Back-to-school Eye Exams

It’s August and a lot of kids are gearing up to head back to school and some have already started. Sending kids into the classroom with the right tools is a priority for parents, many have even made it a tradition involving a family trip to the nearest Staples to load up. But there’s one tool that can’t be repurchased or replaced each year and that is your child’s vision.

A back-to-school eye exam is the perfect opportunity to catch, or simply rule out, any underlying vision disorders or eye problems. As you’ll read in the articles below, a child’s visit to the optometrist is typically quick and painless.  This includes pre-school children: According to the American Optometric Association (AOA) 1 in 5 Preschoolers have vision problems – read the AOA’s Pediatric Guideline Brief here.

Here’s a roundup of articles and blog posts addressing back-to-school eye exams and children’s vision:

Finally, here is an important takeaway from the AOA’s pediatric guideline brief:

Children often don’t know how they should see or feel, and so may not report if something is wrong. If a child’s eyes and vision suffer, so too will their general health and ability to engage in normal childhood activities.

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Katie Van Hise

About Katie Van Hise

Katie Van Hise serves as the Director of Communications and Marketing for the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP). She works closely with members of the NJSOP to provide consumers with current and factual information regarding eye and vision care.

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