Is an Eye Exam With Our College Station Optometrist On Your Back to School Checklist?
As summer comes to a close and the new school year is about to begin for children in the greater College Station, TX region and beyond, many families are still quite busy, shopping for clothes and school supplies. One thing that parents forget to put on their back to school checklist is an eye exam for each young child.
Without clear vision, your children may not be able to see what’s written on the blackboard or follow along with fellow students as easily. A trip to a pediatric eye doctor, such as Dr. Sherri Brice from Crystal Vision Center should be on your list because during the commotion of getting ready for school, it’s easy to forget, in between trying on new shoes and picking out a backpack.
Visiting a Pediatric Eye Doctor Before School Begins
Parents should realize that it is crucial to have a professional pediatric eye doctor examine their children well before the new school year begins. A College Station optometrist will see if any corrections need to be made to your child’s vision. Kids can be fitted with glasses to improve their vision, such as if they are farsighted or nearsighted
A comprehensive eye exam will determine if a young boy or girl needs prescription eyeglasses and this should be taken care of once a year. Common eye problems that can occur in children include “lazy eye” (the scientific term is amblyopia) and “crossed eyes” (strabismus.) When caught early in life, these ailments are treatable.
Undiagnosed Vision Problems & Learning Disabilities or Behavioral Issues
Another reason why it’s crucial to arrange for regular eye exams before your children go back to school is to rule out an undiagnosed problem with vision that is manifesting as behavioral issues or a learning disability.
For example, parents may be concerned that a child has a short attention span while reading or doing visual tasks. This can lead to the child disliking reading and trying to avoid doing close up work. A comprehensive eye exam will help determine if vision correction is needed in the form of prescription glasses, for example, or if participation in a supervised vision therapy program is the best approach (or a combination of the two.)
There’s a feeling of satisfaction that comes when you check off each item on your back to school list, which should definitely include an appointment for your child with a College Station optometrist. For more information on pediatric eye exams or to set up an appointment with our team, please contact us today. Ask about our new client special!
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