BACK TO SCHOOL EYE CARE By Dr. Mark German, Optometrist at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals, Mequon and Saukville, Wisconsin
Because they are still growing, children’s vision changes quickly so needs to be monitored regularly to be sure they are seeing optimally. Sometimes kids are not the best judge of their vision, especially during the summer when distance vision is not as important as in the classroom. It is not uncommon for a child to come in not being able to see the big “E” on the eye chart but having no visual complaints.
If your children are in glasses or contact lenses, they need an eye examination each and every year. If they were found to have perfect vision in the past, then probably every two years is sufficient.
A complete eye examination of a child involves an evaluation of vision, a measurement for glasses if indicated, a color vision test, a test for depth perception, a thorough examination of eye movements and a dilated examination of the back of the eye.
Put us on your list for “Back to School” readiness so blurred vision doesn’t get your children off to a poor start this school year. Call to schedule their complete eye examinations today. After school hours available.
Dr. Mark German is an optometrist practicing at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals in Mequon and Saukville, Wisconsin. Visit their web site at www.LakeShoreVision.com or call 262-241-1919 for more information.