Back-to-school Eye Exams

by | Aug 3, 2017 | Featured, News

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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