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Posted on 10-01-2018

Back to School Vision Care From Your Greenville Optometrist

Even if you don't need prescription eye glasses, an annual eye exam is always a must. Kids of any age, but especially the youngest ones, are avid learners and cannot do their best without excellent eyesight. Sharp eyesight helps children become more interested in and involved with learning and helps them to get the most out of their school experience in general.

Young boy wearing glasses

Beyond academics, proper eye care also helps kids see well on the sports field so they can pursue their passions safely, get proper exercise and enjoy learning about teamwork. Our Greenville eye doctors, along with all optometrists in the nation, recommend an annual eye exam for everyone--and back-to-school time is a natural occasion for an eye exam reminder. 

Back to School Vision Screenings and Eye Testing

School children (and even many adults) are often unaware they have a vision problem early on—that’s why an annual exam is necessary for everyone. An annual eye examination helps your optometrist to catch any eye health or vision problems early. This is when vision problems are easiest to treat and treatments are most successful. Your optometrist is there to make sure you always have the best possible vision.

If your child receives a vision screening at school, that cannot replace a visit to our optometrist in Greenville. Our eye examinations are comprehensive and involve more than traditional eye chart (or visual acuity) testing. Our eye doctors check for all kinds of eye health and vision problems. We conduct tests for depth perception, color blindness, and eye tracking (ocular motility or the ability to follow an object with the eyes), eye alignment (teaming) and more.  

Annual vision exams often discover the following issues:

  • Nearsightedness (myopia)
  • Farsightedness (hyperopia)
  • Astigmatism
  • Strabismus (misaligned eyes)
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • And more

Signs of Poor Vision in Children

If you notice these symptoms, your child may have undiagnosed vision problems and may need vision correction:

  • Problems with reading 
  • Trouble finishing homework or working very slowly
  • Difficulty concentrating on up-close tasks or reading  
  • Rubbing the eyes often
  • Squinting
  • Blinking frequently
  • Headaches
  • Habit of covering one eye

Get the Computer Eyewear You Need at Your local Greenville Optometrists

Children, millennials and everyone who uses a digital device, computer, tablet or smartphone may benefit from our selection of EyeZen lens options. These lenses are specially made to block blue light from your devices and help reduce eyestrain. Our eye doctors also offer other specialized lenses, including prescription sunglasses. We may also recommend special frames for children involved in sports activities, like prescription swim goggles. Contact lenses are also an option for many people.

Make a Back-to-School Eye Exam Appointment with Our Eye Doctor in Greenville, NC

Your optometrist in Greenville is ready to help ensure your eye health with a back-to-school eye exam and prescription eyeglasses (if you need them). We offer eye care and eyewear for the whole family, so schedule an exam for you, too. Contact us at 252-752-4380 at Carolina Vision Care today! 

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