Many of you are checking things off of the back to school “to-do list” — but did you schedule an eye-exam? 27 First News Reporter Brittany Bissell talked with a local doctor.. She joins us live in studio with why you shouldn’t overlook getting your child’s eyes checked out before school starts.. Brittany? 80 percent of classroom education is taught visually – so it’s important to make sure children have their eyes checked before school starts back up. Some of the common signs that your child may be experiencing vision trouble: eye rubbing, headache after school, squinting to see, or they aren’t able to keep up with their classmates. Recent studies show – 25 to 30 percent of school age children have vision problems. I spoke with a local eye doctor who says – don’t just rely on a screening, it doesn’t always detect everything. dr. bloomberg – “THEY HAVE A SCREENING PROCESS IN SCHOOLS, OR AT THEIR PEDIATRICIANS, OR AT THEIR FAMILY PRACTICE OFFICE.. WHICH IS GOOD THAT THEY GET SCREENED BUT FREQUENTLY THE SCREENING DOES NOT DETECT THE VISION PROBLEMS THAT GO FOR A COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAM FOR BY EITHER AN OPTOMETRIST OR AN OTHOMOLOGIST. ” Doctors say kids should start getting eye exams around three year olds – but they CAN get them before that. Dr. Bloomberg says – it’s also important for kids to wear protective eyewear or daily disposable contact lenses if they are participating in sports – or recreational actitvies.. Live in studio – Brittany Bissell – 27 First News This Morning.