It’s no secret that the pandemic has had a profound impact on all of us, and that includes our children. One area affected is vision, with an increase in myopia (nearsighted) reported in kids.
There are several reasons why this may be the case, including increased screen time as kids are learning remotely, and less time spent outdoors. Whatever the reason, it’s important to be aware of the potential impact on your child’s vision and to take steps to protect their eyesight.
Pandemic Lead To Myopia Epidemic
The most common ocular disorder in the world, myopia is a leading cause of visual impairment among children. The incidence rate for this condition has been growing rapidly over recent years and has skyrocketed due to the pandemic. The reasons are kids’ increased screen time and less time spent outdoors, due to having to quarantine. This gave schools no choice but to teach online. Learning all day on screens can lead to eye strain and other visual problems.
How poor vision affects learning
Did you know 1 in 4 children need vision correcting? If a child can’t see how can they have the ability to learn?! Having poor vision affects a child’s focus and can cause delayed development in reading and writing. This can also have an impact on a child’s physical activities due to not having good hand-eye coordination when playing sports.
Not only can vision affect learning, but it can play a role in a child’s confidence. Studies show that confidence in a child’s academic ability yields success. Without having the optimal vision to see the board, read, and write, it will hinder their learning affecting their grades. They will feel inadequate compared to their classmates and will struggle to reach their full potential.
How Optical Academy Provides A Solution
Here at Optical Academy, we are the nation’s leading mobile eye care provider. We bring vision screenings, myopia management, eye exams, and glasses right to your school! Our program allows us to see thousands of students a day to help them see a beautiful day every day!
How Our School Program Works
After booking an event, we bring our equipment and set it up in the school cafeteria, auditorium, or designated space. Our team will take care of insurance verification, and logistics accordingly before coming onsite. Once we set up our equipment, we will then provide eye care to the entire school ALL IN ONE DAY!
Benefits Of Our Program
Improvement In Students’ Performance
There are many benefits when it comes to our school program! Of course, the main benefit is improvement in students’ performance. Quality of vision can have a significant impact on the quality and ease with which they learn.
No Cost Setup
You can book an onsite eyecare event at no cost to your school for a fun day of eye exams & eyewear!
Not only students but staff can utilize their insurance during the onsite event. We are in-network with most insurance plans. They are also able to take advantage of our membership prices!
Parents no longer have to struggle to find availability to bring their children to an eye doctor’s office. Students are seen at their school!