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About 80% of school-based learning is accomplished through children's eyes. But even with this strong correlation between eyesight and learning, many parents don't realize how profoundly vision problems affect education, and don't get their child's eyes checked often enough. As your kid's vision may change frequently, regular eye exams are necessary for success at school.

It is especially important to look out for the signs and symptoms of vision problems as your child progresses in school.

Impaired eyesight and increasing demands on the eyes, like small type in textbooks can potentially alter his/her progress. Recently developed classroom technology, such as interactive whiteboards, can even exacerbate previously hidden vision problems. Without adequate vision, students may suffer not just in the classroom, but also mentally, physically and emotionally.

If you're the parent of a child who wears glasses already, now is also a great time to see if their current frames are meeting their needs at school. Even when a child can see well with his or her old glasses, they may be uncomfortable to wear or perhaps the lenses are not optimally positioned anymore due to normal growth. The more your son or daughter is content with his or her glasses, the more likely he or she will wear them.

So stop by to see us when you're gearing up for the new school year. We'll help our young patients begin the new school year with great vision.