It's hard to believe it's already August, right? Moms and dads everywhere are going shopping for bags and books, making sure their children have everything they need to ensure a good academic year. And actually, this is the perfect time to take your child to get an eye exam, if you haven't already done so. One of the most crucial things your child requires to excel in school is proper vision. When children grow, various developmental stages can cause changes in their eyesight. An eye exam helps to identify such changes.
A huge percentage of school-based learning is accomplished through children's eyes. Yet interestingly, in spite of this strong link between eyesight and learning, a lot of parents underestimate or are simply unaware of the significance of vision problems, and as a result, don't include eye exams as part of their child's back to school health check-up. It's important to know that because vision in kids changes, regular eye and vision care is central to doing well in at school.
As children go through school, it becomes increasingly important to keep an eye on their vision.
Bad vision and growing visual demands such as homework and small print in textbooks can noticeably affect their academic performance. Recently developed educational technology, such as the use of interactive whiteboards, can even exacerbate less obvious vision problems. When a student doesn't have good enough vision, it isn't just their school work that suffers. It's mentally and emotionally tough on them also.
If your son or daughter has already been tested for and fitted with glasses, the start of the school year is a good opportunity to consider getting some newer frames. Even when a child can see with his or her old glasses, they might need to be adjusted or perhaps the optical centers of the lenses are not optimally positioned anymore due to normal growth. If children don't feel good in their glasses, they will probably avoid wearing them.
Be sure to visit us when you're getting your kids all ready for their year. We want to help your child commence the year afresh with their vision in check.