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Back to School

It is hard to believe that summer has come to a close and the kids are already Back to School. I am still in shock over dropping my oldest off at Kindergarten! I could have used a little more summer with my kiddos, but the routine of fall always feel nice once we get back into it. I am assuming that we are not the only family that is extra crazy during the summer and maybe didn’t get everything checked off our Back to School list. Did your students get a Back to School eye exam this summer? If not, here are some things to pay attention to or ask your kids about how their vision is serving them in the classroom.

  • Can they see the board clearly from their seat?
  • Are the words on the page in front of them at their desk clear?
  • Do the words ever jump around or move on the page?
  • Do they lose their place while reading or skip lines?
  • Are they complaining of headaches, tired eyes or eye strain at the end of the day?
  • Are they on computer, tablets or cell phones for multiple hours a day?

It is pretty impressive that 80% of your student’s learning in the classroom is happening through their eyes. This is why it is important not only for them to be seeing clearly, but also that their eyes are working as a team and communicating information effortlessly to the brain. Vision is more than just seeing 20/20 and many kids who struggle in school have an undiagnosed vision problem.

I hope everyone’s school weeks are off to a great start and that your kids have a great year!

Dr. Bekah 🙂