SPARTANBURG, S.C., Sept. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- When students head back to school, it's an exciting but hectic time of year. Important steps to becoming prepared can be overlooked. Eyes on Henry is reminding parents and students in the Spartanburg area to schedule a back to school eye exam.
Developing minds require numerous strengths and abilities in order to perform at their very best in the classroom, where up to 80 percent of learning occurs with our eyes. Eyesight is foundational to just about everything that occurs in most classrooms, making strong vision essential to success. Reading, using a computer, viewing the board or an overhead projector, and interpreting social cues from teachers and classmates all require healthy vision. Vision is also crucial to sports and extra-curricular activities.
Vision problems can make school more stressful and difficult for children. They are prevented from performing as well as they otherwise would, and very often suffer higher levels of fatigue and discomfort. They may also experience reduced comprehension of the concepts presented to them. Some may even be misdiagnosed with a learning disorder or ADHD.
Vision can change dramatically and frequently for some children during their school age years. Because of this, regular eye exams are crucial. Early detection is often key to finding effective solutions so that eye health problems do not persist or become far worse.
One of the most common vision issues for persons of all ages is myopia, also known as nearsightedness. Other refractive conditions can include astigmatism and farsightedness. Some children will manifest problems with tracking, focusing and eye coordination. These issues can in turn adversely affect school performance, sports performance and self-esteem.
A professional eye exam can help to determine if a child has any of these issues so that corrective glasses or contact lenses can be prescribed.
Dr. Louis Martin, optometrist at Eyes on Henry explains, "Good vision is about more than just 20/20 eyesight. It also requires key visual perceptual skills to help students recognize, comprehend, and retain the information that they see. At Eyes on Henry, we check visual acuity, perception, focusing, tracking, and eye teaming to ensure your child's eyesight is the very best it can be."
Eyes on Henry is located at 399 East Henry Street in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Interested parties can book eye exams by calling (864) 334-7324. Additional information about the optometry practice is available on their website at http://eyesonhenry.com/.
Eyes on Henry, (864) 334-7324
Source: Eyes on Henry