“Because Their School Performance Matters To Us”
A child needs many abilities to succeed in school. Good vision is a key. It has been estimated that as much as 80% of the learning a child does occurs through his or her eyes. Reading, writing, chalkboard work, and using computers are among the visual tasks students perform daily. A child’s eyes are constantly in use in the classroom and at play. When his or her vision is not functioning properly, education and participation in sports can suffer.
See full story on aoa.org
While your child may not be old enough to attend school, ensuring their vision remains healthy is crucial in the early years. Parents like yourself should never depend solely on school vision screenings to protect your child’s vision. Some studies estimate that 15-20% of school children are affected by visual conditions that are often overlooked in screenings. An Optometrist can detect more complex visual conditions along with such health problems as high blood pressure , diabetes and even potentially life-threatening tumors. Healthy vision isn’t just about clear sight, but protecting the health of your child along with ensuring they can do their absolute best academically in the coming years. This is why it’s important that you have your child visit an Optometrists every 12 months. At Boise Family Eye Center children older than 12 months will receive the time, careful attention and patience needed to ensure their vision is developing accordingly. To schedule your child’s eye exam simply click on the big yellow button below and our staff looks forward to helping you with your visual needs.