As you might have guessed, a lot of learning is achieved through children's eyes. Despite the strong correlation between sight and learning, a lot of people don't seem to be aware of just how common vision problems are, 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 children changes, regular eye and vision care is central to academic success and overall happiness and well-being.
Kids possess an amazing ability to work with a vision problem. As children go through school, it becomes even more important to monitor their eyesight.
Bad eyesight and growing demands on the eyes, like small type in textbooks may noticeably affect their academic performance. New technology brought into the classroom, such as interactive whiteboards, can even provoke subtle but significant vision problems. If a student doesn't have good enough vision, it isn't just their academic life that suffers. It's mentally and emotionally challenging for them too.
If you're the parent of a child who wears glasses already, now is a perfect time to reassess the suitability of his or her current frames and perhaps purchase new glasses for your child for the new school year. The more your child likes and feels comfortable in his/her glasses, the more they'll be worn!
So visit us as part of your back-to-school routine. We'll help our young patients start the academic year with excellent vision.