There are certain items that always make it onto your back-to-school list, like backpacks, pencils, and new shoes. But what about an eye exam? If it has been more than a year since your child saw an eye doctor—or if she has never received an eye exam—then the new school season is the perfect time to make an appointment. Eye exams are of critical importance to help detect vision problems that might be hindering your child’s ability to perform in school, sports, or daily tasks.
The story of 13-year-old Sofia from Huntington, New York proves this point. Sofia had experienced learning problems since kindergarten, leading her to need academic accommodations throughout her years in elementary and middle school. It took an intensive eye examination, weekly visits to an eye specialist, and special eyeglasses to diagnose and fix the vision condition causing all of Sofia’s troubles. Now that her vision therapy has been successful, Sofia is back in the mainstream classroom and able to read easily for the first time in her life. Read More