It's hard to believe that summer's almost over. Parents all over are going shopping for bags and books, making sure their children have all the gear they need for the upcoming school year. And if you haven't already taken care of it, it's also the perfect opportunity to bring your son or daughter in to the eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam. Vision is necessary in order to do his or her best academically. As kids grow, all sorts of developmental stages can sometimes lead to changes in their vision. It's important to have an eye exam to identify such changes.
Roughly 80 percent of progress at school is accomplished visually. Despite the well-known link between vision and learning, a lot of people don't seem to be aware of how common vision problems are, and as a result, don't get their child's eyes examined regularly. It's important to know that because vision in children changes, regular eye and vision care is central to academic success and overall happiness and wellbeing.
It is extra important to look out for the signs and symptoms of vision problems as your child progresses in school. Some warning symptoms include confusing numbers or letters, frequently watering eyes, eye rubbing, extra close reading distance, head tilting, and avoiding detailed work.
Not being able to meet the visual requirements in the classroom may potentially change his/her work. Recently developed classroom technology, such as interactive whiteboards, can sometimes provoke less obvious vision problems. Without adequate vision, students may suffer not only at school, but also mentally, physically and emotionally.
If you're the parent of a child who wears glasses already, now is also a perfect time to see if their current frames are right for them. If you want a kid to wear his glasses, he better like how he feels in them!
So visit us when you're gearing up for the new academic year. We'll do our very best to help our young patients commence the new school year with great vision.