What your kids eat affects how they learn. For the first 12 years of life, about 80 percent of what children learn is presented to them visually. And as children learn, their brains grow. Food is one of many factors that affect how children develop healthy minds.
WebMD identifies 10 important brain foods: View full article »
You may have noticed you vision worsening when you were in school. Good vision health is important for children of all ages. During the first 12 years of their lives, 80 percent of what children learn is through their eyes.
Children need good vision to have a better chance to learn. The American Optometric Association (AOA) estimates that 25 percent of school-age children have a vision problem that may affect their learning and behavior. Children who can’t see a whiteboard, or have trouble seeing things right in front of them, might withdraw and not participate in class. And they miss out on the opportunity to learn and grow. View full article »
Did you know that children need good vision for proper physical development, academic success and overall well-being? That’s why it is important for children to have their eyes examined regularly to detect vision problems at an early age.
The American Optometric Association (AOA) reports that at least 5 percent to 10 percent of preschoolers and 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems. These problems create complications when for the eyes try to send accurate and clear messages to the brain. If not detected early, some vision problems may be difficult to correct.
Eye exams help to ensure children develop these important vision skills: View full article »
Recognizing National Children’s Dental Health Month
Many parents wonder whether is it important to take care of your child’s first teeth, since they will fall out in early childhood. The answer is a resounding, “Yes!” Healthy adult teeth begin with healthy teeth during childhood. That’s why starting infants off with good oral health can help protect their teeth for decades to come. View full article »
Years ago, scientists discovered that when people are blind, their brain and other senses adapt and compensate for the lost vision. Recently researchers revealed that congenitally blind people also have enhanced skills in processing numerical information. Now research and education professionals are analyzing this information to develop new methods for teaching math to sighted young children. View full article »