Well, the summer's end is near. Children across the country are gearing up for the beginning of the academic year, with their backpacks, new books and loads of anticipation. And actually, this is the ideal opportunity to take your child to an eye exam, if you haven't already done so.
As you might have guessed, a lot of school-based learning is accomplished through children's eyes. Despite the obvious correlation between vision and learning, a lot of parents seem to be unaware of this, and as a result, don't get their child's eyes examined frequently enough. As your kid's vision may change frequently, regular eye exams are central to academic success and overall happiness and wellbeing.
It is especially important to monitor the signs and symptoms of vision problems as your child progresses through school.
Struggling to meet the demands schoolwork can make on a student's eyes may potentially affect his/her performance. New educational technology, such as interactive whiteboards, can even heighten previously hidden vision issues. If a child 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 also.
If you're the parent of a child who wears glasses already, now is also a good time to see if they need new glasses. Even though your child might be able to see clearly wearing his or her old glasses, the fit may be wrong or perhaps the optical centers of the lenses are not optimally positioned anymore due to normal growth. If you want a student to wear his glasses, he better be happy them!
So be sure to 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 academic year with vision that's in excellent condition.