Tag: comprehensive eye exam

Don’t Let Excitement Overshadow Safety During the Solar Eclipse

For approximately 2 to 3 hours on Monday, August 21, 500 million people across a large portion of North America will experience a rare phenomenon—a total solar eclipse. It’s been nearly 40 years since the United States was in the path of a total solar eclipse; people are paying exorbitant amounts in airfare and lodging…

This August, the Focus is on Eye Exams

On July 19, California Senator Andy Vidak introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 70, declaring August 2017 as National Eye Exam Month in California to promote consumer awareness about the importance of eye health and safety. Founded by Sears Optical in 1989, this annual designation continues to be observed by eye care professionals nationwide, and serves as a helpful…

Optometry Board and State Legislators Make Successful Pitch for Comprehensive Eye Exams for California Children

One in four children and adolescents have a vision problem that can impede their learning.  Many  of these problems go undetected because children have not received the comprehensive eye exams they need to succeed in school and protect their vision for life. The California State Board of Optometry is working to change that. Wednesday, at…

Children’s Vision Coalition: Comprehensive Eye Exam Requirement for School-Age Kids

One in four school-age children suffers from vision problems. Although vision screenings done at schools help identify those kids, the screenings miss one in three with significant vision and eye health problems, according to the National Commission on Vision and Health. Also, 40 percent of the kids identified with vision problems do not receive follow-up…

Online Refractive Tests: Not the Same as Comprehensive Eye Exams

At first it sounds convenient and cost-effective—go online, get your eyes tested, and in exchange for a fee, you receive a prescription. You take that prescription wherever you want and get your glasses or contacts. No appointments, no fuss. Over and done. However, be aware that perfect vision doesn’t necessarily mean healthy eyes. Substituting an online refractive test…

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