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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.

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The month of August is Eye Exam Awareness Month. There is  no better way to make sure that your kids have a great year than making sure that they can see. Catching eye issues and catching them early is imperative to your child’s success in school and even life, because some issues, if not caught early enough could cause permanent eye issues. Vision problems in school, especially early education will hinder the learning process and sometimes are the result of attention and behavior problems (trust me, I’ve been there).

Over the years of being parent, some things I have learned the hard way. My oldest son (who is 11 years older than the youngest) got is first pair of glasses and lost them almost immediately. Me being stubborn refused to buy him another pair, his dad also refused, it has been a downhill battle every since, because he couldn’t see.

Think About Your Eyes is a national campaign that encourages people to get annual eye exams and promotes the benefits of eye Exams. This year for Eye Exam Awareness Month set your kids up for a healthy future, by getting them an eye exam. Even if you take your kids this year and they don’t need glasses, it is still important for you to take them every year for an exam. I didn’t need glasses until 6th grade but went yearly for an exam.

Eye Exam Awareness Month

My 6-year-old started the 2015/2016 school year as a kindergartener last year. They went to Christmas break and she started in on first-grade work. She ended the school year as a kindergartener going into the second grade! To continue on this success path, I want to make sure that her eyes are as good as they were last school year. So we will be taking a visit to the Eye Doctor a couple of days before school starts. Making sure they get into the eye doctor before school starts, allows them to catch and correct any problems that may cause issue with learning. Eye Exam Awareness Month

Lots of parents are waiting on their child to say that they are having problems seeing, and reality is, you just can’t wait for them to tell you.

For more info on the Think About Your Eyes Campaign you can find their website here, and also check out the fact sheet below.

 

Think About Your Eyes.

She doesn’t display any signs of needing glasses, but because her father and I both need glasses, I just want to be safe and take the precautionary measures to know for sure. The success of her future depends on it.

 

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Eileen xo

Sunday 21st of August 2016

Times have changed. My youngest now wears reading glasses...I believe it is allthe electronics..everyone should have their eyes checked...especially the children

mhaan.a-ds

Friday 19th of August 2016

I started wearing eyeglasses 10 years ago and my grade is getting higher every year. Sometimes, I am thinking to try lasik surgery to bring back my 20-20 vision. And now that I have a child, I won't let that happen to him. I will make sure his eyesight is checked regularly.

LifeAsAConvert

Thursday 18th of August 2016

Unfortunately all of my children have eye problems. One has a coloboma amongst other eye problems and he is seen more frequently, but it is time for my others to be seen. This reminds me I need to set their appointments.

Alfonzowords

Wednesday 17th of August 2016

Se manifique!! i love the message behind this and mad respect to you for raising awareness for this, I can definitely relate to this

Kathy Kenny Ngo

Wednesday 17th of August 2016

Yes this would be great for kids. Well its great when we see better.

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