As back-to-school time approaches, some kids might be excited about going back, and some kids may be dreading it. For most parents, we are experiencing relief in getting back to a structured schedule.
If your kid seems to be even more upset about school this year, there might be more to their hesitation than a simple dislike of school.
1 in 4 kids have an undetected vision problem, and when kids have a hard time seeing, their frustration will come out in a number of ways. Often, if kids can’t see the front of the classroom or the book in front of them, they’ll misbehave out of frustration. And vision problems can lead to more than trouble-making. 80% of the learning a child does is through their eyes, and when they have a hard time focusing or retaining information, their vision could be to blame.
As your kids prepare to head back to school, make sure their vision is clear. While they’re home, watch for signs of vision issues such as:
- Squinting when watching TV
- Not being able to see 3D content
- Headaches when reading
- Clumsiness in sports
Learning will be even more difficult if the eyes aren’t providing a clear, focused image their developing brain and early vision problems can have long-lasting effects.
According to the Vision Council of America, regular screenings by an eye doctor are the best way to ensure healthy vision and school success.
Are your kids ready for reading, sports, and screens? Include vision screenings in your back-to-school shopping by taking advantage of our Back-To-School Special. Now through the end of October, complete eye exams for kids 4 to 18 are only $19. And, if glasses become part of the plan, we have a special on a lens and frame package during the length of the special.
Make sure your kids can see their future clearly, call or stop in today for a $19 eye exam!