Starting school is the perfect time to take your kid for a comprehensive eye exam. Some eye problems can’t be corrected as well if you wait until age 8 or 10. Eye exams are child friendly – your child doesn’t need to know his/her alphabet in order to have an accurate exam. 80% of a child’s learning is based on vision. Eye sight and health are critical for doing well in school. ALL children should have a thorough eye exam before they enter school. Eye exams are covered by MH for all children under 19 yearly.