One of the tactics parents use to entice their children to want to go back to school is buying a new set of school supplies, a pair of black shoes, and a school bag to complete that school starter pack. Because, seriously, who gets excited for another year of homework? Parents might even treat kids the coolest or cutest eyeglasses frame to complete that back-to-school look or getup. This is, of course, applicable if the child has vision problems.
Whether it is a cute or cool frame, eyeglasses are one of the tools some kids need to be able to learn well in school. According to HealthDay.com, “nearly 80 percent of what kids learn in their first 12 years is through their vision.” Classroom activities like reading, writing, recitation, working on a laptop or tablet, chalkboard work, group activities and even participating in PE requires healthy & functional eyesight.
Parents sometimes overlook their child’s vision and not realizing the fact that it may affect how they perform in school resulting to bad grades. What are the signs a child needs glasses? Here’s a brief list:
- Frequent eye rubbing or blinking
- Short attention span
- Avoiding reading and other like activities
- Frequent headaches
- Covering one eye
- Tilting the head to one side
- Holding reading materials close to the face
- An eye turning in or out
- Seeing double
- Losing place when reading
- Difficulty remembering what he or she read
Furthermore, it could also taint a child’s self-confidence and self-esteem. As a result, they could lose interest and eventually be judged as an underachiever by their peers and teachers. This is not because they’re lazy but their poor eyesight is to be blamed.
However, going to the eye doctor is not as fun as buying school supplies or trying on a pair of shoes. One way of luring them is to visit an optical shop where there is a variety of colorful eyeglasses frames to choose from. Parents could also guide them in choosing their own style based on the following:
- Jet set
- Little scholar
- True blue
- Trendy tortoise
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Parents could help their kids’ school life less bearable by granting them eyeglasses that could aid their poor vision. Also, don’t forget to buy a backup because they are after all only kids.