Back to School Eye Exams!
It’s hard to believe that September is already here and school is back in session. As you make your list of back to school supplies, don’t forget to add an eye exam. Pencil Crayons and new runners are fun to pick out, but if your child has an undetected problem with their vision then successful learning may prove to be problematic. It is estimated that 25% of school age children have a vision problem. If they are left untreated, a child’s ability to learn, socialize with others, and participate in extracurricular activities such as sports will be affected. Many children struggle with vision problems simply because they do not know they have a problem. If the child is young and has difficulty seeing, he or she may not even know that there is something wrong. They will most likely not communicate that the board is slightly blurry and will assume that what they are seeing is what everyone else is seeing.
Although many schools have Vision Screening Programs, there are several important differences between this program and a full professional and comprehensive exam. Did you know that more than 40% of children can pass the school screening test? That’s right! The nurses performing these tests are mainly looking for problems in the child’s distance vision and does not look for things such as colour blindness, depth perception, or eye coordination. During an optometrist visit, these are the things we look for in case there is something that needs to be worked on or followed. For example, something like poor eye coordination can be helped with some Vision Therapy sessions which we do offer at View Optometry.
'Eye' Am Growing Kids Program!
Kids grow up so fast don't they? Which means their prescription will be changing just as quickly! With our ‘Eye’ Am Growing program, we offer one FREE lens exchange for kids 0-15 years old within 15 months of their glasses purchase.
- Impact resistant
- UV protection
- Anti-reflective coating
- Scratch resistant
- Optional: blue light protection
Did you recently find out that your child will have to wear glasses? A great way to introduce kids to the idea of wearing glasses is through a story book.
our top five choices.
- Who Wears Glasses by Ana Galan
- The Princess Who Wore Glasses by Laura Hertzfeld Katz
- Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles by Jane O'Connor
- Arlo Needs Glasses by Barney Saltzberg
- My Travelin' Eye by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw