Back to school season is in full swing. Before going back to the classroom, the American Optometric Association (AOA) advises a check-up with the eye doctor. Proper vision is crucial to the learning processes and a child's performance in the classroom. There are many tasks that demand optical skills, such as reading, writing and computer assignments, which students are required to perform daily. Despite the strong link between eyesight and learning, many Americans miscalculate the occurrence of students suffering from eye and vision impairments.
Often the problems a child suffers from in school can come from vision impairment. The number of students who have undiagnosed vision problems is quite high. Over 60% of children classified as "problem learners" really have undiagnosed vision impairments. Your child will be much better off if you make it a priority to ensure your child is seeing properly.
As a parent, it's important to see whether your child takes time to read. Generally, most preschoolers enjoy looking at books and try and figure out words. Children that don't read books may suffer from a vision impairment. Before you jump to any conclusions, it's a good idea to get a vision check-up. For a pediatric eye exam in Squamish, BC or West Vancouver, BC, call us to book an appointment.
Keep in mind that the earlier a vision impairment is detected and treated, the greater the chances for successful treatment. And eyesight is a critical component for school. If a child's vision is impaired, growing visual demands such as finer print in textbooks or more homework can drastically affect a student's performance. Additionally new technology in the classroom, including using interactive SMARTboards, can also possibly make less obvious vision problems worse. A student with poor vision is affected both at school, and emotionally and physically. This year, guarantee your child a great year in school, by making sure their vision is in perfect condition. Contact us for a Squamish, BC or West Vancouver, BC eye exam today.