“Holding a trunk show at the end of August before school starts is the perfect time to remind parents how important it is to have their children’s vision checked regularly,” says Dr. Laura Maloney of Vision Source Southwest. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), 86 percent of children start school without having an eye exam. It’s recommended that children with healthy vision have an eye exam every two years, while children with vision impairments be examined annually or as recommended by their optometrist. According to the AOA, 25 percent of school-aged children have vision impairments and need to have eye exams at least once a year.
“Students use their vision constantly during school and if they are having problems reading the board or their books, it will affect their academic performance,”
About Vision Source
Vision Source Las Vegas is a network of optometrists that provides patients with personal care and service while offering advanced medical technology and innovative products to promote eye health. Vision Source doctors are committed to continuing education, offering patients the most innovative procedures to detect and correct eye conditions. As a group, Vision Source is dedicated to educating the community through special events and programs about eye health issues and the importance of annual eye exams. Founded in 1991, the Vision Source network includes 2,000 offices and over 4,000 doctors in all 50 states and in Canada. Vision Source Las Vegas, started in 2003, now includes 13 optometrists at 10 locations in the Las Vegas area. For more information about Vision Source, call 1-800-EYES-911 or visit http://www.visionsourcevegas.com.
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Vision Source Las Vegas is a network of optometrists that provides patients with personal care and service while offering advanced medical technology and innovative products to promote eye health. http://www.visionsourcevegas.com.