A huge percentage of school-based learning is achieved with children's eyes. Yet interestingly, in spite of this obvious connection between sight and learning, a lot of parents don't seem to be aware of just how common vision problems are, and as a result, don't get their child's eyes checked often enough. As your kid's vision may change frequently, regular eye and vision care is crucial to good school results and self esteem.
School-aged children have the astounding ability to carry on, despite having an issue with their sight and they might not express their difficulty, because they don't actually realize they are having a problem seeing. As children go through school, it becomes increasingly important to keep an eye on their vision.
Struggling to meet the visual demands of schoolwork may significantly change his/her performance. New technology brought into the classroom, such as interactive whiteboards, can also potentially heighten subtle but significant vision problems. When a child doesn't have good enough vision, it isn't just their school work that suffers. It's mentally and emotionally tough on them also.
If you're the parent of a glasses-wearing child, now is also a great time to see if they need new glasses. Sometimes, although a child can see wearing his or her old glasses, they might not fit correctly or perhaps the lenses are not optimally positioned anymore due to normal development. If kids don't feel comfortable in their glasses, they will probably avoid wearing them.
So don't forget to stop by to see us when you're getting your children ready for their year. We'll help your child commence the academic year with great vision.