Well, the summer's end is near. Moms and dads everywhere are going shopping for bags and books, making sure their kids have all the gear they need to ensure a good upcoming school year. It's also the perfect time to take your child in for a proper eye exam.
As you might have guessed, a lot of school-based learning is accomplished with children's eyes. But even with this overt correlation between vision and learning, a lot of people underestimate or are simply unaware of the significance of vision problems, and don't get their child's eyes examined often enough. It's important to know that because vision in kids changes, regular eye exams are crucial to good school results and self esteem.
Kids have a truly impressive ability to function even with an issue with their sight and they might not express their difficulty, because they don't actually realize they are having a problem seeing. It is extra important to keep an eye out for the signs of vision problems as your child progresses in school.
Struggling to meet the demands schoolwork can make on a student's eyes can affect his or her academic growth. Recently developed educational technology, such as interactive whiteboards, can also potentially exacerbate previously unknown vision issues. When a child doesn't have good enough vision, it isn't just their academic life that is affected. It's mentally and emotionally tough on them too.
If your child already has glasses, the start of the school year is a good opportunity to consider getting a new pair of frames. Even when a child can see wearing his or her old glasses, they might fit poorly or perhaps the lenses are not optimally positioned anymore due to normal development. If you want the child to wear his glasses, he better be comfortable in them!
Be sure to stop by to see us when you're getting your children ready for their year. We want to help your child start the new school year with vision that's in excellent condition.