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Back to School Eye Exams For Great Vision

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It’s that time of year again...Back to school time! As you get ready to stock up on new backpacks, clothes, and the never-ending list of school supplies, remember to schedule back-to-school eye exams for the kids.

Dr. Alicia Harrison and the caring, knowledgeable staff at Laguna Eyes Optometry will help your kids kick-off a great new school year with an eye vision exam. We see young patients from all over the Laguna Beach, in the  California area, so book an appointment today!

What Happens During Your Child's Eye Exam?

For some kids, fear of the unknown can be a pretty strong emotion. Dr. Alicia Harrison uses a gentle approach with his patients, making sure that they feel safe and at ease throughout the eye evaluation.

During your child’s eye exam, the eye doctor will run a few tests to check for basic vision skills. Our Laguna Beach eye doctor will want to ensure that your son or daughter can see clearly from both near and far, as well as from the side (peripheral vision). Colors and shapes are just as important, and Dr. Alicia Harrison  will evaluate their skills in detecting shapes and color contrasts.

Our eye doctor has some fun toys and games used to examine visual acuity and skills. These will surely keep your child amused and happy.

Dr. Alicia Harrison will also ask you, the parent, about any medical conditions or issues during pregnancy that may have affected the child’s ability to see clearly or do well in school.

Speaking of school...

Academic Achievement and Good Vision Go Hand in Hand

Did you know that 80% of a child’s learning is vision-related? Reading, writing, doing homework, and computer research – all of these require great visual processing skills. If your child struggles with reading comprehension, frequently gets headaches, or avoids things he or she used to love, such as sports or participating in class, talk to us. It may not be a learning difficulty - it could simply be a vision-related issue.

For these reasons, it is crucial to bring your kids in for a routine eye exam. Their vision can change rapidly as they grow and develop, and we want to make sure that any vision problems are caught early on. Dr. Alicia Harrison  at Laguna Eyes Optometry will give your kids the right tools and treatments to correct their vision so that they excel in school and in life.

Glasses for Kids | Kids Optical Store in  Laguna Beach

If your child requires glasses to correct his or her vision, whether it’s for nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), or astigmatism – we’ve got you covered.

Laguna Eyes Optometry carries some of the latest (and coolest) children eyewear collections, inspired by adult trends, but with a fun, imaginative approach, and a pediatric fit in mind. All of our frames are comfortable, durable, and made with kid-friendly materials.

Do you have a budding fashionista who wants to make her own style choices? Is your boy the influencer of his class? Young children find the bright colored frames they love, while teens find the latest fashion trends scaled down to fit their faces. Do your kids frequently play sports? We also have frames for that! Our athletic eyewear is not only comfortable but will help protect their eyes from ocular sports injuries.

Dr. Alicia Harrison will make sure that your child gets the glasses they need, and that he or she is happy with their new look and improved vision acuity. At Laguna Eyes Optometry, we have something for every child and teen, no matter their preferred style, color or need.

Contacts Lenses for Kids in Laguna Beach

Does your child frequently play sports? Is your kid physically active? Does your teen fret over his or her appearance? Contact lenses may be a good option for kids who frequently play sports or are concerned with how they look. Make sure to discuss this with Dr. Alicia Harrison during the eye exam. Contact lenses are generally recommended for young teens, as it’s an age when they can care for their lenses properly.

There’s no better time to get a contact lens fitting than before the school year begins. A new year, new friends, new challenges – why not add new contacts to the list? Talk to Dr. Alicia Harrison  at Laguna Eyes Optometry about whether this may be a good option for your child.

So before you send your kids off to that yellow bus or drive into the carpool lane, schedule a back to school eye exam. Don’t wait until your child faces issues at school or in other areas of life – contact Laguna Eyes Optometry now. Let us give them the tools they need to excel!

The Laguna Eyes Optometry serves patients from in and around Laguna Beach, California .