Most learning is accomplished visually. But even with this well-known connection between eyesight 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 and vision care is crucial to good school results and self esteem.
Kids possess an impressive ability to carry on, despite having a vision problem. As children go through school, it becomes increasingly important to monitor their vision.
Struggling to meet the demands schoolwork can make on a student's eyes may impact his or her performance. Technology that's recently been integrated into the classroom, such as interactive whiteboards, can even heighten previously hidden vision issues. When a child doesn't have good enough vision, it isn't just their performance at school that suffers. It's mentally and emotionally taxing 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. Sometimes, although a child can see wearing his or her older glasses, they may not fit correctly or perhaps the lenses no longer align with the child's eyes due to normal growth. If kids don't feel comfortable in their glasses, they probably won't wear them much.
So be sure to stop by to see us when you're gearing up for the new academic year. We'll do all we can to help all the children we treat commence the academic year with great vision.