Most progress at school is achieved with the use of a child’s eyes. Despite the overt connection between sight and learning, a lot of parents seem to be unaware of this, and as a result, don’t include a visit to the eye doctor 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 care is crucial to good school results and self esteem.
School-aged children have the astounding ability to function despite having a vision problem. As children go through school, it becomes extra important to keep an eye on their eyesight.
Not being able to meet the visual requirements at school may noticeably affect their academic performance. New technology brought into the classroom, like interactive whiteboards, can even exaggerate previously unknown vision problems. When a child doesn’t have good enough vision, it isn’t just their performance at school that suffers. It’s mentally and emotionally tough on them also.
If you’re the parent of a child who wears glasses already, now is a great time to see if their current frames are right for them. If children don’t feel comfortable in their glasses, they will probably avoid wearing them.
Find a good time to make an appointment to see us as part of your back-to-school routine. We’ll do our very best to help your child commence the academic year with excellent vision.