Why Every Child Needs a Back-to-School Eye Exam

  • By:Dr. Katie Dugan

It’s that time of year: the kids are heading back to school, and most families are getting ready for their regular routines after a fun summer of vacations and camps. Now that school is starting, it is a great time to think about the option to schedule an eye appointment for your child.

Vision Problems Hinder Educational Development

If your child has a hard time seeing the whiteboard, then it can be a challenge to keep up with the lessons that are taught in the classroom. Vision problems that are severe enough to impact learning can slow the child’s progress, which has a domino effect in the later years of life if immediate correction isn’t available.

Instead of waiting until the child has poor marks in school, consider the proactive approach to schedule an eye exam. An experienced eye doctor will identify any potential vision problems that need to be addressed. Often it is as simple as having the child wear glasses to overcome the blurred vision.

Is Vision Therapy Necessary?

Even if your child has 20/20 vision, other eye problems can affect learning and development. In fact, industry experts have found that these issues are often associated with behavioral problems, such as ADHD. So, don’t overlook the benefit of consulting with an eye care specialist if your child is acting up in school or at home.

It is important that the eyes are working together well. Additionally, the information needs to be communicated to the brain in an effective manner. Our team can complete a thorough assessment to determine focusing, tracking, visual perception, hand-eye coordination, and eye teaming skills. If any issues are identified, then we can be proactive with treatments to help your child stay on the right track for a successful future.

There’s no doubt that undiagnosed vision problems will have an impact on learning. So, it is important for parents to be proactive with regular eye exams. Our experienced team is here to assist, and we invite you to schedule an appointment to learn more about the benefits of Vision Therapy and other childhood vision treatments. Call our Temecula office at (951) 302-1331 or our Murrieta office at (951) 600-9226.

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