Part of keeping your children safe includes making sure they have proper vision. Getting regular eye exams is a great way to ensure their eyes are healthy. Healthy eyes mean happier kids, and in some cases, better grades. Determining if your child needs corrective lenses early on can also increase the chances they’ll have healthier eyes in their adult lives. Make it fun with these back to school tips.
Learning and Vision
Approximately 80% of your child’s learning experience in school is visual. This means that in order to learn effectively, they need to see clearly. Children’s eyesight is constantly changing so having a new eye exam each year is imperative to their eye health, and ability to learn. Eye health is often overlooked during back to school preparation, so if you haven’t had your child’s yearly eye exam done, now is the time.
Make it Fun
Many kids don’t like the idea of having to wear eyeglasses. This normally results in them not wanting to even get an eye exam done. You can make their appointment fun for them so year after year they won’t be hesitant about their eye exams. Schedule an appointment and head in a bit early.
Although kids hate the idea they may need glasses, if they do you can lighten the news by letting them try on glasses. Kids love to see themselves as different characters so to speak, and adding some cool frames is a perfect way to do that. Let them try on different glasses, take some selfies of both the horrific ones and the cool ones.
Making it a dress-up event with the added bonus of some hysterical photos to add to their memories can make it a great time for everyone. Join in on the phone and capture some new family photos while you’re at it. If they happen to get the dreaded news that they are going to need glasses, this will help them process the news and realize it won’t be so bad after all.
Every parent should have an eye exam on their back to school checklist. If your child is struggling with their grades, you should ask them if they can see everything properly. Healthy eyes make for happy kids – so get your eye exam today and have fun while you are at it!