Approximately 80 percent of school-based learning is achieved visually. But even with this well-known connection between eyesight and learning, a lot of parents don't seem to be aware of how frequently occurring vision problems are, and as a result, don't get their child's eyes examined regularly. As your kid's vision may change frequently, regular eye and vision care is central to success at school.
As children go through school, it becomes extra important to monitor their eyesight.
Struggling to meet the visual requirements at school may potentially alter his/her performance. Technology that's recently been integrated into the classroom, such as the use of interactive whiteboards, can sometimes exacerbate less obvious vision problems. Without adequate vision, kids can be at a disadvantage not only in the classroom, but also mentally, physically and emotionally.
If your child already has glasses, the start of the school year is a perfect time to see if their current frames are suitable and comfortable. Sometimes, although a child can see wearing his or her older glasses, they might be uncomfortable to wear or perhaps the optical centers of the lenses no longer align with the child's eyes due to normal growth. The more your son or daughter feels good in his/her glasses, the more they'll be worn!
So don't forget to visit us when you're gearing up for the new academic year. We'll do our very best to help our young patients begin the new school year with vision that's in excellent condition.