Why Comprehensive Eye Exams For Children Are Important?

More common ‘to dos’ such as a new uniform, pencil case, haircut, school shoes, may seem enough but an eye test is one very vital, but often overlooked, check that can make a lasting impact.

Many parents are not aware that regular eye tests can make sure that issues are detected and treated earlier, helping a child to achieve their best at school and socially.          

While it may be hard to spot some eye conditions, signs that parents and teachers can look out for, which could show that there is a problem, include: 

  • An eye appearing to drift inwards or outwards
  • Difficulty concentrating 
  • Behavioural problems
  • Headaches
  • Sitting too close to the television
  • Frequent eye rubbing

Vision accounts for up to 80% of a child’s learning.

Therefore, even the tiniest eyesight issue can have a severe impact on their academic performance.

Whether they study in a classroom or online, children can benefit from eye exams to ensure that they learn effectively.

By taking your child in for an eye checkup once a year, your eye doctor can diagnose and treat refractive errors including hyperopia (long-sightedness), myopia (shortsightedness) and astigmatism, as well as difficulties with their visual and focusing abilities.

Comprehensive eye exams are the most effective way to detect both minor and major eye problems. Children with a family history of vision difficulties should get their eyes examined once a year, or as recommended by their eye doctor.

As you begin to prepare kids for school, make an eye exam priority in order to enable them have better academic and social performance.

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