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Getting Your Child’s Eyes Ready for the Classroom: Scotts Valley Children’s Eye Exams


Many doctors emphasize that around 80% of learning occurs through a child's eyes. Since a child's eyesight can change occasionally, consistent eye and vision care is crucial to a student's classroom performance. Surprisingly, most parents are not including vision screenings as part of their child's back-to-school health check-up. Furthermore according to a recent survey 58% of parents don't bring their child for an eye check-up until at least age three. In truth, the AOA recommends that kids receive their first eye examination at six months, then comprehensive eye examinations starting at age three, before beginning school. Screenings should continue to be booked routinely every two years after.


A good number of the issues a child struggles with in school can result from sight impairment. The percentage of children who have undiagnosed problems with eyesight is quite large. Over 60% of students classified as students with learning-disabilities really suffer from undetected vision troubles. Your child will be much better off if you take a proactive role in ensuring your child is seeing properly.


Don't wait until your child enters kindergarten for his first complete eye examination. Your child's doctor should perform a dilated eye check-up to detect any serious eye problems within the first two months after birth. It's crucial to uncover any problems at a young age, because children generally respond better to treatment when taken care of early. Additionally as a parent, it's important to see whether your child takes time to read. In general, kindergarteners enjoy looking at books and try and figure out words. Children that avoid books or reading may suffer from a vision problem. Before you jump to any conclusions, it's a advisable to get a vision screening. For a pediatric eye exam in Scotts Valley, CA, call us to schedule an appointment.


Keep in mind that the sooner a vision problem is detected and treated, the greater the chances for successful treatment. And eyesight is an essential component for school. If a child's eyesight is flawed, he will have a much harder time with assignments. Additionally new technological advances in the classroom, including using interactive SMARTboards, can also possibly exacerbate less obvious vision impairments. A student with poor vision is affected both at school, and emotionally and physically. This year, guarantee your child a great year in school, by making sure their eyesight is in perfect condition. Call us to book a Scotts Valley, CA eye exam today.