Most school-based learning is accomplished through children's eyes. Despite the well-known correlation between vision and learning, a lot of parents underestimate or are simply uninformed about vision problems, and as a result, don't include comprehensive eye exams as part of their child's back to school health check-up. It's important to know that because vision in kids changes, regular eye care is necessary for success at school.
As children go through school, it becomes even more important to monitor their eyesight.
Struggling to meet the visual demands of schoolwork can noticeably affect their academic performance. Recently developed classroom technology, such as the use of interactive whiteboards, can even provoke previously unknown vision problems. Without adequate vision, students may suffer not just in the classroom, but also mentally, physically and emotionally.
If you're the parent of a glasses-wearing child, now is also a good opportunity to see if they need new glasses. Even though your child might be able to see well wearing his or her old glasses, they may fit poorly or perhaps the optical centers of the lenses no longer align with the child's eyes due to normal growth. The more a student feels good in his or her glasses, the more they'll be worn!
So visit us when you're gearing up for the new school year. We'll do all we can to help all the kids we treat begin the year afresh with vision that's in excellent condition.