Of all five of our senses, eyesight provides most of the sensory information we receive. As such, caring for your child’s eye health is an important aspect of their overall quality of life. For example, poor eye sight can lead to issues including trouble at school and, in some cases, behavioral issues. Fortunately, children can often address any problems with their eye health and maintain the quality of their eye sight through regular care and maintenance.
As the summer break comes to a close, there are plenty of parents worry about when it comes to preparing their children for the upcoming school year. Next to clothes, supplies, and medical and dental checkups, professional eye exams should also be on the list. Unfortunately, compared to those other concerns, eye exams are often easier to forget or skip, and for many kids, that could make the upcoming year tougher than it has to be. Today, we examine why it’s important to ensure your child’s optimal vision before school begins again, and why a professional eye exam offers more comprehensive results than a standard school-issued vision test.