A child’s vision is essential to learning and comprehension.
WE ALL HAVE OUR BACK TO SCHOOL LISTS
· Purchase school supplies
· Buy new shoes and clothes
· Schedule a sports physical
· Attend orientation night
Something very important is missing from this list: making appointments for comprehensive eye exams for your children.
As he/she grows, a child’s vision can change often and unexpectedly. Even if your child hasn’t complained about blurry vision or headaches, regular eye exams are very important to ensure his/her eyes are healthy.
Further, participating in school involves many visual demands and visual abilities, and any impairment could have a potential adverse impact on academic or athletic performance, as well as overall behavior and attentiveness.
Provide your child with all the tools they need to be successful in this upcoming school year.
According to the American Optometric Association's (AOA) 2015 American Eye-Q® survey, 89 percent of those surveyed incorrectly believe simple vision screenings like those offered at schools are an effective way to detect vision problems.
However, these screenings cannot detect potentially serious eye and overall health issues.
In addition to nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, common vision problems of schoolchildren include:
· Lazy eye (amblyopia)
· Misalignment of eyes (strabismus)
· Focusing problems
· Poor depth perception
· Color blindness
JUST LIKE COMPUTERS, TABLETS, AND CALCULATORS, WE ALL WANT TO GIVE OUR KIDS THE LATEST AND BEST IN TECHNOLOGY TO HELP THEM LEARN AND GROW.
Bladen Eye Center encourage parents to begin the school year on a healthy note by scheduling a comprehensive eye exam for your child.
Dr. Eric Schmidt and Dr. Meredith Treece will evaluate the functional status of the eyes and visual system, taking into account each child's level of development. They will access ocular health and related systemic health conditions and provide a best-in-class solution specific to your child’s visual needs.