Your child has all their supplies for the new school year and their backpack is ready to go.
But there’s something extra you can do to help your child succeed at their studies, and that’s an eye exam.
Optometrist Dr. Ashley Britton explains how poor vision impacts our children’s ability to learn. She explains vision is such an important part of our learning process, you need good vision to see the board and you need good vision to read and understand what’s put in front of you. She says if your visions not good the needs become much more challenging for children so it’s very common for a child that they have to work harder to do these tasks, they become discouraged and they can stop paying attention in school or they may even stop doing their assignments.
School age children in Manitoba have one eye exam per year covered by the government until the age of 19.