Healthy eyes will help while in school

There's a popular expression that says the eyes are the windows to our soul.

Dr. Paul Tracy an OD with the Quincy Medical Group, says they also say a lot about our health.

"I can't tell you how many times just a routine eye exam, I've seen things in people's eyes that made me refer them off to get their blood sugar tested and go see their primary care physician," Dr. Tracy said.

Healthy eyes are important especially for school.

"Over 80 percent of what they learn, what they take in the classroom is visually based and so if you can think about it if you send you kid to school without good vision you're automatically putting them behind the curve of everybody else in the classroom," Dr. Tracy said.

Dr. Tracy says everyone should have their eyes checked once a year.

And he means everyone, including babies

"As long as we can open their eyes we can figure out within certain degree of accuracy if they are nearsighted, farsighted, if they have astigmatism or if they are at the risk of developing a lazy eye," Dr. Tracy said.

Corrected vision is important, not only will it help you in school but also your overall health.