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Posted on 09-20-2017

Importance of Back to School Eye Exams in Longmont, CO

Fall means football, school supplies, and…eye exams in Longmont, CO. The new school year is the perfect time to bring your child into Longmont Vision Center for an annual eye exam. Our eye doctor will make sure your child can see clearly and is free of eye problems prior to the first day of school. Find out more about why an eye exam is so important for young students.

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Why Should I Get an Eye Exam for My Child When School Starts?

If your child is having trouble seeing clearly or processing visual information, this will have a devastating effect on their ability to learn. They will be unable to read, view a whiteboard, process information, or communicate clearly. In fact, often when a child is diagnosed as having a learning disability like ADD there is a chance this is actually a vision issue. We can help prevent that misdiagnosis, and loss of learning, by checking your child’s vision in Longmont, CO.

What Happens during a Child’s Eye Exam with Eye Doctors in Longmont?

When you bring your child in for an eye exam we provide the same sort of eye exam as for adults. However, we understand that children have limited attention spans and a capacity for allowing an eye doctor to look at their eyes. Therefore, we provide a Seeing Eye chart with symbols rather than letters. We also streamline the time it takes to conduct the eye exam and vision testing to make it easier on the child. At the same time, we do not do is take shortcuts. Your child will receive a comprehensive eye exam to test for vision issues and eye disorders. 

How Often Should My Child Get an Eye Exam?

We recommend starting annual eye exams for children when they begin kindergarten. By getting their vision and eye care checked every year when school starts; it will become a routine experience. This way the child is less likely to have anxiety when going to the eye doctor for subsequent exams or in the case of vision correction or eye condition treatments. If your child has vision correction needs or an eye condition or disease, we may recommend more frequent visits until the condition is remedied. 

Meet Our Optometrists at Longmont Vision Center Today!

Longmont Vision Center offers comprehensive eye exams for children under the leadership of our optometrists Drs. Trudell and Cottrell. If your child has vision correction needs or requires safety glasses for sports, we also offer these services in our office. Our treatment area includes Longmont, Lyons, Niwot, Firestone, and Hygiene, CO. Contact us today at 720-410-9056 to schedule your child’s back to school eye exam and eye care services. If you do not have vision insurance, we are currently offering 20 percent off of your eye exam.

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