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Back-to-School Success Starts with Good Vision

clipart 025Most progress at school is accomplished with children's eyes. Yet interestingly, in spite of this overt correlation between eyesight and learning, a lot of parents underestimate or are perhaps unaware of the significance of vision problems, and don't include a visit to the eye doctor as part of their child's back to school preparations. It's important to know that because vision in children changes, regular eye and vision care is crucial to their academic success and self esteem.
As children go through school, it becomes even more important to keep tabs on their vision. Some warning symptoms include reversing numbers or letters, frequently watering eyes, eye rubbing, extra close reading distance, avoiding small print, and head tilting.
Impaired eyesight and increasing visual demands such as small type in textbooks can noticeably affect their academic performance. Recently developed classroom technology, like interactive whiteboards, can also potentially exacerbate less obvious vision problems. If a child doesn't have good enough vision, it isn't just their school work that is affected. It's mentally and emotionally tough on them also.
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. If kids don't feel comfortable in their glasses, they will probably avoid wearing them.
Make sure you make time to visit us when you're gearing up for the new school year. We want to help all the children we treat begin the new school year with their vision in check.