Why A Back To School Eye Exam Is Important

Many people tend to go to the dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and or exam, this seems to be clockwork for some. However, unlike the dentist, many people forget about the importance of going to the eye doctor for an exam. It is extremely important to have your eyes checked on a yearly basis, while this can prevent eye diseases and also in children. Well, now is a great time to head to your Indianapolis Eye Doctors office because school will be back in session in about a month!

Make An Eye Exam Part Of Your Annual Check-Up Routine

When it comes to maintaining good overall health, eye health is just as important as a regular dental or medical check-up. To maintain good eye health, having regular eye exams with your Indianapolis Eye Doctors are very important. Children can develop vision issues at any time, and it’s important to make sure they have optimal eyesight while in the classroom.

According to the American Optometric Association, as much as 80% of the learning a child does occur through his or her eyes. From scanning their textbook, reading off of a whiteboard, and using a computer. Good vision is an essential part of a child’s ability to perform well in school.

There are many visual skills beyond seeing clearly that go together to provide our child succeeds in school. Vision is more than just seeing clearly, it is being able to process this information and understand what they see. Being able to focus with both eyes together as a team is imperative for proper function.

To Properly Learn Your Child Should be Able to Possess These Skills:


Differences between similar letters.


Picture in their minds what they are reading.


They need to be able to remember what they just read.

Signs Your Child May Need Glasses

Our Indianapolis Eye Doctors suggest that you pay attention to any of these signs that your child might be experiencing:
  • Sitting closer than usual to the television or computer
  • Holding books close to their face
  • Avoiding reading schoolbooks and homework
  • Tilting their head or squinting to read better
  • Frequent rubbing or blinking of the eyes
  • Short attention span
  • Covering one eye
  • One eye is turning in or out
  • Seeing double
  • Less interested in reading or writing
  • Squinting

Sometimes children do not know how to explain how they feel or what they are experiencing. That is why it is a good idea to look out for the signs above. If your child has any of the above items, please consult with Dr. Amy Walden & Associates, your Indianapolis Eye Doctors to set up an appointment. The quicker these items can be corrected, the better they will do in school and function in their day-to-day.

Schedule Your Child’s Eye Exam with Indianapolis Eye Doctors Dr. Amy Walden & Associates

We offer a comfortable environment at our facility and also the latest in technology, which means a more precise and quick and painless exam. With Clarifye and Optomap our eye doctors can now see the “fingerprint” of your eye. Being one of the most accurate devices out there, our Indianapolis Eye Doctors can provide answers and solutions for your child immediately. They will also be able to show you and your child digital images of their eyes. This is a beneficial feature to be able to view what the doctor also sees.

As the school year approaches, stop in and have your child’s eyes checked to ensure this year they will have one of the best years of academics yet.

Schedule An Appointment Today!

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