It’s only a few weeks until the start of school. If you’re a parent of a school-age child, you’re probably deep in the thick of school prep! Buying new clothes, pencils, backpacks, and binders is all part of the back-to-school scramble. But, another item that should be a “must do” on the back-to-school checklist, is ensuring your child has an up-to-date child eye exam! A child eye exam plays an important part in your child’s success and will start your little student down the path to a successful school year!
There’s a common saying, “the eyes are the window to the soul!” Even though this phrase is only a saying, there is some truth to it! When looking at the eyes from a medical perspective, they can act as a window to overall body health. Problems and conditions that affect different parts of the body can manifest as vision and ocular health problems. Often these problems are only detected by an eye health examination. Cardiovascular disease is one such condition that sometimes manifests with ocular symptoms. Identifying heart health problems through an eye exam can be lifesaving. Learn more about the relationship between heart health and the eyes in our blog article this week!