Columbus Blue Ribbon School and Seeing the Board

Posted by: West Georgia Eye Care Center in Frontpage Article, Uncategorized on October 12, 2018

Blue Ribbon Schools –

Britt David Magnet Academy in Columbus Georgia has been recognized, as one of 349 schools in the United States honored, with the prestigious 2018 National Blue Ribbon School Award! The school has been recognized as an “Exemplary High Performing School”.

U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, congratulated the school in a video message:

“I’m pleased to celebrate with you as your school is named a National Blue Ribbon School. We recognize and honor your important work in preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives.  Congratulations on your students’ accomplishments and for your extraordinary commitment to meeting their unique needs.”

Blue Ribbon Vision –

West Georgia Eye Care Center congratulates Britt David Magnet Academy! We are honored to serve our student patients with eye care that is essential for school success.  The most common school related vision complaint is difficulty seeing the board.  Distance vision problems are most commonly caused by a refractive error (myopia or nearsightedness).  This common complaint can be easily corrected with glasses.  Another complaint, difficulty seeing the letters on a page in a book, may be a different type of refractive error (hyperopia or farsightedness).  This is also correctible with glasses.

An article in The Journal of Ophthalmology estimates that 75 – 90% of all learning in the classroom comes either partially or wholly via the visual pathway. Considering this statistic, it is easy to understand how vision problems can affect school performance.  If your child complains of not being able to see well in school, an eye exam can determine if glasses are needed… not only for better vision, but for better school success!