According to Prevent Blindness America, one in four school-age children have vision problems, that if left untreated, can affect learning ability, personality and adjustment in school. In order to improve your child’s learning ability, it’s best to schedule a mid-year, back-to-school eye exam should you see any of the warning signs below.
Does your child do any of the following:
- Sit too close to the TV?
- Hold a book too close to the face?
- Squint or tilt his/her head to see better?
- Frequently rub his/her eyes?
- Closes one eye to read or watch TV?
- Avoids activities that requires near vision, including reading, homework, or recreational activities?
- Complains of headaches/tired eyes?
- Avoids the computer because it hurts his/her eyes?
- Receives lower grades despite exponential effort?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s time to schedule an eye exam for your child at Valuvision. One of our specialized, friendly eye care specialists performs a thorough evaluation of your child’s eye care needs to provide an educational and social advantage after the holiday break is over.
As an optometrist, I often hear people complain about eyestrain at work. With the amount of computer work people do these days, it’s no wonder. Some of the most common complaints from patients are tired or sore eyes, headaches that center around the eyes or at the back of the neck, burning or watering eyes. These symptoms of eyestrain do not necessarily come from using computers. Anything that requires long periods of up-close focusing can cause these symptoms, like reading, video games, even homework. Though that is not an excuse for your teenagers to get out of doing their daily assignments! Read more »
Valuvision is a locally owned and operated chain of vision centers in Jacksonville Florida and Orange Park Florida. This final installment of the four part series on eyeglasses will cover eyeglasses from a optometrists and optical perspective, as well as some of the newest eyeglass innovations.
Many people use generic reading glasses to aid in the correction of presbyopia and hyperopia or farsightedness(both condition result in blurriness at close distances). Often, these generic reading glasses do not result in proper and accurate vision correction. While the lesser cost of such shelf bought spectacles may be appealing, a proper set of prescription eyeglasses from your optometrist or eye care professional at your local vision center will result in better vision correction and less occurrence of headaches and Read more »
Your eyes are the most sensitive organs in your body; they don’t just let you “see” the world, your eyes allow you to experience the dynamic and ever-changing visual world and all the wonderful people in your life. To quote a poet, your eyes are the windows to your soul… yet many people neglect their eyes and their eyesight.
Your local eye doctor or optometrist is an important practitioner of eye care and eye health which contribute to your overall well being. An optometrist isn’t concerned with selling your glasses or the latest color contact lenses; he or she is primarily concerned with providing you exceptional eye care. Read more »
Finding a good eye doctor is the responsibility of every parent. Finding an experienced and board certified eye doctor has never been easier with several convenient Valuvision Eye Care locations in Jacksonville and Orange Park FL. As your child grows and gets ready for school, eye doctors can check your child’s eyes for eye movement skills, focusing skills, near vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and hand-eye coordination. That is a huge order Read more »
Eye care for children should begin between the age three and five. If there are not issues at that point, their next eye exam should be before they start school. This is the beginning of good eye care for children. If their vision is good, routine eye care can begin.
There are some disorders such as autism, ADD or ADHD which can possibly be misdiagnosed. Although it is not always the case, conversion deficiency can exhibit some of the same symptoms as ADD. It is possible for your child to have perfect vision, exhibit the signs of ADD and not actually have the disorder.
What can it be? Read more »
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Valuvision Inc. is a locally owned and operated chain of Vision Centers in Jacksonville FL serving the eye care needs of the greater Jacksonville area for almost 40 years.
If you have never worn contact lenses before, making a choice to wear contacts, much less on the proper brand of contact lens can be a bit daunting. Many brands, many styles, and functions in a very competitive industry has created many choices for the patient. This installment of the Valuvision blog is aimed at giving some clarity and insight into making a right choice for your vision and your eye health needs. Read more »