Most progress at school is accomplished through the use of a child's eyes. But even with this overt correlation between eyesight and learning, a lot of parents underestimate or are simply uninformed about vision problems, and don't include a visit to the eye doctor as part of their child's back to school health check-up. As your kid's vision may change frequently, regular eye care is necessary for success at school.
It is even more important to look out for the signs of vision problems as your child progresses through school.
Inadequate eyesight and growing demands on the eyes, like small type in textbooks can noticeably affect their academic performance. Technology that's recently been integrated into the classroom, like interactive whiteboards, can also potentially exaggerate previously hidden vision problems. Without adequate vision, students may suffer not only in the classroom, but also mentally, physically and emotionally.
If your son or daughter has already been tested for and fitted with glasses, now is also a good time to see if their current frames are right for them. Even though your child might be able to see clearly wearing his or her older glasses, they might fit poorly or perhaps the lenses no longer align with the child's eyes due to normal development. The more a child is content with his or her glasses, the more they'll be worn!
Make sure you make time to make an appointment to see us when you're getting your kids ready for their year. We want to help our young patients begin the new school year with excellent vision.