Back To School Eye Exams

Back To School Eye Exams

Parents, it’s that time of year again to prepare yourself for sending your children back to school or college! Many abnormalities can be detected from vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism or medical conditions like strabismus or amblyopia (commonly referred to as lazy eye).  Don’t let poor vision affect their studies!

Why Seeing and Eye Doctor Matters

It’s important for school aged children to see an eye doctor before they head back to school or even back to college. In fact, it’s estimated that nearly 25% of school-aged children have some kind of vision problem. Because children often don’t realize they have a vision problem, they need to have a comprehensive eye exam conducted by an optometrist annually. Vision screenings performed at school can be helpful, but they should not be considered a substitute for an eye exam conducted by a licensed optometrist.

Eye exams are important because children need the following basic learning skills related to good eyesight: 

  • Near Vision
  • Distances Vision
  • Binocular Coordination
  • Eye movement skills 
  • focusing Skills
  • Peripheral Awareness 
  • Hand-eye Coordination

Early Diagnoses Help Your Learning and School Work

The earlier a vision problem is diagnosed and treated, the less the potential negative impact it may have on the child’s development. When certain visual skills have not developed, learning can be difficult and stressful. Many students may avoid reading as much as possible, attempt to do their school work but with a lowered level of comprehension, and even experience discomfort, fatigue, and a short attention span.

As you can see, seeing an eye doctor is very important and can have a positive outcome for a simple exam. Come see us especially if you are in North Columbus, Powell, and Dublin for any eye exam. Good luck on the upcoming school year and as always, Go Buckeyes!