The EYEGLASS SHOP, located in the Medical Arts Building, 715 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois invites all parents to bring their school age children, ages 5 to 12, in for a complete vision exam.
We’re offering a complete vision examination not a 20/20 vision screening, which is a brief check which test how well a child sees an eye chart from a distance of 25 feet.
Our complete exam includes:
- Ocular Health
- Visual Acuity (Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism)
- Color Vision
- Focusing Ability
- Eye Muscle Control
- Strabismus / Amblyopia (lazy eye)
- Written report for school & pediatrician
A 20/20 vision screening measures a child’s clearness of sight, or visual acuity — in other words, the sharpness of vision as measured by the eye chart. It only checks a child’s distance vision!
A 20/20 vision screening cannot test many other important visual skills that children need to succeed in today’s modern world, especially at school. For instance, the eye chart can’t check how well children team or coordinate their eyes at the close up distances required for reading, how well they can track a line of print without losing their place, how well they can adjust focus changes from near to far distances, or how well they can understand and make sense of what they see. Children can have good sharpness of vision (20/20) and still have serious problems in these other areas.
High-quality eye care from an early age is important to assure proper visual development.
The American Optometric Association recommends that infants receive an eye examination by six months of age, and every two years thereafter.
We make this offer simply to raise awareness in the community about children’s vision.
Vision has an immense impact on a child’s learning and development. It is important to detect and treat any problems with the visual system at an early age.
Please contact us today. Your children’s vision is valuable beyond words…