While you are planning for the 2023-2024 school year, don’t forget to add a child’s eye appointment to your Duluth and Hermantown School Supplies checklist. Before the first bell rings, it’s important to get your students ready for smart boards and worksheets with an eye exam. Call 218-720-3553 to schedule an eye appointment or fill out the form.
Kids and Eye Exams
Vision can impact a child’s ability to learn as more than 70% of what they learn at school is visual. Developmentally, children reach 20/20 by the time they are 3-5 years old. School vision screenings miss up to 75% of children with vision problems. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 40% of kids in the U.S. have nearsightedness compared to just 20% three decades ago. If your student hasn’t seen a doctor of ophthalmology, it’s time to schedule an appointment.
If your student is having trouble in class or the teacher is expressing concerns, it may be that your child can’t see and is experiencing frustration and acting out. Here are common concerns to consider:
- Not paying attention or fidgeting and unable to sit still
- Organization, comprehension, or reading difficulties
- Losing interest in school and activities previously enjoyed
- Poor spelling
- Frequently squinting
- Red, irritated eyes, or rubbing the eyes
- Moving closer to the smartboard or wanting to sit up front
If your student is experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule an eye appointment for your kid.
Hermantown Students School Supplies List
- Hermantown Elementary 2023-2024 School Supply List
- Hermantown Middle School Supply Lists 5th – 8th Grade
- Hermantown High School Supply List: No supply list. Any specific items to a class will be relayed to students on the first day of classes. Typical supplies needed are notebooks, pens, pencils, folders, etc.
Proctor Students School Supplies List
Duluth Area Students School Supplies List
- Chester Creek School – No supply list posted.
- Congdon Park Elementary
- DECS North Star Academy
- Denfeld High School – No supply list posted.
- Duluth East High School – No supply list posted.
- Edison Schools Northstar and Raleigh
- Harbor City Intl School – No supply list posted.
- Holy Rosary School
- Homecroft Elementary
- Lakeview Christian Academy
- Lakewood Elementary School
- Laura MacArthur Elementary School
- Lester Park Elementary School
- Lincoln Park Middle School
- Lowell Elementary School
- Marshall School
- Montessori School Of Duluth – No supply list posted.
- Myers-Wilkins Elementary School
- North Shore Community School
- Ordean East Middle School
- Piedmont Elementary School
- Pike Lake Elementary School
- St James School – No supply list posted.
- St Johns School – No supply list posted.
- St Michael’s Lakeside School – No supply list posted.
- Stone Ridge Christian School – No supply list posted.
- Stowe Elementary – No supply list posted.
- Summit School Duluth – No supply list posted.
Don’t forget to schedule a kid’s eye appointment!