Most progress at school is accomplished visually. But even with this obvious connection between vision and learning, a lot of parents seem to be unaware of this, and as a result, don't get their child's eyes examined regularly. It's important to know that because vision in kids changes, regular eye exams are crucial to their classroom success and self esteem.
School-aged children have a truly impressive ability to function despite having a vision problem. As children go through school, it becomes increasingly important to keep tabs on their eyesight.
Struggling to meet the visual demands of schoolwork may impact his or her academic growth. New classroom technology, like interactive whiteboards, can even exacerbate previously hidden vision problems. If a child doesn't have good enough vision, it isn't just their performance at school that suffers. It's mentally and emotionally challenging for them too.
If your child has already been fitted for glasses, now is a good time to see if their current frames are suitable and comfortable. The more your son or daughter feels good in his/her glasses, the more they'll be worn!
So be sure to make an appointment to see Walter Shurminsky O.D. when you're gearing up for the new school year. We'll help our young patients begin the year afresh with great vision.