back to schoolWith school starting back up this month for most students, parents have been hustling to make sure everything is taken care of. You have to buy school supplies, new clothes, new shoes, and maybe even attempted a last second, end-of-summer-break vacation. But one thing you may have forgotten that should be on everyone’s back to school list is an eye exam for your children.

Call Eyesight Associates today at 478-923-5872 to schedule an eye exam for your kids!

The reason you had to buy your children a whole (or at least partially) new wardrobe is because of how much they have grown over the last few months. Their bodies are changing. Their legs are getting longer, their feet are getting bigger, and old clothes just don’t fit the same. Similarly, their eyes are changing, too!

It is not uncommon for children to begin developing myopia (nearsightedness) at age 6 and begin to grow worse in their preteen to early teenage years. While less common, children may also begin to develop hyperopia (farsightedness), and numerous other eye conditions that can affect their eyes. By adding comprehensive eye exams to your back to school checklist, you can discover potential problems and have them treated early!

Children suffering from nearsightedness may have no trouble reading their textbooks, but they may struggle to see the board. Conversely, children suffering from farsightedness may be able to easily see the board, but they may have a lot of trouble with their textbooks or notebooks. In addition to these types of issues, slight changes in eyesight can cause blurred vision, headaches, straining, and squinting, all of which can be distracting and frustrating.

With a comprehensive eye exam, your child can get the help he or she needs. When you turn eye exams into a yearly part of the back to school checklist, your child’s prescription will stay up to date, allowing him or her to enjoy their clearest vision throughout the entire school year!

Call Eyesight Associates today at 478-923-5872 to schedule an eye exam for your kids!