Help Your Child Visualize Success in the Classroom with an Annual Eye...

Help Your Child Visualize Success in the Classroom with an Annual Eye Exam

An often overlooked comprehensive annual eye exam could be a factor impacting the quality of learning among children and teens


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Pinellas Park, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–August 27, 2007–Back-to-school time is characterized by the preparations and purchases parents make to get their children ready for the beginning of the school year and by the excitement displayed by youth in anticipation of the start of classes. But that excitement can quickly fade when difficulties seeing the board begin to impact learning. Transitions Optical, Inc., aware of the fact that visual learning accounts for 80 percent of the learning process during the first 12 years of life, encourages parents to take children to their area eyecare professional for a comprehensive eye exam.

“With a proper diagnosis of vision problems, parents together with their eyecare professionals can make an informed decision about the type of lenses their children need, thus improving their capacity to learn, increasing their self confidence and helping them to achieve success in the classroom,” said Dr. Madeline Romeu, O.D., F.A.A.O., and advisor to school nurses and PTA boards.

“An annual eye exam is the ideal time for parents and students to learn about proper eye care and to have a honest conversation with their eyecare professional about all of their concerns, including protection against the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays,” said Martha Rivera, Hispanic marketing manager for Transitions Optical.

“I advise my patients to consider the fact that children spend a great deal of time outdoors; therefore, they must be aware of the cumulative effect that exposure has on the eyes. This exposure has been linked to the development of cataracts and early macular degeneration. That is why I strongly recommend photochromic lenses, like Transitions(R) lenses, which automatically change from clear to dark in the presence of UV radiation. Transitions lenses block 100 percent of harmful UVA/UVB radiation to help promote lifelong healthy sight,” added Dr. Romeu.

Prepare your child for his or her eye exam

Most people, particularly children, are more apprehensive of the unknown so helping them to understand what to expect is key, according to Dr. Romeu.

— Reassure your child that you will be there with him or her throughout the exam

— Make sure your child understands that the exam is to help him or her to be able to see clearly and to protect their vision now and in the future

— Respect the wishes of an older child who might not want you to be present during the procedure. Privacy is important to adolescents and should be protected.

For more information on eye health and maintaining lifelong healthy sight for the entire family, visit http://www.eyedidntknowthat.com .

About Transitions

Based in Pinellas Park, Florida, Transitions Optical, Inc., is the manufacturer of Transitions(R) lenses, the #1-recommended photochromic lenses worldwide. Transitions Optical has developed the world’s most advanced photochromic lens technology. Transitions lenses are available in the widest selection of lens designs, materials, and products.

Transitions lenses are the ideal choice for your everyday eyewear, because they are as good as a clear lens but better! They enhance visual quality, visual comfort, and provide convenient protection from the harmful effects of UV radiation and glare. They adjust automatically to changing light conditions—going from clear indoors to as dark as sunglasses in bright, glaring sunlight.

Transitions Optical owns and operates plants in the US (Pinellas Park), Ireland (Tuam), Brazil (Sumaré), Australia (Adelaide), Philippines (Laguna) and Thailand (Chonburi). Its sales offices are located in the US, Canada and other nations.

For more information about the company and about Transitions lenses visit http://transitions.com or contact a Transitions Optical Customer Service Representative at 1.800.848.1506 (US) or 877.254.2590 (Canada).

Help Your Child Visualize Success in the Classroom with an Annual Eye Exam