Have you been considering skipping your annual visit with your optometrist? Although online vision tests may be convenient, they have several crucial limitations.View Article
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Consider these alarming facts:
Don't rely on your child to tell you that they have a vision problem. The best way to protect a child's vision is through professional eye examinations beginning at 6 months of age, at 2-3 years, before entering school (5-6 years) and every two years throughout the school years.
It is important to understand that a Vision Screening at school or your pediatrician's office should not replace a thorough Eye and Vision Examination by your optometrist. Vision screenings are a limited process, only testing one or two areas of vision. Vision is a much more complex process. A screening usually does not evaluate a child's focusing ability and generally do not test for color deficiencies. Some studies have shown that Vision Screenings may miss up to 60% of children with vision problems!
With today's technologies, a child does not have to know the alphabet or read to have his or her eyes examined. Our office will patiently work with your child to make the experience comfortable and fun. Our exams are typically kept to 30-45 minutes in length to avoid the "meltdown" that may occur if they were any longer. We work with you and your child to make a visit to the optometrist's office one doctor visit they look forward to doing! Everything from our lobby to our exam room, and yes, even our "tickle drops" are designed with your child in mind. Call us at (763) 241-1090 or schedule an appointment today online.