Early childhood is the most critical period of vision development. Blurred vision in one or both eyes can prevent the visual system from developing properly. Wearing glasses and seeing better is proven to improve school performance. That's why it's important for children wear their prescribed glasses.
Glasses are prescribed to correct a refractive error. Refractive error can mean long or short-sight, with or without astigmatism. Long-sight means that distance vision is clearer than near vision and is caused by the eyeball being slightly too small. Short sight means that near vision is clearer than distance vision and is caused by the eyeball being slightly too large. Astigmatism results from irregular curvature of the front of the eye and distorts vision at all distances.Your Optometrist will tell you when your child should wear his/her glasses. If your child needs to wear his/her glasses in school it is important that the class teacher knows when the glasses should be worn. We will send a copy of your child's report directly to the school (with your consent). You can help by mentioning the glasses to the teacher when you next visit the school.
Wearing glasses are very important for children, because the glasses will make an important difference in their youngster's eyesight. The child will now have an opportunity to expand his or her world, a chance to see better, and the ability to get information in a more efficient manner.
A child's visual system is growing and developing, especially during the first 5-6 years of life, glasses may play an important role in ensuring normal development of vision. To provide better vision,To help strengthen the vision of a weak eye, to provide protection for one eye if the other eye has poor vision. In fact, if a child does not wear the glasses prescribed, normal vision development can be adversely affected.