Healthy Eyes Crucial for Success in School

(Undated) -- With the new school year getting into gear, parents across the state are being reminded that the eye health of their children is critical to their educational success. Dr. Paul Stauder is an optometrist who is president-elect of the Illinois Optometric Association. He says this is the time of year to get students in for eye exams, because some children may not realize there is a problem even though they are experiencing some of the symptoms such as headaches. Stauder says other signs that a child may have eye or vision problems include, frequent eye rubbing or blinking, and the avoidance of reading and other close activities.