By aitkineyeca32139567, Jul 22 2019 02:00PM
Students’ Success Begins With Healthy Vision
As parents we do everything we can to help our children succeed in school. We purchase all the necessary school supplies. We make sure they do their homework and read every night. We even bring them in for an annual physical. But there is one more critical thing we should do… take our children for an annual vision and eye health examination.
80% of a child’s learning happens through vision, so it’s easy to understand how an undiagnosed vision problem could impact learning and performance, grades, self-esteem, and more. That’s why annual eye exams are so important for your child. Sometimes, undetected vision problems are mistaken for a learning disability, such as dyslexia or attention deficit disorders.
Below are some of the warning signs that your child is suffering from vision problems.
• Sitting too close to the TV or other electronic device, or holding a book too close
• Using their finger as a guide and/or frequently losing their place while reading
• Closing one eye or tilting their head to see better
• Frequent eye rubbing or sensitivity to light
• Complaints of headaches or tired eyes
If your child complains of any of these issues, it’s time to make an appointment with your optometrist. Your child deserves the best when it comes to education, and success in the classroom begins with healthy vision!