Tips to improve academic performance of your child

In an attempt to help parents to take better care of children's eye, the Transitions Optical, joint venture of PPG Industries, Inc. and Essilor International has given some tips to take care of the children's eyes. The eye tips will be helpful for the children to take care of their eyes and at the same time will enable them to do well in academics.

Dr. Madeline Romeu, O.D., F.A.A.O has advised parents to take the help of the doctors, if they children:
-Constantly rubs the eyes
– Shows extreme light sensitivity

– Complains about headaches

– Exhibits lack of attention in school

– Holds reading materials too close to the eyes
– Uses fingers to trace words when reading
– Has irritated or teary eyes.

A complete eye exam can help an eyecare professional identify some ocular conditions such as myopia (problems seeing in the distance), hypermetropia (not seeing objects up close), astigmatism (when the shape of the cornea is like an oval which diminishes vision) and strabismus or the inability of the eye to focus on an object — all which can have an impact on a child's ability to learn and perform in the classroom.

Dr. Madeline Romeu said,

"Unfortunately most people spend time carefully selecting frames that are just right for them, so we regularly remind parents with the guidance of their eyecare professional to discuss which lenses are most beneficial to them as this is the aspect of eyewear that promotes quality of vision today as well as healthy sight tomorrow."



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