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Protect Your Child’s Vision

Premier EyecareIt’s that time of year again where we, as parents, start preparing for the upcoming school year. We want our children to be prepared and ready to learn. Many parents rely on school vision screenings to assess their children’s vision. Unfortunately, many vision disorders can go completely undetected with vision screenings alone. The American Optometric Association recommends that children have their first comprehensive eye exam at 3-5 years of age if no symptoms are reported. If your child expresses or shows symptoms such as blurred vision, eyestrain, or crossed eyes, then you should have them seen right away no matter the age.

Why is it important to have your child’s eyes examined by an eye care professional? The visual system is continually developing up to adolescence and into the teenage years. If your child has a vision disorder, he or she is not only going to experience difficulty in school, but may develop permanent vision loss or impairment. A condition called amblyopia, often referred to as “lazy eye,” usually occurs early in a child’s development. Proper diagnosis and treatment of a vision disorder is the key to ensuring your child’s vision will be the absolute best it can be, now and for the rest of his or her life.

If your child is found to need glasses, you want to provide them with the best technology has to offer. Cheap glasses will give you less than ideal results. Children are hard on their glasses, and a high-quality frame along with superior lens materials and treatments will provide your child with clear, crisp vision, which will allow their visual system to develop optimally. Poor lens materials may lead to distorted optics, producing eyestrain and visual blur.

Due to new technologies in computers and hand-held electronics, children are viewing digital images now more than ever before. Lenses without anti-reflective treatment will lead to glare,and reflections made worse by the lighted images of iPads, iPods, computer screens, and other electronic devices. It is crucial that we provide our children with the absolute best vision now, while their eyes are developing.

To make an appointment for your child, call Premier Eyecare at 865-966-0100.

Premier Eyecare
11121 Kingston Pike, Suite A
Knoxville, TN 37934

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