New School Year New Glasses
Has your child had an eye exam this year?
The new school year is here and each summer we are off for an eye exam. My daughter has vision problems that went undetected for who knows how long before the 6th grade. I was very shocked when the letter came home from the school nurse informing me that my daughter needed an eye exam. My daughter never complained that she was having trouble seeing the board or reading while in school.
The start of a new school year is the perfect time for you to get your child an eye exam. Start the school year off right either making sure your child’s vision is fine or checking to make sure their eyeglass prescription is up to date.
A few weeks ago my daughter had her annual eye exam. Each summer she has one and gets a new pair of glasses. Now that she is 16 I decided she was responsible enough to try contact lenses. She is suffering from eye allergies at the moment so she is just wearing her new eye glasses for now. Had we not gone for her annual eye exam her allergies would have gone undiagnosed.
As an eyeglass wearer myself I know how important it is to get regular eye exams. Eye exams are important for overall health well-being. An eye examination can detect early signs of not only vision problems but diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol just to name a few.
We are a family of eyeglass wearers. My two daughters and one granddaughter have vision problems.
Parents should make an eye exam part of back to school readiness each year.
What Parents Should know about their Children’s Eye Health
- Did you know that children should see an eye doctor as young as six months old? I had no idea until my youngest granddaughter Addison was born. Addison was born with Down syndrome. Her vision was checked at six months old. But I never knew a child as young as six months old should have an eye exam.
- After six months old a child’s vision should be checked again at three years old, before the start of kindergarten and then every year after.
- In school vision screen is not the same as an eye exam performed by a opthamologist
- 80% of what we learn is through sight
- 1 in 4 children have an undetected vision problem.
Common Signs of Vision Problems in Adults and Children
- head tilting
- avoiding “close work
- trouble focusing
- continuous rubbing of eyes
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VSP Vision Eye Care is a great option. Saving money each year on your family’s eye exams and new glasses can really reduce the cost of those expensive eye doctor visits each year.
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