Have you ever wondered what those numbers on your eyeglass prescription actually mean? Although reading an eye chart is a fairly simple test, it provides a very accurate way to measure your visual ...View Article
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Posted on 08-31-2017
To celebrate back to school and Children's Eye Health and Safety Awareness, all of us at Spectrum Eye Physicians want to remind our communities about the importance of remembering eye health and safety. We offer child care in Santa Cruz, Cupertino, Los Gatos, San Jose.
Before sending your children back to school, be sure to schedule a comprehensive eye exam to screen for common childhood eye conditions, acquire any protective eyewear for athletic activities, and to update visual acuity prescriptions to ensure your children enjoy a successful school year.
During your child's comprehensive eye exam, we screen for conditions including myopia
(nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes), ptosis (drooping eyelid), and color blindness or deficiency. Although not all of these conditions are treatable, many can be completely reversed if diagnosed and treated early. Visual acuity problems can be corrected with prescription lenses to ensure your child has no problem participating in all school and extracurricular activities. Although color blindness is a permanent condition, being aware of the issue at an early age will allow you to help your child navigate in a world in which the majority of people can distinguish all colors. Your child's school will be able to modify certain lessons, as well, to allow your child to participate normally.
Our optometrists and staff at Spectrum Eye Physicians look forward to helping your children start school the right way, seeing clearly. To schedule your appointment for child care in Santa Cruz, Cupertino, Los Gatos, or San Jose, contact our office at (408) 884-2215 today.
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