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Back-to-School Check Ups by Vision Associates

Posted Sep 27th, 2018 by Phil Andy  Category: General News, Toledo.com

 

Signs your child may need glasses

Toledo, Ohio, September 26, 2018 – As parents, we do everything we can to get our kids off to a great start in school. But there’s one back-to-school essential that many of us miss—the annual eye exam. Making an eye exam part your family’s back-to-school routine can help detect learning related vision problems early on. Along with a yearly visit to the pediatrician, an annual eye exam is the key to making sure your child is healthy from head to toe and ready to give school their best shot.

Especially for kids, vision is about more than just seeing clearly. It’s being able to understand and respond to what they’re seeing. Sometimes we don’t realize that vision, reading and learning are intimately related, and kids who aren’t doing well in school may actually suffer from one or more learning-related vision problems.

In fact, the American Optometric Association estimates one in four school-aged kids have undetected vision problems that critically impact their visual perceptual skills:
– RECOGNITION — knowing the difference between letters like ‘b’ and ‘d’
– COMPREHENSION — ‘picturing’ what’s happening in a story they’re reading
– RETENTION – remembering and recalling details about what they’ve just read

Every kid needs solid vision skills. Your Vision Associates eye doctor will determine if any of these basic ones are lacking. If they go undetected, a kid could struggle with simple tasks leading to eyestrain, headaches, and tiredness.

Learning and Vision – What you need to know:
– 1 in 4 kids has an undetected vision problem.
– Vision changes can occur without your kid even noticing.
– Undetected vision issues lead to learning problems.
– Poor vision can lead to low confidence in school and sports.
– Regular pediatric eye exams are at the heart of kids’ success in school.

Before the exam, our experts at Vision Associates will explain that eye exams aren’t scary, and can be fun! A kid-friendly eye exam is quick for your child and less stressful for you. If your child does need glasses, our Vision Associates doctor will write a prescription and your kid can pick out their cool, new frames from our in-house selection.

Kids learn about the world through their five senses. Their eyesight is key to learning and to developing strong problem-solving skills that will take them through life. Since learning-related vision problems can occur at any age without you or your child noticing, make sure to pay attention to signs and symptoms of eye problems, and of course, make regular eye exams a good back-to-school habit.

Call Vision Associates today to schedule your child’s back-to-school eye exam at 419-578-2020 or email us at https://visionassociates.net/contact-us/

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