It’s that time of year again! Time to schedule your back to school comprehensive eye exams.
It is so important that children get a comprehensive eye exam before they start the school year, as typical vision screenings you may be familiar with (done at school or during physicals) often miss more than they find.
From the AOA:
“Current vision screening methods cannot be relied on to effectively identify individuals who need vision care. In some cases, vision screening may actually inhibit the early diagnosis of vision problems. Screenings can create a false sense of security for those individuals who “pass” the screening but who actually have a vision problem. These people are then less likely to receive treatment for their vision problem-and it could become worse.
Undetected and untreated vision problems can interfere with a child’s ability to learn in school and participate in sports. They can also affect an adult’s ability to do their job or to drive safely. The earlier a vision problem is diagnosed and treated, the less it will impact an individual’s quality of life.”
So in these final weeks of summer break, make an appointment for the kids (and yourself!) for a comprehensive eye exam at one of our two Northern Virginia locations, eye2eye Hilltop and eye2eye Del Ray.
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