As you might have guessed, a lot of progress at school is achieved visually. Yet interestingly, in spite of this overt connection between vision and learning, a lot of people don't realize how profoundly vision problems affect education, and as a result, don't include eye exams as part of their child's back to school to-do list. It's important to know that because vision in children changes, regular eye and vision care is crucial to their classroom success and self esteem.
School-aged children have a truly amazing ability to work with an issue with their sight and they might not express their trouble, because they don't actually realize they are having a problem seeing. It is especially important to monitor the signs of vision problems as your child progresses through school.
Struggling to meet the visual demands of schoolwork can potentially change his/her performance. Technology that's recently been integrated into the classroom, such as interactive whiteboards, can even provoke previously unknown vision issues. If a child doesn't have good enough vision, it isn't just their school work that is affected. It's mentally and emotionally tough on them also.
If your son or daughter has already been fitted for glasses, now is a good opportunity to consider getting a new pair of frames. Sometimes, although a child can see with his or her current pair of glasses, they may be uncomfortable to wear or perhaps the lenses are not optimally positioned anymore due to normal growth. If kids don't feel comfortable in their glasses, they probably won't wear them much.
So don't forget to stop by to see us when you're getting your kids all ready for their year. We want to help our young patients commence the academic year with great vision.