Back-to-School Eye Exams Ensuring Clear Vision for Academic Success

Back-to-School Eye Exams: Ensuring Clear Vision for Academic Success

  • By:Dr. Katie Dugan

Summer break has been a fun time to create memories with your loved ones and enjoy family vacations. Now that August is here, many people are turning their attention back to structure and routine since school is starting.

While school shopping for clothing and supplies is happening, also consider other things that you should take care of during this time. One essential back-to-school preparation is to schedule an appointment for an eye exam. Make sure your child has the best eyesight possible so they are ready for success in this new school year.

Here are some of the reasons why the start of a school year is a great time for eye exams:

Early Detection

If the child has any undetected eye issues, then these vision problems can take a toll on their education and learning. The best outcome for long-term eye heath is to catch vision changes and eye diseases in the earliest stages. Then, treatments can be provided as soon as possible to slow the progress of the disease and optimize eyesight at the same time.

Supporting Academic Performance

Have you considered how much a student’s vision plays a role in the success of their academic performance? The child needs to be able to see the board, focus on reading pages, and participate in various activities without eye strain. In fact, sometimes learning issues are misdiagnosed – because the child actually has vision issues that need to be addressed. Good eyesight is critical for academic success.

Reduced Headaches or Eyestrain

Has your child been complaining about headaches or eyestrain? These symptoms could be an indication of vision problems. Eye strain is becoming a greater and greater concern because people of all ages are spending many hours a day looking at screens, which can contribute to headaches, dry eyes, eye strain, and other related issues. Talk to your eye doctor to see if your child will benefit from specialized eyewear designed for computer use.

Managing Behavior and Improving Concentration

If a child is displaying behavioral issues in the classroom, then make sure to schedule an eye exam. For example, when children are having a hard time seeing, they might show signs of irritability, difficulty concentrating, or restlessness. In addition to behavior management strategies, also check to make sure their eyes are healthy.

Don’t Forget a Back-to-School Eye Exam

As you can see, back-to-school eye exams are an important part of a student’s preparation for the new academic year. Contact our team at Temecula Creek Optometry to schedule an appointment for your child: (951) 302 -1331.

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