Roughly 80% of progress at school is accomplished visually. Yet interestingly, in spite of this strong correlation between vision and learning, a lot of parents don't realize how profoundly vision problems affect education, and as a result, don't include comprehensive eye exams as part of their child's back to school preparations. As your child's vision may change frequently, regular eye exams are central to doing well in at school.
It is even more important to keep an eye out for the indicators of vision problems as your child progresses in school. Warning signs may include confusing numbers or letters, watery eyes and frequent eye rubbing, extra close reading distance, head tilting, and avoiding detailed work.
Struggling to meet the visual demands of schoolwork can potentially change his/her work. Technology that's recently been integrated into the classroom, such as interactive whiteboards, can sometimes exaggerate previously hidden vision issues. When a student doesn't have good enough vision, it isn't just their academic life that suffers. It's mentally and emotionally tough on them too.
If you're the parent of a child who wears glasses already, now is also a great time to consider buying some newer frames. The more your son or daughter feels comfortable wearing his or her glasses, the more likely he/she will wear them.
So make an appointment to see us when you're getting your kids prepared for their year. We'll help your child commence the academic year with their vision in check.