“This post was sponsored by Think About Your Eyes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own.”
I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve never worn glasses a day in my life. My husband on the other hand has. Here is a small story in his words on his first day wearing glasses and why we feel as parents it’s important to get your children’s eyes checked.
Having terrible headaches, seeing double and having trouble focusing on the words written on the chalkboard. In addition to these problems, my grades were dropping as a result of my eyesight being so poor. I am more than grateful that my parents were willing to take me to get my eyes checked out. Finding the right doctor and getting the proper treatment I needed, helped me tremendously for the remainder of the school year and the years that followed.
I remember like it was yesterday. Walking through the door of my 1st-grade classroom with my mother, and Mrs. Montgomery, my teacher, calling out my name. “Jared!” All of my friends quickly turning in their seats to see what the fuss was about. The small talk began. Some laughing while others sympathized. Most of the reactions I received were positive and everyone wanted to ask so many questions. Mrs. Montgomery quickly restored order to an unorderly group of six and seven-year-olds.
Everyone returned to their seats and I quickly found mine to go about the day’s events. Every five minutes or so, someone seated in the rows in front of me, had to turn around and glance in my direction to make sure their own eyes weren’t deceiving them. I didn’t see what the fuss was about even though it was the first day I had my glasses.
After hearing and learning what my husband went through I understand even more so now about the importance of scheduling my kids to see an optometrist. If you haven’t had an appointment for your children to see an eye care professional, and don’t know exactly where to start, fret not. To get some more information about the importance of eye exams and receive some general knowledge head over to ThinkAboutYourEyes.Com. Think About Your Eyes is a national public awareness campaign that promotes the benefits of eye health, urging people to get annual comprehensive eye exams. Experts say 5% to 10% of preschoolers and 25% of school-aged children have eye problems.
Think About Your Eyes is a national public awareness campaign that promotes the benefits of eye health, urging people to get annual comprehensive eye exams. Experts say 5% to 10% of preschoolers and 25% of school-aged children have eye problems.
Early identification of a child’s vision problems is crucial, if untreated, can cause permanent vision loss. And that is a scary thought for any parent to have only because we want the absolute best for our little ones. Scheduling a comprehensive eye exam before school starts in the fall allows for an optometrist to catch and correct any vision problems that may interfere with learning. Parents can’t wait for their children to say they aren’t seeing well as children don’t know what “normal” vision is.
Did you know that 24% of parents wait for their child to have symptoms before taking them to an eye doctor? Now is the time.If you need help finding a doctor HERE is an awesome resource you can use. I know my children have been checked, have yours? I’d love to hear more stories like my husbands if you have any you would like to share.