Why Are Eye Exams Important?
Good vision is critical to the academic and athletic performance of your kids (and yourself). While parents are anxious that their children not fall behind academically, eye professionals are concerned that undiagnosed visual problems will have an impact on the child's performance during the coming school year.
A child's capacity to learn can be harmed if visual problems go unnoticed. That is why, before the new school year begins, the eye doctors at Hopewell – Lambertville Eye (www.seelife.net) strongly advise that children have a comprehensive eye health exam.
While it may be tempting to depend on school-provided eye screenings, these basic visual acuity tests can only detect a small fraction of vision problems. Only an in person - comprehensive eye exam performed by the doctors at Hopewell – Lambertville Eye (www.seelife.net) can effectively diagnose and treat a variety of vision and eye health problems.
It is Never to Early to Have an Eye Exam
Since visual learning accounts for up to 80% of a child's learning, even the tiniest vision problem can have a severe impact on their academic performance. By taking your child to their eye doctor once a year the optometrist can diagnose and treat refractive errors like myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism, as well as check visual skills like convergence insufficiency, binocular vision, focusing, and mor
A comprehensive eye health exam is the most effective way to detect both minor and major eye problems. Children with a family history of vision difficulties should get their eyes examined more frequently, or as directed by the eye doctors at Hopewell – Lambertville Eye (www.seelife.net)
It never to early for an eye exam before school. We recommend eye health exams prior to starting school at age 3-6, and then annually thereafter.
Did you know that 1 in 4 children have vision related concerns which can adversely effect their life and academic skills. As children progress in school, they face increasing demands on their visual abilities. When certain visual skills have not developed, or are poorly developed, learning is difficult and stressful. This can lead children to:
- Avoid reading and other near visual work.
- Attempt to do the work anyway but with a lowered level of comprehension or efficiency.
- Experience discomfort, fatigue and short attention span.
3-5 years old - Low-risk children should be examined at least once; at-risk children should be examined at least once or as recommended. All children should have an in person eye exam prior to starting their academic years to assure them of optimal visual skills.
6-18 years old - Low-risk children should be examined before first grade and annually thereafter; At-risk children should be examined before first grade and annually, or as recommended.
Don’t put off your child’s annual eye exam. Schedule an appointment with Hopewell – Lambertville Eye (www.seelife.net) Hopewell 609-466-0055 Lambertville (609-397-7020): https://www.seelife.net/contact-us/appointment-request-page/