A huge percentage of school-based learning is achieved with children's eyes. Yet interestingly, in spite of this well-known correlation between sight and learning, a lot of people don't realize how profoundly vision problems affect education, and don't get their child's eyes examined regularly. As your child's vision may change frequently, regular eye exams are necessary for success at school.
It is even more important to keep an eye out for the indicators of vision problems as your child progresses through school.
Inadequate eyesight and increasing visual demands like homework and small print in textbooks can affect his or her academic growth. Recently developed educational technology, like interactive whiteboards, can also potentially provoke less obvious vision problems. Without adequate vision, kids can be at a disadvantage not just in the classroom, but also mentally, physically and emotionally.
If you're the parent of a child who wears glasses already, the start of the school year is a great time to consider buying a new pair of frames. Even though your child might be able to see clearly wearing his or her current pair of glasses, they may fit poorly or perhaps the lenses are not optimally positioned anymore due to normal growth. The more a child likes and feels comfortable in his or her glasses, the more they'll be worn!
Make sure you make time to come see us as part of your back-to-school routine. We want to help our young patients commence the academic year with vision that's in excellent condition.