Children across the country are gearing up for a new school year. It's also the time to make sure your kids' vision is okay. Proper vision is crucial to the developmental processes and success in the classroom. There are many subjects that depend on visual skills, such as reading, writing and computer work, which children are required to perform everyday. Despite the serious correlation between eyesight and learning, many Americans underestimate the occurrence of students affected by eye and vision problems.
Often the problems a child deals with in school can be the result of sight impairment. The number of children who are affected by undiagnosed problems with eyesight is extremely large. Over 60% of children identified as "problem learners" actually have undiagnosed vision impairments. Your child will be much better off if you take a proactive role in ensuring your child's vision is up to par.
Don't delay your child's first vision test until kindergarten. Your child's doctor should perform a dilated eye exam to discover any serious eye problems within the first two months of life. Every child should have a complete eye exam by age three, because early intervention can affect development. Additionally as a parent, it's important to see whether your child enjoys reading. In general, most kindergarteners enjoy looking at books and try and decipher words. Children that avoid books or reading may have a vision problem. Before you jump to any conclusions, it's a advisable to get a vision screening. For a pediatric eye exam in Bloomington, IL, call us to schedule an appointment.
Keep in mind that the earlier a vision impairment is detected and taken care of, the more likely treatment will be successful. And eyesight is a key component for school. If a child's eyesight is impaired, he will have a much harder time with assignments. At the same time new technological advances in the classroom, including using interactive whiteboards, can also potentially make less obvious vision problems worse. A student with poor vision will be affected both at school, and emotionally and physically. This year, ensure your child a great year in school, by making sure their vision is in perfect condition. Call us for a Bloomington, IL eye exam today.