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Add Vision Screening to Your Back to School Routine: Ramsey Children’s Eye Exams

Back to school season is in full swing. It's also the time to ensure your kids' vision is satisfactory. Healthy eyesight is critical to the thinking process and a child's success in school. There are numerous activities that depend on optical skills, such as reading, writing and computer assignments, which students are required to perform daily. However, studies prove that 86 percent of kids begin school without ever having a vision screening.

A good number of the problems a child deals with in school may be the result of sight impairment. The number of students who are affected by undiagnosed vision problems is quite large. Over 60% of students classified as "problem learners" really have undetected vision problems. Your child will be much better off if you make it a priority to ensure your child is seeing properly.

Don't wait until your child enters kindergarten for his first complete eye examination. Pediatricians should do a dilated eye check-up to discover any major eye problems within the first two months of life. It's crucial to find any problems immediately, because children are generally more responsive to treatment when diagnosed early. Furthermore as a parent, it's important to see whether your child enjoys reading. Generally, most kindergarteners enjoy looking at books and try and decipher words. Children that avoid books or reading may have a vision impairment. A complete vision examination by a pediatric eye doctor should be one of the tools used in making a diagnosis. For an eye exam for your child in Ramsey, NJ, call us to schedule an appointment.

Take note that the earlier a vision problem is identified and treated, the more likely treatment will be successful. And eyesight is an essential component for school. If a child's eyesight is flawed, he will have a much harder time with assignments. Additionally new technology in the classroom, including using interactive SMARTboards, can also potentially exacerbate less obvious vision problems. Without proper vision, students may suffer not only in the classroom, but also socially. This year, guarantee your child a great year in school, by making sure their vision is in perfect condition. Call us to book a Ramsey, NJ eye exam today.