Many doctors believe that around 80% of learning takes place through a child's eyes. Because a child's eyesight may change occasionally, regular eye and vision care is crucial to a student's classroom success. Unfortunately, most parents don't make sight tests part of their child's back-to-school health check-up. Additionally according to a recent survey 58% of parents don't take their child for an eye screening until at least age three. In truth, the AOA recommends that children receive their first sight examination at half a year, then thorough vision check-ups starting at age three, before starting school. Exams should continue to be scheduled routinely every other year from that point on.
Often the issues a child struggles with in the classroom may stem from sight difficulties. The percentage of children who have undiagnosed vision problems is quite high. Reports prove that 60 percent of children classified as students with learning-disabilities really suffer from undetected vision impairments. Your child will be much better off if you take a proactive role in ensuring your child is seeing properly.
Don't push off your child's first vision test until kindergarten. Your child's doctor should do a dilated eye exam to identify any major eye problems within the first two months of life. It's critical to uncover any issues at a young age, because children often respond better to treatment when diagnosed early. Additionally as a parent, it's important to see whether your child enjoys reading. In general, most kindergarteners are excited to look at books and attempt to read. Children that don't read books may have a vision impairment. Before you jump to any conclusions, it's a advisable to get a vision check-up. For an eye exam for your child in Fayetteville, NC, call us to book an appointment.
Take note that the earlier a vision problem is detected and treated, the more likely treatment will be successful. And eyesight is an essential component for school work. If a child's eyesight is limited, growing visual demands such as finer print in textbooks or additional homework can considerably affect a student's success. Additionally new technological advances in the classroom, including the use of interactive SMARTboards, can also potentially exacerbate less obvious vision impairments. A student with poor vision will be affected both at school, and emotionally and physically. This year, ensure your child a productive year in school, by making sure their eyesight is in perfect condition. Contact us to book a Fayetteville, NC eye exam today.