If you have recently discovered that your child needs new glasses, you may be tempted to wait until the new school year to get them. You may be thinking it is an unnecessary expense when school is letting out and summer is so close. After all, most children do not spend a lot of time in the summer studying. The truth is that there are many reasons to get your kids glasses before school lets out for the summer. The following are 3 reasons you may want to get them before school is out:
If your child’s eyesight is imperfect, they may be struggling with their schoolwork. The end of the year is often the time when many students have a larger work load. This is especially true for high school students who are cramming for finals. Without glasses your child might have trouble seeing important notes and references in the classroom, and may get frequent headaches from their eyes constantly adjusting. By getting them glasses before school is out, you can lessen their struggle with the end of year lessons and schoolwork.
Adjust to Their Glasses
There may also be an adjustment period for students who have never worn glasses before. By getting their new glasses before school is out, you will be giving them the time needed to adjust to them before a new school year begins. While the adjustment period for new glasses is usually under 48 hours, for a child getting used to glasses for the first time, it could be longer. This also allows your child to test the glasses in the situations they’ll use them in most and let you know if there are any problems.
You also want to consider getting their glasses before school lets out as there is the possibility it could take less time. Many parents often believe the best time to get their children into the eye doctor’s is at the start of the new school year. This could mean that it could take as long as a month or more for your child to be seen. The ease of getting an appointment could be lessened by doing it before school is actually out for the year.
Depending on your child’s age, he or she may be upset about needing glasses. Be sure to take them to a vision center like All About Eyes that have a good selection of frames that will help them feel comfortable. However, by getting their glasses before school lets out for the summer will give them time to adjust as well as lessen the struggle in school when the end of the year is often spent studying for test. For you, there is the additional ease of getting the appointment set up for them. Instead of waiting until the beginning of the school year, get your child’s glasses before school is out.