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Back-to-School Eye Exams: What You Need to Know

As we approach the upcoming school year during this incredibly unprecedented time, many parents are concerned with all the new changes at hand. One thing that hasn't changed is your child's visual needs.

The CDC states, “Approximately 6.8% of children younger than 18 years in the United States have a diagnosed eye and vision condition. Nearly 3% of children younger than 18 years are blind or visually impaired, defined as having trouble seeing even when wearing glasses or contact lenses.”

Whether schools are fully in session this fall, have adopted a hybrid plan, or children are learning remotely; checking and protecting your child's eyes have become paramount as the technology needed to teach students is now exposing them to more eye strain than ever. The first step to protecting your child's vision is for them to have a complete eye exam. An eye exam will determine what visual corrections your child requires and how we can help them get the most out their vision.

Ensuring that your child's visual needs are met will encourage their eagerness to learn, allow them to be more focused and better able to complete their schoolwork.

If your child requires glasses, adding an anti-reflective coating to their lenses will ensure they have the best possible vision. Anti-reflective coating helps by reducing reflective glare, digital eye strain and by reducing blue light that surround our virtual world. This style of coating can truly make a difference while doing homework, working on the computer or iPad, and in any low light situation.

Our optical shop carries a wide variety of stylish children's frames at all price points. Make an appointment to see our entire selection and learn about all the different options we provide to help your child excel this school year.

Schedule eye appointments for your whole family today by calling us at 585-244-0332 or filling out our form online.

The American Optometric Association has provided a great resource page to reference if you are unsure if an exam is right for your child.

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