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.
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- Peoria, IL 61614
- Phone: 309-692-0000
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Thank you for helping me select my first pair of glasses! I thought I would have to search the shelves by myself, but Robin and Don were so kind and helpful. I felt like they really had my best interest in mind.”
All the staff is great!
Tricia helped me with my appointment, and she was very friendly and helpful with figuring out my insurance and ordering contacts.
I’ve been seeing Dr. Kern for several years, and he is wonderful. I think I have a complicated prescription, and he seems to totally understand how to examine and treat me. I also saw Don to help me choose frames. He is one of the best opticians I’ve encountered. I’ve been wearing glasses for 63 years, so I’ve been to a lot of opticians!
I wouldn’t change a thing!