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What a Back-to-School Eye Exam Means To Your Child

Your days will soon be filled with back-to-school shopping, stocking backpacks with folders and rulers and numerous other preparations as children get ready to go back-to-school. However, you may not have eye exam on your list of things to do. Even if your child doesn’t complain about blurry vision or headaches, their eyes are constantly changing.

School is a visually-oriented learning environment. According to the American Optometric Association, about 80% of information in school is portrayed visually. However, it’s estimated that 25% of school-aged children experience vision problems. Eye problems can lead to decreased performance in school.

Signs can help you as the parent determine if your child has vision problems
• Headaches
• Excessive blinking or eye-rubbing
• Leaning into a book while reading
• Trouble with comprehension and/or retention of information
• Closing or covering one eye
• Dislike of reading or close visual work
• Abnormally slow reading pace
• Turning or tilting the head to use one eye only
• Losing place while reading
• Double vision

So in the midst of your back-to-school preparations, be sure to make scheduling a comprehensive eye exam for your children a top priority. Contact Lentz Eye Care today to schedule your appointment!