It's hard to believe it's already August, right? 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 actually, this is a great time to take your son or daughter for an eye exam, if you haven't already.
Most progress at school is achieved with the use of a child's eyes. Despite the overt connection between sight and learning, a lot of parents don't seem to be aware of just how common vision problems are, and don't get their child's eyes checked often enough. It's important to know that because vision in kids changes, regular eye exams are necessary for success at school.
It is even more important to monitor the indicators of vision problems as your child progresses through school.
Impaired eyesight and growing visual demands like smaller print in textbooks or additional homework may noticeably affect their academic performance. New educational technology, such as the use of interactive whiteboards, can sometimes exacerbate previously hidden vision problems. When a student doesn't have good enough vision, it isn't just their performance at school that is affected. It's mentally and emotionally challenging for them too.
If you're the parent of a glasses-wearing child, the start of the school year is a good time to consider buying some newer frames. If you want a kid to wear his glasses, he better feel good about them!
So come see us when you're getting your kids all ready for their year. We'll help all the children we treat commence the year afresh with their vision in check.