Eye Health is Essential
No matter your age, eye health is an essential part of whole-body health. Kids are no exception. Their eyes go through plenty of growth and change in the first 6 years of life. Unfortunately, most kids don’t get the vision care they need.
Simple vision screenings, like the ones kids get at school, are not nearly enough to ensure the health of their eyes. These screenings generally assess your ability to read words on a page, but they can’t look at the internal structure of the eye and determine if there’s an underlying condition.
At The Bixby Eye Center, we take pride in caring for your entire family, from those who formed the roots to the newest members. Book an eye exam for your child today.
Before School or Sooner
Back-to-school season is busy. There are new pencils to buy, fresh notebooks to get, and hopefully, a comprehensive eye exam to book.
The American Optometric Association recommends kids have an annual eye exam starting before first grade all the way until they become adults. Before the classroom is even in sight, kids should already have an ocular baseline established with their optometrist.
Their first exam should take place between the ages of 6 months and 12 months, followed by another exam between the ages of 3 and 5.
Don’t let the school year start without ensuring your children are prepared—book them an eye exam today.
Why Does My Child Need an Eye Exam?
What does the path to success look like when they can’t see where it begins? If your child struggles to see, everything else can become more difficult. Athletics, academics, and even social skills present a challenge when vision isn’t clear.
Passing a simple screening test might provide a false sense of security about eye health, but vision is nothing to be complacent about. Comprehensive eye exams are for so much more.
Visual acuity is tested at a simple screening and describes your clarity and sharpness of vision. It is often what we think of when considering an eye exam. It’s important, but it is certainly not the only aspect of vision we need to think about.
Optometrists Can Help
If your child has a refractive error like myopia (nearsightedness), your optometrist can provide you with options for controlling it before it gets worse. When problems with hand-eye coordination or focusing occur, we can even recommend vision therapy. You won’t get this type of personalized advice with a simple screening.
Book your child’s eye care appointment today.
- 6807 N. Knoxville Ave.
- Peoria, IL 61614
- Phone: 309-692-0000
- Fax: 309-692-8082
- Monday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Tuesday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Wednesday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Thursday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Saturday: 8 AM – 12 PM*
- Sunday: Closed
*Once per month, call for details
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I look forward to coming to Bixby Eye Center. They are caring and thorough.
Dr. Jensen was very professional and thorough during my exam. He took time to explain what he was observing and addressed any concerns. The staff was very welcoming and easy to talk. Robin made the experience of selecting glasses enjoyable and helped me find a pair that were best for me. Great team there!
I have been consistently impressed by the team at Bixby. Having been a former patient of Dr. Lasken, I began seeing Dr. Jensen a few years ago. I have a complicated case of keratoconus, and Dr. Jensen and the team at Bixby have worked seamlessly with vision experts in Chicago, Iowa City, and Bloomington to ensure my needs are met. In a day and age where business often supersedes genuine performance, I am extremely grateful for this team’s willingness to continuously provide excellent/kind care & attention to my specific needs. Highly recommend if new to the area or seeking a change in optical providers.
Everyone is wonderful there!!!!
I felt heard by the technician and the physician, which goes a LONG WAY in healthcare!! Thank you for taking the time to listen to my concerns rather than making me feel rushed to get out.
I arrived early, yet, even so, I was not left waiting. Don is definitely the nicest and funniest ever. I actually had fun at an eye appointment.
I was two hours early, and was in the right place at the right time. I was able to be taken care of then. The thorough explanation of which add ons to the lenses was a huge help in my decisions, and it was just nice to feel important; not just an appointment. I asked questions I was scared to ask before, and my doctor was patient, thorough, and very helpful in my understanding of certain terms. It also gave me more confidence in my vision. I cam to find out after all these years since my injury as a kid, I still have 20/20 vision, and there isn’t a scar or the potential for symptoms of one in the future. If people I am talking to have insurance that Bixby takes, I’m making sure they at least check you guys out, because the service is just all around awesome! There is absolutely nothing to change. Everything was done professional. You know how the saying goes, :If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” From the moment I walked in to the moment I walked out, I went from being nervous and worried to smarter and confident about my vision health and concerns. Thank y’all so much; very happy I’m now a client!
The entire staff, from the lady at the reception desk to the person who helped me pick out new glasses was very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. My best visit ever!