Back to School!

Posted on April 18, 2014

It seems as though summer just began and already it’s nearly time to get ready to go back to school. Have you scheduled your child’s annual eye exam yet?

If not, it’s time to do so! Appointment times fill up fast for back-to-school exams, and for good reason. Many parents today understand the importance of a back-to-school eye exam for their children. Vision is a crucial element of your child’s learning and development.

There are many instances where I have seen children who were diagnosed with a behavior or learning disability when, in fact, they actually were struggling with an undetected vision problem. An undetected vision problem can greatly hinder your child’s ability to read, learn, and progress in school.

A standard in-school vision test isn’t comprehensive enough to detect many of the vision problems our youth are struggling with. A professional, comprehensive eye exam with your friendly neighborhood optometrist can uncover a variety of potential vision disorders a standard in-school test may not by looking for such as color vision, eye alignment, visual acuity and even chronic diseases like diabetes.

These developmental years are essential to your child’s future visual health. And while many vision problems can be treated and corrected, a child’s vision problem may become permanent or much more difficult to treat the longer it goes undetected.

There is still time before school starts up, so call us today to get your child scheduled! If you’ve had a back-to-school exam with us before, share your experience in the comments below. We always appreciate our patients’ feedback!