Well, the summer’s end is near. Moms and dads everywhere are going shopping for bags and books, making sure their children have everything they need for the upcoming academic year. And if you haven’t already taken care of it, it’s also a great chance to bring your child in to the eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam.
As you might have guessed, a lot of learning is achieved with children’s eyes. Yet interestingly, in spite of this overt link between eyesight and learning, a lot of people don’t seem to be aware of just how frequently occurring vision problems are, and as a result, don’t include comprehensive eye exams as part of their child’s back to school to-do list. As your child’s vision may change frequently, regular eye care is crucial to good school results and self esteem.
School-aged children have the impressive ability to function even with an issue with their sight and they might not talk about their difficulty, as they themselves do not realize they are having a problem seeing. It is even more important to keep an eye out for the signs and symptoms of vision problems as your child progresses through school.
Struggling to meet the visual demands of schoolwork can affect his or her performance. Recently developed classroom technology, like interactive whiteboards, can also potentially provoke less obvious vision problems. Without adequate vision, students may suffer not only in the classroom, but also mentally, physically and emotionally.
If your son or daughter already has glasses, now is a good opportunity to reassess the suitability of his or her current frames and maybe even buy new glasses for your child for the new school year. The more your child feels good in his/her glasses, the more they’ll be worn!
Make sure you make time to make an appointment to see us when you’re gearing up for the new school year. We’ll do our very best to help our young patients begin the academic year with excellent vision.