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EyeSight Vision Care
August 10, 2012
What we feed our bodies feeds our eyes.
Many of the vitamins and minerals in our bodies are found in much higher concentrations in our eyes, so a diet lacking in these vitamins and minerals can lead to vision problems as we grow older.
Take the time every day to give your eyes (and the rest of your body) the nutritive support they need.
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August – Back to School Eye Exams
It's August, and if you have children then you know that means back to school for the little ones. You'll be spending the next few weeks buying class materials, new clothes, and backpacks, meeting teachers and walking out to the bus stop at 8a.m. before heading off to your own job. One thing that you shouldn't forget as you prepare your kid for school is a full Vision Test.
Most of the learning that our kids do in school is visual – reading, writing, and watching the teacher at the front of the class – and we're finding out more and more that sometimes-learning difficulties actually stem from Vision Problems. Every day children are put to these visual learning tasks, and it can be really frustrating if they can't see well enough to learn what their classmates are learning. Not only does it affect their grades, but also it can put social pressures on your kids, and it can even lead to behavior problems. After all, why put in the effort to learn if it takes so much work?
Even schoolwork that isn't far away can be a challenge if the child's eyes haven't fully developed yet. Focusing problems are one of the leading reasons children receive bad grades. The lines on the page might be wavy or out of focus, or their visual coordination might not be up to par. Children faced with these difficulties might try to make an effort to learn at the same speed as their classmates, without fully understanding the material; they might give up altogether and avoid doing work whenever possible; or they might simply become frustrated with their schooling and look for other ways to amuse themselves.
All of these scenarios are detrimental to learning, and seeing a child's eye doctor might be just the ticket to pinpointing these Vision Problems and getting them corrected. Sometimes it goes beyond how “good” their eyesight is too. Many children with 20 20 Vision have trouble paying attention in school when it comes to close-quarters work. For them, the problem isn't the vision so much as the inability to properly focus their eyes on close objects.
Some of the things you can look for with your child include:
A simple Eyesight Test may be all you need to find a problem with your child's vision. Mention any of the above symptoms to your eye doctor if you notice them.
Your eyes will thank you!
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