a youngster's vision during annual check-ups, the American Optometric Association recommends thorough eye examinations by the age of 3 to ensure that vision is properly developing and there are no indications of eye disease. Once that exam is complete, wee ones can wait until their fifth birthday before returning for another exam.

From the looks of it, Kate Gosselin took five of her sextuplets to their doctor this week, where they likely underwent eye exams. The group left wearing protective sunglasses that will surely be used for fun fare when the dilation wears off at home. Do you take your wee ones for routine eye exams?


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KatyInLasVegas KatyInLasVegas 6 years
OK, it may sound totally crazy but I hadn't even thought of taking my daughter to the optometrist. We're covered and the exam would even be free. I feel a little crazy now. Think I'll make an appointment tomorrow. And amccann, thanks for the head's up... I'll be sure to discuss visits with the optometrist that I find for my daughter.
amccann amccann 6 years
Do NOT rely on your pediatrician when it comes to their eyes. I am an eye doctor and can give a hundred examples of children who have permanent eye turns (strabismus) or lazy eyes (amblyopia) because their pediatrician told them "they would grow out of it". Not true. More than 80% of learning is done through sight and all children should have thorough eye exams. The American Optometric Association has a program called InfantSee (www.infantsee.org) where an optometrist will do a comprehensive eye exam between 6months and 1 year of age for FREE. Check out the website for an optometrist in your area!
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 6 years
Yes my son sees his opthamologist/surgeon every three months.
skigurl skigurl 6 years
i wouldn't be surprised if they just went there to get Aiden checked out and all the kids were given glasses just for fun...because why wouldn't the sixth one also need to be there for a routine checkup?
bsobos1123 bsobos1123 6 years
Those kids are five years old, she needs to stop dressing them alike. I rely on my pediatrician's advice. If says my kids need an eye doctor then I bring them. I think since the sextuplets were preemies there is a higher risk of eye problems and that is why they go to the eye doctor.
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