Back to School is a Great Time for Annual Eye Exams

Back to School is a Great Time for Annual Eye Exams

From elementary school to college, it’s back to the classroom for many students this week and next. That means lots of kids are already out shopping for new threads and new school supplies with Mom and Dad, perusing the racks for the latest fashion musts and digging deep in the bargain bins for new pens, pencils, and note taking supplies.

Did you know this is also a great time to schedule your child’s yearly eye exam?

Why wait until after school begins to find out little “Johnny” or “Janey” is having trouble seeing the board, computer screen, or reading assignments? If your child needs new lenses because the old ones are scratched, a stronger prescription, or his or her first pair of glasses, there’s no time like the present to make it happen.

  • Between the ages of 6 and 18, the American Optometric Association recommends your child receive an eye examination every year, or more frequently if specific problems or risk factors exist, or if recommended by your eye doctor.
  • For college-aged students, 19 and up, periodic eye exams are recommended—every one to two years, and especially if your child develops other health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or symptoms of visual decline.

Yearly exams are also a great way to catch changes in your child’s eye health early, before they can affect his or her overall health and academic performance.

Don’t Forget the Fashion

While eyewear’s primary function is to improve vision and protect our eyes from the harmful rays of the sun, there’s no reason to ignore fashion. After all, who doesn’t like to look good while seeing well?

With more than 60 brands and more than 7,000 frames to choose from, our inventory of men’s and women’s sunglasses is one of the largest in the world, offering a wide range of prescription and non-prescription choices. Our skilled team of eye care professionals can help you explore our collections to find a look and a style that’s right for your child.

We Want to Keep You Seeing Well

Sunglass & Optical Warehouse is proud of our track record serving families in the greater San Diego Area for more than 30 years. We’re also proud of the skilled team of optometrists, opticians, and other eye care professionals on hand to help us prescribe, dispense, fit, and repair prescription eyeglasses, contacts, and prescription and non-prescription sunglasses.

  • Our licensed optometrists give eye exams and vision tests, prescribe and dispense corrective lenses (including contacts), and screen for certain eye problems and diseases (including glaucoma and cataracts).
  • Opticians are on-site at all Sunglass & Optical locations. These trained eyecare professionals can fit your glasses, sunglasses, and contacts and make adjustments, repair or replace lenses, fix bent frames, fix/replace nose pads, and repair or replace broken or missing screws.

While walk-ins are often available, calling ahead for an appointment is highly recommended. Please also note there is no optometrist on-site at our Sports Arena Boutique location. If want to schedule an eye exam for your child, contact us at (858) 274-6005 (Kearny Mesa) or (858) 274-6005 (Sports Arena Warehouse).

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