Roughly 80% of school-based learning is achieved through children's eyes. But even with this well-known correlation between eyesight and learning, many parents don't realize how profoundly vision problems affect education, and as a result, don't get their child's eyes examined regularly. As your kid's vision may change frequently, regular eye exams are crucial to their academic success and self esteem.
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 impact his or her performance. New classroom technology, like interactive whiteboards, can sometimes heighten previously unknown vision problems. If a student doesn't have good enough vision, it isn't just their school work that is affected. It's mentally and emotionally tough on them too.
If you're the parent of a glasses-wearing child, the start of the school year is a good time to see if their current frames are meeting their needs at school. If you want the kid to wear his glasses, he better like how he feels in them!
So be sure to come see us when you're getting your kids all ready for their year. We want to help all the children we treat commence the academic year with excellent vision.