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Getting everyone ready to head back to school can be an exciting time of year. But your to-do list can fill up fast, and it’s challenging to get the kids’ clothing and supply shopping done before the first day of school arrives. And in all the hustle and bustle, it’s pretty easy to forget to schedule your child’s back-to-school comprehensive eye exam or get them fitted with new eyewear. Before you check the eye doctor off your list, consider these stats:
5-10% of preschoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems
60% of parents don’t feel an eye exam is an essential part of a child’s check-up schedule
Did you know that, when left untreated, some childhood vision problems can be mistakenly diagnosed as a learning disorder, or can eventually cause permanent eye health and vision problems? Additionally, with how quickly children grow, their eyes can change drastically from year to year, requiring regular eye exams to be sure their eyewear helps them see clearly.
Routine Eye Exams
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at six months of age. Additional exams should be scheduled for three years of age and before they begin kindergarten or first grade. If nothing else, pediatric eye exams should be scheduled at least every two years, especially if vision correction is needed.
Today, children’s eyewear is created with highly durable and shatter-resistant materials. Designer glasses that are both fashionable and functionable are also available. It’s easy to get kids excited about glasses, especially when frames can be fun colors and a great way to reflect their unique personality!
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1 ADDITIONAL FREE PAIR OF TRIALS WITH ANY CONTACT LENS FITTING!
Contact Lenses Can Fight Dry Eyes!
Did you know? Nearly five million Americans over the age of 50 suffer from Dry Eye Syndrome. If you are part of the number, you’re in luck! There are lens options available that are specifically designed to help keep your dry eyes moisturised and comfortable.
Silicone Hydrogel Lenses
If you want long-wear contacts, then these silicone hydrogel lenses are a great choice. Unlike regular soft lenses, silicone lenses allow up to five times more oxygen to pass through to the cornea. This increased permeability reduces the symptoms associated with dry eyes and makes for a more comfortable wear if you’re working long hours.
Daily Disposable Lenses
Sometimes the only way to combat dry eyes is to wear contacts you get to toss every night. This daily renewal is going to help your eyes simply because you’re not wearing out your contacts... or your eyes. While they seem a little pricier, the cost will be offset since you won’t be paying for eye care products anymore.
Don’t let your scratchy, red eyes keep you from enjoying the benefits of contact lenses! Stop by our office and our eye care professionals will help you find the best solution for your dry eyes.