Back to school season is in full swing. Before heading back to school, the American Optometric Association (AOA) suggests a visit to the eye doctor. Proper vision is critical to the thinking processes and a child's success in the classroom. There are numerous subjects that depend on optical skills, such as reading, writing and computer assignments, which children are expected to perform everyday. Yet, studies prove that 86 percent of kids begin school without ever having an eye exam.
Often the problems a child suffers from in school can be the result of vision problems. The number of students who suffer from undiagnosed vision problems is quite high. Over 60% of students classified as "problem learners" actually have undiagnosed vision impairments. Your child will be much better off if you make it a priority to ensure your child is seeing properly.
Don't wait until your child enters kindergarten for his first complete eye exam. Pediatricians should perform a dilated eye exam to detect any major eye problems by the first two months of life. It's critical to uncover any issues right away, since children are usually more responsive to treatment when treated early. In addition as a parent, it's important to see whether your child takes time to read. In general, kindergarteners are excited to look at books and try and decipher words. Children that don't read books may be experiencing a vision problem. A thorough vision screening by a pediatric eye doctor should be one of the methods used in making a diagnosis. For an eye exam for your child in Olathe, KS, call us to book an appointment.
Take note that the sooner a vision difficulty is identified and taken care of, the more likely treatment will be successful. And eyesight is an essential component for school work. If a child's eyesight is flawed, he will have a much harder time in the classroom. At the same time new technology in the classroom, including the use of interactive SMARTboards, can also potentially make less obvious vision problems worse. A student with poor vision is affected both at school, and emotionally and physically. Before school starts this year, make sure your child's vision is on par! Contact us to book an Olathe, KS eye exam today.