Eye Exams in School-Aged Children: 6-18 Years Old
Studies show that 80% of a student’s learning is done through their eyes, so children and teens need to have their eyes examined every year to ensure that they have the visual resources necessary to succeed in today’s world. As children grow, their eyes are more likely to change, and it’s not always for the better. Eye conditions such as myopia, convergence insufficiency and focusing problems often present and get progressively worse during childhood.
More than 1 in 4 school-aged children have vision problems. These issues can cause children and teens to suffer academically, socially, athletically, and personally. Children that have problems with focusing, reading, hand-eye coordination, and headaches, are frequently frustrated and may exhibit behavioral problems. Often, they don’t know that the vision they are experiencing is abnormal, so they don’t ask for help.
If your child is having trouble in school or during afterschool activities, there could be an underlying vision problem. It’s worth seeking the opinion of a competent pediatric eye doctor, and regular eye check-ups are highly recommended. Many parents schedule their child’s annual eye exams as part of the back-to-school routine.
You can use this online form to request a children’s eye exam near you at Derby City Eye Care.