With summer winding down and with kids going back to school in just a few short weeks it is time to get all of their doctor’s appointments taken care of. This includes an eye exam. It is very important for your children to have the best vision possible as it can affect how much and how well they learn. 80% of what you learn is through your eyes. Imagine if you are not able to see the letters on the board or if you cannot follow the page when you are reading a textbook. How frustrating can that be? How can a child learn properly if they can only get 20% or less of the information to process? This is why it is so important for your children to have an annual comprehensive eye examination to diagnose, treat and/or prevent vision issues which could inhibit learning. Unfortunately, many people believe that either the school nurse or the pediatrician performs a comprehensive eye exam. This however is not true as these people only do vision screenings which can still miss many vision disorders. Only a properly trained Optometrist or Ophthalmologist can provide the comprehensive care needed to make sure your children’s eyes are doing well. So include an eye exam on your child’s back-to-school list this year and call (860) 233-2020 to schedule an exam today.