A Vision of Back to School in Connecticut
Another school year is always right around the corner, and you can make the most of your child's upcoming return to school by scheduling your child’s medical appointments now. Now is a great time to schedule your child's eyecare appointment. At Optometric Specialty Group serving West Hartford and Wethersfield, CT, we know that clear vision is the foundation for your child's education.
A Child's Eyes Provide a Foundation for Learning
When your child is not able to see properly, his or her ability to learn will suffer. Your child may not participate in educational or recreational activities, which can hinder academic and social performance. Children need to be able to see at a distance to read notes on a whiteboard or projector. They also need to be able to read books inches away from their face. If your child’s vision at any distance is impaired, learning will be much more difficult.
Eyecare Begins with a Comprehensive Exam
Children often do not recognize problems with vision and do not have the vocabulary to report their issues. For this reason, regular comprehensive eye exams are critical for identifying issues like nearsightedness and farsightedness. A comprehensive exam will include an examination of your child's ability to see at various distances. Next, our eye doctor will take a look at your child’s binocular coordination, which is the eyes’ ability to work together. Our eye doctor will also assess your child's ability to focus, peripheral vision, and eye-hand coordination. It is important to schedule a pediatric eye exam at least once per year even if your child does not currently wear glasses or contact lenses.
Signs Your Child May Need Eyecare
As your child returns to school, pay close attention to these signs. They could indicate that your child needs his or her vision to be corrected:
- Frequent headaches
- Short attention span
- Difficulty reading without a guide on paper
- Eyes not moving with each other
- Squinting to see distant objects
Vision changes can happen quickly. This is why it is so important that you bring your child in for regular eye exams. Missing even one appointment could impact your child's education and interest in school.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Eyecare Professionals in West Hartford, CT, and Wethersfield, CT
If you are looking for pediatric eye care services in West Hartford, CT or Wethersfield, CT, contact Optometric Specialty Group today. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us or book an appointment online.