Vision tests to verify your prescription for eyeglasses and contact lenses
School is in full swing and students everywhere are getting used to spending time at thier desks. By now, they’ve used much of the supplies you’ve purchased – pens, notebooks, backpacks – on the classic back-to-school list. However, if your child can’t see the classroom board, no writing utensil in the world will help him or her take notes! That’s how a thorough eye exam at our Overland, Missouri, eye care center can help.
Eye exams test for vision changes
Whether your child showed 20/20 vision at last year’s eye exam or already wears eyeglasses or contact lenses, prescriptions can change rapidly – especially in kids who are growing and developing. Many children need to change their eyeglasses or contact lenses to a stronger prescription every year. Starting a new school year is the perfect time to confirm that students have sharp vision, which is necessary for reading, writing, playing sports, socializing, and all other school activities.
If your child does need a new pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses, we have a full optical collection to choose from, and our optician will direct you towards the best frames for your child’s face, style, and visual needs.
Vision problems can cause behavioral problems
Kids with undetected and untreated vision conditions, such as trouble with eye teaming and focusing, are often misdiagnosed as having a behavioral issue. Think about it – if you can’t see clearly, then you can’t perform well or pay attention to what’s going on. That leads to boredom and frustration, which can lead directly to a behavioral problem – such as fidgeting in the classroom and disturbing others.
Another common vision problem that affects kids can be blamed on blue light from all the computers and digital gadgets kids use at school and at home. Blue light can cause eye fatigue, which makes it even harder for kids to maintain focus at school. Our Overland, Missouri, optician can recommend various lens treatments and filters to block blue light from reaching your child’s eyes.
Don’t wait for kids to complain
It’s typical for children not to notice or mention a problem with their vision. Even if they can’t see the board clearly or find that letters jump around the page they are trying to read, many kids just get used to what they see – and they assume everyone else is seeing the same thing. Only a detailed eye exam will pick up on many vision conditions.
Eyeglasses & contact lenses for kids
It used to be that children would wait impatiently for the day they could switch to contact lenses, because they were self-conscious about their appearance in eyeglasses. Those days are long gone! A lot of contemporary kids actually love wearing glasses, and they choose the pair that makes the best fashion accessory for their personal style. We feature designer eyeglass frames in every fun shape, size, and color of the rainbow in our optical collection at Overland Optical Family Eye Care. And of course, if your kid prefers going natural with contact lenses – we also have a full inventory of premium brands in our Overland, Missouri, vision care center.
At Overland Optical Family Eye Care, we put your family's needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 314-254-2211 or book an appointment online to see one of our Overland eye doctors.
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