It’s back to school season! Now is the time to make sure your child’s vision is ready for the new school year.
Considering that 75% of what we learn comes through what we see, it’s critically important to make sure students of all ages are thoroughly examined for any issues related to their sight.
Unfortunately, one and four children have an undiagnosed vision problem. Young people’s eyesight may change as they grow, and since these changes are gradual, they often go unrecognized by both the child and their parents or guardian.
Undiagnosed problems with your child’s vision can lead to poor academic performance and behavioral issues in the classroom. Yearly eye exams are incredibly important, yet only 50% of parents with school aged children take their kids to an optometrist every year.
Comprehensive eye exams can diagnose common vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. They can also spot health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure, along with more serious eye problems such as glaucoma, colorblindness, and amblyopia (lazy eye).
It is not just elementary school kids who need their vision checked yearly, high school and college-aged students should also make sure to get their eyes examined on an annual basis. Teenagers and young adult students are particularly at risk for eye health issues such as dry eye, eye strain, infections, and injuries.
Here are some important things to consider:
If you have not yet made an appointment for your child, now is the time to do so. Contact Metro Eye to schedule a visit with one of our friendly and knowledgeable optometrists, who will make sure that your child’s eyes are healthy. Remember, eye exams ensure that your family is seeing
and feeling their best for the new school year!