Summer has finally arrived! The children are out of school. We’re spending our time outdoors at picnics, swimming, boating, camping, biking, playing baseball and taking long walks. During the summer we can plan vacations with the family to either view local sites or far-away places. We look forward to July 4th celebrations and fireworks displays.
Shortly after we celebrate the birth of the United States, however, the department stores remind us that summer will end soon and ‘back to school’ sales become the topic of conversation. The list of school supplies for each school and grade gets printed and parents flock to the stores to purchase them before the supplies run out.
Missing from this to-do list is the annual eye exam. Since children continually grow, a yearly eye exam is recommended. Glasses prescriptions change as fast as outgrowing last year’s school clothes. If you are considering contact lenses for your child, summer is a good time for them to learn insertion and removal of the lenses since they are under no pressure to get to school on time.
College bound students tend to have a shortened summer as they head off to school by mid August. Have they updated their prescriptions? For contact lens wearers, are their backup glasses up- to-date? We hope back to school sales should get parents thinking about back to school eye exams. Call us now to schedule those important appointments. Be sure your children are primed for success with clear vision at the start the new school year.
Dr. Mark German is an optometrist at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals with offices in Mequon and Saukville, Wisconsin. He welcomes patients of all ages into his practice and accepts most insurance plans. Call 262-241-1919 or visit www.LakeShoreVision.com for appointments or more eye care information.