Most school-based learning is achieved through the use of a child's eyes. Yet interestingly, in spite of this well-known correlation between vision and learning, many parents don't seem to be aware of just how common vision problems are, and as a result, don't include eye exams as part of their child's back to school health check-up. As your kid's vision may change frequently, regular eye exams are central to academic success and overall happiness and wellbeing.
It is even more important to keep an eye out for the indicators of vision problems as your child progresses through school.
Inadequate eyesight and increasing demands on the eyes, such as small type in textbooks may impact his or her performance. New educational technology, like interactive whiteboards, can sometimes exaggerate subtle but significant vision problems. Without adequate vision, kids can be at a disadvantage not only at school, but also mentally, physically and emotionally.
If your son or daughter has already been fitted for glasses, now is also a good opportunity to see if they need new glasses. Even though your child might be able to see well with his or her older glasses, they might not fit correctly or perhaps the lenses are not optimally positioned anymore due to normal development. If you want the student to wear his glasses, he better feel good about them!
Make sure you make time to come see us when you're gearing up for the new school year. We'll do our very best to help all the kids we treat commence the academic year with vision that's in excellent condition.