A huge percentage of school-based learning is achieved visually. Yet interestingly, in spite of this obvious link between vision and learning, many parents seem to be unaware of this, and as a result, 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 even more important to monitor their vision. Telltale signs may include confusing numbers or letters, frequently watering eyes, eye rubbing, extra close reading distance, head tilting, and avoiding detailed work.
Struggling to meet the demands schoolwork can make on a student's eyes can noticeably affect their academic performance. New technology brought into the classroom, such as the use of interactive whiteboards, can even heighten subtle but significant vision problems. Without adequate vision, students may suffer not only at school, but also mentally, physically and emotionally.
If you're the parent of a child who wears glasses already, the start of the school year is a great time to reassess the suitability of his or her current frames and maybe buy new glasses for your child for the new school year. If you want the student to wear his glasses, he better feel good about them!
So make an appointment to see us when you're gearing up for the new academic year. We'll help your child begin the new school year with vision that's in excellent condition.