A huge percentage of progress at school is accomplished visually. But even with this overt connection between sight and learning, a lot of parents seem to be unaware of this, and don’t get their child’s eyes examined often enough. As your child’s vision may change frequently, regular eye care is central to academic success and overall happiness and wellbeing.
As children go through school, it becomes extra important to keep tabs on their eyesight.
Struggling to meet the visual demands of schoolwork can noticeably affect their academic performance. New educational technology, such as the use of interactive whiteboards, can also potentially provoke previously hidden vision problems. Without adequate vision, kids can be at a disadvantage not only at school, but also mentally, physically and emotionally.
If you’re the parent of a glasses-wearing child, now is also a perfect time to see if they need new glasses. Sometimes, although a child can see well with his or her older glasses, they might need to be adjusted or perhaps the lenses are not optimally positioned anymore due to normal development. If children don’t feel good in their glasses, they will probably avoid wearing them.
Be sure to come see us when you’re gearing up for the new school year. We want to help our young patients start the new school year with excellent vision.