The Importance of Back-to-School Eye Exams

Back to School Eye ExamThe summer has flown by and now you are in full back-to-school mode. While running around getting all of your child’s books, school supplies and new clothes, scheduling an eye exam before they go back to school is probably the last thing on your mind. However, it should be on the top of your list.

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), back-to-school eye exams are now more essential than ever due to increased digital device use both at home and in classrooms. Children are now spending three or more hours a day using digital devices, which is why they need to get their eyes checked on a regular basis to ensure they are at optimal eye health.

While school vision screenings can test for distance visual acuity, they are not a proper substitute for annual eye exams. There is no better way to determine if your child is suffering from a vision problem than bringing them into Raleigh Eye Center for a pediatric eye exam.

Schedule a Raleigh Pediatric Eye Exam for Your Child Today

If your child is spending a lot of time in front of the computer, we recommend they follow the 20-20-20 rule, which entails looking away from a digital screen for 20 seconds every 20 minutes and viewing something 20 feet away. Telling your child to remember to blink while they are using technology will also help their vision.

Has your child received their pediatric eye exam for this school year? You can schedule one at Raleigh Eye Center. Our ophthalmologists can give your child the tests they need to determine if they are suffering from any vision issues.