“This post was sponsored by Think About Your Eyes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own.” Parents have big dreams for their kids. For some, they may involve an apprenticeship at NASA, for others, it may be as simple as being a village idiot. All this begins with a successful and stimulating early education. There will be some difficulties along the way. They will lie, steal and get lazy while trying to get you to blame their teacher, or perhaps other students. Anybody else. Don’t buy it. Some kids have trouble with peer pressure or managing studies, but others may be less obvious.
As a retired teacher, I understand how vision problems challenge children in school. Students may be squinting to see the whiteboard, or chalkboards if you’re that old, struggling to read books, or not seeing the ball properly when playing four-square. August is Eye Exam Awareness Month so help your child achieve success by scheduling a comprehensive eye exam to identify issues before they cause serious problems. Are you waiting on them to tell you? They are kids. They don’t know anything, except how to lie. They’re little sociopaths, but that doesn’t make them unique or special. Visit the Think About Your Eyes Homepage and give them the tools they need to be successful.
It’s great news! You just thought your kid couldn’t read. It’s so much better than that. They can’t see. They aren’t terrible at playing sports. They can’t see the ball. The health of your child’s eyes should be a priority and starting now, you’re going to make that happen.
Child Eye Health Statistics:
- 80% What children learn that comes through their eyes
- 86% Children that do not receive a comprehensive eye exam.
- 5%-10% Preschoolers who have eye problems
- 25% School-age children who have eye problems.
- 24% Parents who wait for their child to have symptoms before taking them to an eye doctor.
- ½ Parents falsely believe only children who need glasses or contacts need to see an eye doctor.
- 40% Parents feel that an eye exam is a key part of a child’s healthy checkup schedule
- 80% Parents who say an annual trip to the dentist and pediatrician are essential.
By getting an annual comprehensive eye exam, children’s eye problems can be detected at their early stages when they can be fixed and before it begins to negatively impact them in school. Visit the Think About Your Eyes eye care professional locator to find an eye doctor near you and schedule an exam.
Early identification of a child’s vision problems is crucial as, if untreated, can cause permanent vision loss. Scheduling a comprehensive eye exam allows for an optometrist to catch and correct any vision problems that may interfere with learning. Parents can’t wait for their children to say they aren’t seeing well as children don’t know what “normal” vision is. It’s makes about as much sense as letting them vote and own property.
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Visit the Think About Your Eyes Homepage, the Think About Your Eyes Doctor Locator, and check out their social media sites on Facebook and Twitter. Make sure your child can see and then you can address the glaring lack of coordination and balance. And back to that reading problem. You’re kid is wearing glasses and still can’t read. When was the last time you helped? I know your favorite television show is on, but a story before bed goes a long way toward helping emergent readers. You can watch your shows again after the child leaves for college.