Back to school is around the corner and you’re in the process of buying new clothes, new shoes, and school supplies. You’re making your list and checking items off. Good for you! Though we don’t want to create extra work for you, our team at Family Eye Care does need to ask one important question: have you scheduled your child’s back to school eye exam yet?
Why Is a Pediatric Eye Exam So Important for School?
Every part of a child grows and changes constantly – and that includes their vision. They might see just fine one year but not so great the next. Even if they already don’t see well, their prescription can change from year to year. This can be a problem if it’s not monitored because their ability to see can impact everything – including their grades and behavior in the classroom. By making sure they have their back to school eye exams, you are giving them a head start in school for the entire year.
What Happens During Back to School Eye Exams?
Back to school eye exams are like a regular comprehensive pediatric eye exam. Your eye doctor will examine your child’s eyes thoroughly for any potential issues. We will also determine if they need glasses or contacts to correct any vision issues. If your child does need glasses or contacts, measurements will be taken to ensure an accurate fit.
There is nothing harmful or invasive that occurs. However, we often need to dilate young children’s eyes to get a full view inside. The drops used can be uncomfortable, cause sensitivity to light for a while, and may lead to a headache. Having sunglasses and a pain reliever on hand can help.
Schedule Your Pediatric Eye Exam With Our Optometrists
Knock another task off of your to-do list by scheduling your child’s eye exam at Family Eye Care. Call our team today at (530) 899-3939 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.