It's that time of year again. Moms and dads all over are making sure their children have all the gear they need for the upcoming school year. This is the perfect opportunity to take your child to get an eye exam, if you haven't already done so.
As you might have guessed, a lot of learning is achieved visually. Despite the overt connection between vision and learning, a lot of people don't realize how profoundly vision problems affect education, and don't get their child's eyes examined regularly. It's important to know that because vision in children changes, regular eye exams are necessary for success at school.
As children go through school, it becomes extra important to monitor their eyesight.
Impaired eyesight and increasing visual demands like smaller print in textbooks or additional homework may noticeably affect their academic performance. Technology that's recently been integrated into the classroom, such as interactive whiteboards, can also potentially provoke subtle but significant vision problems. If a student doesn't have good enough vision, it isn't just their academic life that is affected. It's mentally and emotionally taxing also.
If you're the parent of a glasses-wearing child, now is also a perfect time to see if their current frames are suitable and comfortable. Sometimes, although a child can see well wearing his or her current pair of glasses, they may be uncomfortable to wear or perhaps the lenses no longer align with the child's eyes due to normal development. If you want the kid to wear his glasses, he better feel good about them!
So be sure to visit us when you're gearing up for the new school year. We'll do our very best to help all the children we treat start the year afresh with excellent vision.