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The Importance of a Back to School Eye Exam

The Importance of a Back to School Eye ExamEyesight is a critical component for school work. If a child’s eyesight is impaired, he or she will have a much harder time in the classroom. New educational technology, such as the use of interactive whiteboards, can even exaggerate previously hidden vision problems. Without good vision and visual skills, students may suffer not just in the classroom, but also mentally, physically, socially and emotionally. Remember that the earlier a vision problem is identified and treated, the greater the chances for successful treatment.

School vision screening tests just check for near sightedness. No tests are done to determine if both eyes are working together or if they focus on near targets easily. Generally color vision, which is important to the use of color coded learning materials, is not tested during school screenings. During a yearly comprehensive eye exam our doctors evaluate the health of the eyes, vision for distance and near, color vision, near focus and eye muscle coordination.

Good vision and eye coordination is also essential for success in sports.With the advent of daily disposable contact lenses children can be fit at a very early age. Our doctors can evaluate your children on their yearly eye exam to see if they are ready for contacts.

We offer a wide variety of frame brands and styles, such as Nike, Dragon, Lucky Brand, Converse, Kate Spade, Kensie, and many more. We also offer a wide selection of styles and colors of protective prescription eyewear for sports.

Schedule your child’s eye exam now to beat the back-to-school rush!