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Back-to-School Success Starts with Good Vision

Well, the summer's end is near. Parents everywhere are making sure their children have everything they need for the school year. It's also the perfect time to take your child in for a proper eye exam.

As you might have guessed, a lot of progress at school is accomplished visually. Yet interestingly, in spite of this overt connection between eyesight and learning, a lot of people underestimate or are perhaps unaware of the significance of vision problems, and don't include comprehensive eye exams as part of their child's back to school to-do list. It's important to know that because vision in children changes, regular eye and vision care is necessary for success at school.

Kids have the astounding ability to carry on, despite having a vision problem. It is extra important to look out for the signs and symptoms of vision problems as your child progresses in school.

Impaired eyesight and increasing visual demands like homework and small print in textbooks can impact his or her performance. New classroom technology, like interactive whiteboards, can also potentially exaggerate less obvious vision problems. If a student doesn't have good enough vision, it isn't just their performance at school that suffers. It's mentally and emotionally taxing too.

If you're the parent of a glasses-wearing child, now is also a good opportunity to see if their prescription is still adequate. Even when a child can see well wearing his or her current pair of glasses, they may be uncomfortable to wear or perhaps the lenses are not optimally positioned anymore due to normal development. The more your child enjoys wearing his/her glasses, the more likely it is that he or she will wear them.

Make sure you make time to make an appointment to see us as part of your back-to-school routine. We'll do all we can to help your child begin the new school year with excellent vision.

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To reduce risk and exposure to our patients and staff, we have decided to limit office capacity to 50% to allow more time for sanitizing between patients and to avoid crowds within the office.

New Stamford hours: Monday-Friday 11am-6:30pm, Saturdays 11am-6pm, closed on Sundays.
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New Office Policies: Due to the limited number of appointments we can offer at this time, our office will require a credit card number on file to book an appointment. If you do not show and do not cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance your card will be charged. Please also be aware that we will be requiring a digital retinal image to screen the health of each patient’s eyes. To see our COVID-19 practice protocol, please click here.