Most progress at school is accomplished visually. But even with this obvious link between eyesight and learning, many parents don’t seem to be aware of just how common vision problems are, and as a result, don’t get their child’s eyes checked frequently enough. As your kid’s vision may change frequently, regular eye care is crucial to good school results and self esteem.
It is even more important to look out for the signs of vision problems as your child progresses in school.
Inadequate vision and increasing demands on the eyes, such as small type in textbooks may impact his or her academic growth. New technology brought into the classroom, such as the use of interactive whiteboards, can sometimes exaggerate less obvious vision problems. Without adequate vision, kids can be at a disadvantage not only at school, but also mentally, physically and emotionally.
If you’re the parent of a child who wears glasses already, now is also a great time to reassess the suitability of his or her current frames and maybe even buy your child new glasses to start off the new year. The more a student feels good in his/her glasses, the more they’ll be worn!
Be sure to visit us when you’re gearing up for the new school year. We want to help your child commence the year afresh with excellent vision.