Approximately 80 percent of school-based learning is accomplished visually. Despite the obvious correlation between eyesight and learning, many parents don't realize how profoundly vision problems affect education, and don't get their child's eyes checked regularly. It's important to know that because vision in kids changes, regular eye exams are necessary for success at school.
As children go through school, it becomes extra important to monitor their vision. Some warning symptoms include not properly seeing numbers or letters, frequently watering eyes, eye rubbing, extra close reading distance, avoiding small print, and head tilting.
Struggling to meet the demands schoolwork can make on a student's eyes can potentially change his/her performance. New educational technology, like interactive whiteboards, can sometimes exacerbate less obvious vision problems. When a student doesn't have good enough vision, it isn't just their school work that is affected. It's mentally and emotionally challenging for them too.
If you're the parent of a glasses-wearing child, now is also a good time to reassess the suitability of his or her current frames and perhaps purchase your child new glasses to start off the new year. If you want a child to wear his glasses, he better feel good about them!
So visit us when you're getting your children ready for their year. We'll do all we can to help all the kids we treat commence the academic year with vision that's in excellent condition.