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Why Kids Should Have a Back-To-School Eye Exam

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Visual health is essential to your child’s continuous growth, learning, and development. This is why Park Slope Eye emphasizes the need to care for their eyesight as early as possible. One of the best ways to do this is to have them undergo regular eye exams, especially before summer ends. As back-to-school season begins, let us discuss some great reasons your child should visit their trusted pediatric eye doctor.

Early Establishment of Sight-Threatening Eye Conditions

It’s difficult for children to realize if they have visual irregularities. If they are left unattended, they may progress to more complex conditions that may even interfere with their learning. Eye exams can help identify early signs of underlying eye conditions, especially since many vision problems develop during childhood. We also suggest being aware of warning signs of vision problems in children. Squinting, tilting their heads, and sitting near the TV when watching are some common ones.

Prompt Management of Vision Problems

Early identification of underlying vision problems also creates an opportunity for your expert eye care clinic to provide appropriate treatment. If we find that your child is nearsighted, for example, we may prescribe using eyeglasses or contact lenses. This can help improve their visual acuity when viewing distant objects, like things written on their classroom board. The sooner we treat eyesight conditions, the better chances we have of maintaining their eye health.

Improved Academic Performance

Children are visual learners. They understand things easily and better through demonstrations and copying them afterward. With the immediate management of your children’s vision problems, you’ll have greater peace of mind that these won’t interfere with your child’s learning and academic success.

Enhanced Social Skills

Your kid’s childhood would not be complete without playing outdoors with other kids. This helps develop their ocular muscles and functions, as well as their socializing skills. That said, visual infirmities in their early age may prevent them from fully enjoying their childhood, potentially reducing their quality of life. Undergoing regular eye exams is one way of ensuring their proper visual development and protection.

For premier eye care services for you and your family, turn to Park Slope Eye. Apart from comprehensive eye exams, we also provide dry eye treatment, ocular disease management, and more. Fill out our form to learn more about our services. We serve Brooklyn and nearby NY areas.


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  • Written by Justin Bazan

    Dr. Justin Bazan is a 2004 SUNY College of Optometry graduate. He established Park Slope Eye in 2008 with the goal of providing high quality eyecare and incredible eyewear for the neighborhood. He has a true passion for optometry and stay up to date with the current research and trends. He is active in the profession and holds several leadership positions on the local, state and national levels. Dr. Bazan is a Park Slope local and can often be seen out in the neighborhood so be sure to say Hi next time you see him!

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