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Back-to-School Success Starts with Healthy Vision

It's that time of year again. Children across the country are gearing up for the new school year with new bags, new books and loads of energy and excitement. This is the ideal time to take your child to get an eye exam, if you haven’t already done so.

(Proper vision is essential for success in school and as your child grows, there are various stages of development that can cause changes in his or her eyesight.)

Approximately 80 percent of learning is accomplished through the use of a child’s eyes. Despite the strong correlation between vision and learning, many parents underestimate or are simply unaware of vision problems and don’t include eye exams as part of their child's back to school health check up. As your child’s vision may change frequently, regular eye and vision care is crucial to their classroom success and happiness.

(Children have the amazing ability to function with a vision problem and not express their difficulty as they themselves do not realize they are having a problem seeing.) It is especially important to monitor the signs and symptoms of vision problems as your child progresses in school. Impaired vision and increasing visual demands such as smaller print in textbooks or additional homework can significantly alter his/her performance.  New technology brought into the classroom, such as the use of interactive whiteboards, can also potentially exacerbate less obvious vision problems. Without adequate vision, students may suffer not only in the classroom, but also mentally, physically and emotionally.

If your child already wears glasses, now is also a good time to reassess the suitability of his or her current frame and perhaps replace your child’s glasses to start off the new year. The more your child likes and feels comfortable in his/her glasses, the more likely he/she will wear them.

So visit us as part of your back-to-school routine so we can help your child start the year afresh with great vision.

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Covid-19 Update    4/25/2020

We are so pleased to announce that we will start seeing patients again for routine care on Monday, April 27th.  While we transition into the new normal, we want to make sure that you know what to expect when entering our office and to know that we are taking extra precautions for the safety of our patients and staff.  We also have several patients on a waiting list that we must accommodate 1st, but please feel free to call the office to schedule an appointment at 502-349-2020.  You can also schedule appointments and access new patient forms at www.cecilfamilyeyecare.com.

A few things that are necessary to follow CDC and state guidelines, as well as minimize risks, are listed below:

Rest assured that we will do everything we can to take care of your needs, in a safe and clean environment.  We appreciate your support and patience during this unprecedented time. Please call or text the office at 502-349-2020 with any concerns or questions.

Stay safe and healthy!

Cecil Family Eyecare