Most progress at school is achieved with the use of a child’s eyes. But even with this obvious link between eyesight and learning, a lot of parents don’t seem to be aware of how frequently occurring vision problems are, and don’t include a visit to the eye doctor as part of their child’s back to school to-do list. As your kid’s vision may change frequently, regular eye and vision care is crucial to good school results and self esteem.
As children go through school, it becomes even more important to keep tabs on their vision. Telltale signs may include reversing numbers or letters, watery eyes and frequent eye rubbing, squinting, avoiding small print, and head tilting.
Impaired vision and increasing demands on the eyes, such as smaller print in textbooks or additional homework may significantly impact his/her work. Recently developed educational technology, such as interactive whiteboards, can even provoke less obvious vision problems. If a child doesn’t have good enough vision, it isn’t just their performance at school that is affected. It’s mentally and emotionally challenging for them also.
If your child has already been fitted for glasses, the start of the school year is a good opportunity to see if their current frames are right for them. If you want a kid to wear his glasses, he better be happy them!
So stop by to see us as part of your back-to-school routine. We’ll help all the kids we treat commence the year afresh with vision that’s in excellent condition.