Back-to-school time is right around the corner, and for some it will be their first time ever. Your children’s health and wellbeing is surely a top priority, and you’ll want them to succeed and have fun at school since they’ll be spending a great deal of time there during their formative years.

School-age children constantly use their eyes in both the classroom and the school yard. They need a number of visual skills to see and understand clearly. Studies show that 80% of children’s learning is visual.

Because of the pressure school can put on your child’s visual skills, a vision problem may turn up that was not apparent before your child started school. Your child may not even be aware that he or she has a vision problem.

So it’s essential that your children undergo a comprehensive eye exam before they enter kindergarten, and then once a year during their school career to ensure that their eyes are healthy and developing normally. 

To help you detect symptoms of vision disorders in your children, see our article, Your Child’s Visual Health. For more information, feel free to speak to your Opto-Réseau vision professional.