School is in Sight
While you’re preparing your kids for back-to-school with new supplies, clothes, dental and hair appointments, don’t forget about the ever-important eye exams. You know what they say- Hindsight is 20/20. Let’s not look back to find we’ve run out of time to set our kids up for success by eliminating what we can that may interfere with their school performance.
Focus on the FIVE- the FIVE reasons why a proper eye exam is the best way to prep for a new school year:
Vision and learning go hand-in-hand. The AOA reports that 80% of learning is visual, which makes their eyesight a priority. By scheduling your child’s eye exam, you cover all the bases by making sure no vision issues are affecting their learning, setting your child up for a great year from the start.
Good vision helps prevent headaches, fatigue, and lack of focus. All three of these issues can impair your child’s ability to perform in the classroom. It is vitally important that your child’s eyes are examined regularly so that our doctors can address any concerns from you, as well as your child’s teacher.
In the blink of an eye, sight can change without warning. The sooner the change is detected, the chance of better vision increases. At Shreveport Eye Specialists, we use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and provide top-notch care so your child will have the best possible outcome when it comes to their vision!
Early detection of other eye issues can help with a diagnosis and correction, bettering your child’s overall health. We test for many different eye issues at your child’s appointment. Besides the more common diagnoses such as near and far-sightedness, eye problems such as lazy eye and astigmatism are also common and easily treatable by an eye specialist.
At each appointment, we review eye safety, eye health, and injury prevention tips. Using protective eyewear when needed, giving eyes a break from screens, and not rubbing eyes are just a few of the ways we can visit with you and your child about their overall eye health. Maintaining your ideal eye care health is our number one priority!
Yes, children’s eyes will be screened in the pediatrician’s office or by the school nurse, but that’s no substitute for an appointment with an eye specialist!
As we head full force into August, let us help guide you and your children through the optics of eye health so they can see what we see- potential!
Its all about School is in Sight