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July 31 , 2017 /

Is a comprehensive eye exam part of your child’s back to school routine?

Changes in vision are a natural part of your child’s varying stages of development. However, children often don’t realize that their vision is causing them trouble, simply because they haven’t experienced the clarity of what “normal” eyesight should look like. That’s why comprehensive eye exams are key to monitoring children’s vision development and should be used as a tool to ensure that your child is best prepared for a successful school year. If your child is has previously had trouble in the classroom or keeping up with other students, this could be a sign of vision deficiency. Schedule an eye exam to determine if poor eyesight could be impacting their school performance.

Just as you would schedule your child’s annual physical, it is also important to schedule an eye exam each year to have an accurate depiction of your child’s overall eye health. A comprehensive eye exam is more than just a vision screening, and is a vital component of a health and wellness regimen. Vision screenings are typically available through schools, however, they are not as intuitive and in-depth as a comprehensive eye exam, and they will likely not catch more subtle forms of vision loss or other health problems that an ophthalmologist or optometrist would be able to diagnose with an eye exam. Beyond the common problems of near or farsightedness, many diseases and concerns, such as diabetes, amblyopia, refractive errors, color blindness, retinal tears and ocular surface diseases, can be detected during a comprehensive eye exam.

Ensure your child’s first day back to school goes smoothly by scheduling an eye exam so that they can simply focus on doing their best this school year. Elmquist Eye Group offers a full optometric boutique with a wide range of children’s eyeglass options spanning from elementary to college age ranges. Choose from a wide selection of children’s frames at Elmquist Eye Group, with brands including Ray-Ban, Coach, Nike, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana and more, so that your kids will head back to school in style. Frames start at $90, and polycarbonate lenses with Crizal Kids No-Glare start at $102. Eye exams begin at $157, and most insurance plans are accepted. Contact Elmquist Eye Group to learn more and schedule an appointment.

If you have concerns about your vision, it is important to speak to a doctor to discuss treatment options. Dr. E. Trevor Elmquist, Dr. Kate Wagner, Dr. Nina Burt and Dr. Sarah Eccles-Brown of Elmquist Eye Group are available to answer your questions. With 25 years of service to the Southwest Florida community, Elmquist Eye Group offers experienced doctors that are dedicated to patient care. For more information, visit www.Elmquist.com, call 239-936-2020 or stop by an Optical Boutique location in Fort Myers or Cape Coral.

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