It's hard to believe that summer's just about over. Moms and dads all over are going shopping for bags and books, making sure their kids have everything they need for the upcoming school year. And if you haven't already done so, it's also a great chance to take your son or daughter in for a comprehensive eye exam.
About 80% of learning is achieved with the use of a child's eyes. But even with this strong link between sight and learning, many parents seem to be unaware of this, and don't get their child's eyes examined frequently enough. As your child's vision may change frequently, regular eye and vision care is necessary for success at school.
Children possess an impressive ability to work with a vision problem. It is even more important to look out for the signs and symptoms of vision problems as your child progresses in school. Some warning symptoms include trouble seeing numbers or letters, frequently watering eyes, eye rubbing, extra close reading distance, head tilting, and avoiding detailed work.
Struggling to meet the visual demands of the classroom and school work can affect his or her performance. Recently developed classroom technology, such as interactive whiteboards, can even heighten previously hidden vision problems. If a student doesn't have good enough vision, it isn't just their school work that suffers. It's mentally and emotionally taxing too.
If you're the parent of a glasses-wearing child, now is also a great time to consider buying a new pair of frames. If you want a child to wear his glasses, he better be comfortable in them!
So be sure to visit us as part of your back-to-school routine. We want to help all the children we treat start the academic year with excellent vision.