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Is Your Child’s Vision Ready to Go Back to School?

August 1, 2017

The team at Allied Eye wants you to remember the importance of good vision when it comes to a successful school year. Make sure your child’s vision is ready to go back to school, especially during Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in August.

Eye Health Is Important

Read on for some tips to help ensure your child has an eye-healthy school year.

Have Regular Eye Exams

Your child’s vision is always changing. Therefore, it’s important to make sure your child’s eye health is being checked on a annual basis to ensure any childhood eye conditions are caught and treated as early as possible. Also, even if your child has been checked within the last year, always be sure to make an appointment with Dr. Matzkin if your child is experiencing vision problems, including having trouble seeing the board at school.

Know Your Family Eye Health History

In addition, it’s also important to share any and all family eye health history with your doctor, since some conditions have a genetic component. Both nearsightedness and farsightedness are often hereditary, meaning they’re passed down, as is color blindness.

Watch for Eye Problems

It’s important that when you’re trying to keep your child as healthy as possible this school year, that you also pay attention to subtle signs that there may be issues with his or her vision. If your child is complaining of headaches, squinting or suddenly having difficulty in school, vision might be to blame. An eye exam can help determine whether your child would benefit from glasses or contact lenses.

Also, if your child plays a sport, be sure he or she is wearing the right protective gear. Without appropriate helmets and eye protection, the eyes can be at risk during a practice or game.

Has it been a year since your child had an eye exam? Schedule an appointment with Allied Eye today to help ensure he or she is ready for school.