In earlier comments on this blog I have discussed options that are available for children's vision care. This can range from eyeglasses to contact lenses to special therapeutic contact lenses that can actually control myopia by reshaping the cornea. The world of children's eyeglasses has expanded so much that kids now want to wear the latest frames even if they have a mild prescription. The attitude about wearing a vision correction has dramatically changed over the years. It is not uncommon for a parent to bring in a child for a vision wellness exam, and upon finding out that the child has normal vision and does not require eyeglasses the child will actually beg for glasses. This is because of how popular the wearing of glasses has become. This never used to happen years ago.
In addition to using eyeglasses to correct and treat many different vision conditions, often eye exercises can be beneficial for children. The exercises, when appropriate, can strengthen the extra-ocular muscles and make it easier for children to read in comfort for extended periods of time. Eye exercises can also be helpful for sports.
I recommend you use this time of the year to get your kids into their eye doctor for an eye exam and make sure they can visually do their best in the up and coming new school year. Both you and your child will be happy with the decision.