Get your Child Ready with an Eye Exam
The first day of school can be an exciting time for little ones, but to make sure their first day goes well, parents should get their child's eyes checked.
Eyesight is a crucial part of your child's success in school, and an eye screening before classes ramp up again can get them started off on the right track.
It's Never Too Early
Regular eye examinations are suggested to begin at birth and continue each year. As we age, our vision naturally changes, and this makes annual exams more critical.
Soaking in their Daily Lessons
If they can't even see their ABCs, how can they possibly learn them? Most learning is visual in nature, and even their fresh eyes need to be checked to ensure they are getting the most out of their schooling.
While schools do offer vision screenings, they are limited in nature and very rarely find any actual issues. In fact, only about five percent of vision issues are detected with school screenings, so parents shouldn't rely solely on them to be accurate. Instead, parents should find a trusted optometrist.
Vision Is Important For School Success
Kindergarten is viewed as a foundational step to higher learning. Poor performance from children in kindergarten or other grades in elementary school can be an indication of poor vision.
If a child is having a hard time seeing the board or reading their lesson books, it can inhibit their education to a point beyond frustration. School can become no longer enjoyable to them, and they can easily fall behind.
If left untreated, this can only get worse and worse for the child. To compromise things further, the child may not even know why they are having a hard time retaining information.