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A Strong School Year Starts With Good Vision

Well, the summer's end is near. Children everywhere are preparing for the rapidly approaching academic year, with school bags, new books and a whole lot of anticipation. And if you haven't already taken care of it, it's also an optimal opportunity to take your child in for an eye exam. Vision is necessary in order for your child to do his or her best in school. When children grow, all sorts of developmental stages can cause changes in their eyesight. It's important to have an eye exam to pick up such changes.

Roughly 80 percent of learning is accomplished visually. Yet interestingly, in spite of this obvious correlation between vision and learning, many parents don't realize how profoundly vision problems affect education, and as a result, don't get their child's eyes checked often enough. It's important to know that because vision in kids changes, regular eye and vision care is necessary for success at school.

It is even more important to keep an eye out for the signs of vision problems as your child progresses in school.

Not having the ability to meet the visual demands at school can impact his or her academic growth. Recently developed classroom technology, such as interactive whiteboards, can also potentially provoke previously unknown vision problems. When a child doesn't have good enough vision, it isn't just their school work that is affected. It's mentally and emotionally taxing also.

If your child has already been tested for and fitted with glasses, now is a perfect time to see if they need new glasses. Sometimes, although a child can see well wearing his or her current pair of glasses, they may fit poorly or perhaps the lenses no longer align with the child's eyes due to normal growth. If children don't feel comfortable in their glasses, they probably won't wear them much.

Find a good time to stop by to see us when you're getting your kids all ready for their year. We want to help all the children we treat start the academic year with vision that's in excellent condition.