Back to School Deals
From July 15 to September 30, get any one of the following:
- 2 for 1 eyeglasses or sunglasses for children 26 and under!
- New contact lens fitting for sphere or toric contact lenses at 20% off usual and customary fitting fees! (excludes contact lens materials cost).
It’s That Time!
We get it. With all that has to be done before school starts, who can think of getting an eye exam!
But if you think about it, none of those supplies make a difference if your child has an undetected vision problem.
Why Back-To-School Eye Exams Matter
Its hard to imagine, but only 50 percent of children under the age of 12 have been taken to an eye doctor by their parents. The fact is that children don’t know if they have a vision problem. And if they don’t know it, they can’t tell their parents they need help! Good vision provides the best possible vision, sport, and school performance possible.
Eye Exams VS. Screenings
Why do doctors recommend eye exams instead of screenings for children? A screening tests only for visual acuity, while comprehensive exams provided by an eye doctor will test for visual acuity of course, but much more! A doctor evaluates depth, color, near and far vision, as well as evaluates eye health, eye teaming, focusing speed and strength, and much more! That means that a child may pass a vision screening because they are able to see at distance (such as across the room to a chalk-board on the wall), but a near muscle balance problem will have gone undetected. When nothing else is available screenings are crucial. When care is available, an exam is far more valuable to you and your child than a screening!