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HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN EYE EXAM

While you should be visiting us regularly, some tend to put it off until there’s a problem – who doesn’t procrastinate? Whether you’re coming in to have something checked, or just for the first time in a long time, it’s easy to be prepared. Thinking about and bringing certain things to your appointment can help ensure you are getting the most out of your visit.

Ask:

Here are a few things you can ask yourself in order to assess your vision situation prior to visiting us.

  • Do I have trouble judging distance?
  • Do I have a family history of eye problems?
  • Have I noticed any changes in my vision?
  • Do I have trouble distinguishing between certain colors?
  • Do I have poor night vision?

In the time leading up to your appointment, start observing how you see things around you.

Bring:

The below items will help us assess your current situation.

  • Current glasses or prescriptions
  • A list of medications (even non-prescription medications could affect your vision)
  • Insurance information
  • Your primary care doctor
  • A friend to drive you home (just in case your doctor needs to dilate your eyes) everyone loves this!

Insurance:

Review your insurance before coming to your appointment so you’re aware of any copays due at the time of your visit. If you have questions about your insurance, write them down and bring them to us. We have a proprietary computer billing system that is optimized for thousands of insurance plans, and it is operated by highly-skilled, billing professionals. Did we mention how friendly they are?

No insurance? Don’t worry. Our Vision Advantage Program is a savings program available through your employer or member groups like credit unions. You may have access to these savings benefits already.

So, whether it’s time for your first eye exam, you’ve noticed something different about your vision, or you’re just following up after a long time away, contact us today to make an appointment and start preparing your visit!

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MAKE VISION PART OF YOUR BACK-TO-SCHOOL ROUTINE

As back-to-school time approaches, some kids might be excited about going back, and some kids may be dreading it. For most parents, we are experiencing relief in getting back to a structured schedule.

If your kid seems to be even more upset about school this year, there might be more to their hesitation than a simple dislike of school.

1 in 4 kids have an undetected vision problem, and when kids have a hard time seeing, their frustration will come out in a number of ways. Often, if kids can’t see the front of the classroom or the book in front of them, they’ll misbehave out of frustration. And vision problems can lead to more than trouble-making. 80% of the learning a child does is through their eyes, and when they have a hard time focusing or retaining information, their vision could be to blame.

As your kids prepare to head back to school, make sure their vision is clear. While they’re home, watch for signs of vision issues such as:

  • Squinting when watching TV
  • Not being able to see 3D content
  • Headaches when reading
  • Clumsiness in sports

Learning will be even more difficult if the eyes aren’t providing a clear, focused image their developing brain and early vision problems can have long-lasting effects.

According to the Vision Council of America, regular screenings by an eye doctor are the best way to ensure healthy vision and school success.

Are your kids ready for reading, sports, and screens? Include vision screenings in your back-to-school shopping by taking advantage of our Back-To-School Special. Now through the end of October, complete eye exams for kids 4 to 18 are only $19. And, if glasses become part of the plan, we have a special on a lens and frame package during the length of the special.

Make sure your kids can see their future clearly, call or stop in today for a $19 eye exam!