; School Eye Exams for Indiana Children

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

School Eye Exams for Indiana Children

Indiana eye doctor Dr. Stephen Buck reminded us that school eye exams are an important part of what we do for children at NW Indiana Eye & Laser Center in Valparaiso. “Children starting the new school year should have the opportunity to get off on the right foot with a thorough eye health and vision exam,” commented Dr. Buck. “We often find that having enjoyed the summer months, kids aren’t really attuned to changes in their vision until they have been back in the classroom for a while. By that time parents and teachers are wondering why their students are not off to a stronger start to the academic year.”

As we gear up for the 2012-2013 school year, parents should make certain that they schedule a routine eye exam for their children. Good eye health and vision is an important part of the learning process and success in school. Reading, writing and computer work are among the visual skills that students are required to perform daily. However, studies show that 86 percent of children start school without ever having an eye examination.

If you or someone you know needs to schedule a back to school eye examination please feel free to contact Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center at 219-464-8223, visit Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center or facebook.com/nwindianaeyeandlaser.

Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center in Valparaiso, IN is staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear  and optical services. We are conveniently located for patients seeking eye care from throughout northern Indiana including La Porte, Mishawaka, South Bend, Michigan City, Crown Point, Merrillville, Chesterton, South Haven, Westville, Hebron, Lowell, Valparaiso and Walkerton as well as Chicago, Illinois suburban areas of Frankfurt, Calumet City, Monee and Crete.