A few years ago our youngest son, Aaron, was experiencing headaches quite frequently. He would come home from school exhausted and then the headaches would hit in the early evening. One trip to the eye doctor and we found out just how bad his eyesight was. One pair of glasses later and the headaches stopped.
Did you know that 10% of preschoolers and 25% of kids in K-6th grade have vision deficiencies? We were one of those statistics, and as a parent it feels good to know we’ve taken care of something that was really affecting him.
Since 80% of what children learn is through their eyes, getting an eye appointment before the school year starts is very important. Once Aaron had his eyes examined and received his first pair of glasses, so much changed for him; even how he was performing in school.
Since kids’ eyes change and they need an eye appointment every year, I took Aaron to our local Pearle Vision located in Wolf Ranch Town Center so he would be set before school starts. The staff and Dr. Mark Sturm took the time needed and gave him a very comprehensive eye exam. Not to mention they were incredibly nice, which made Aaron feel comfortable.
I was blown away with how extensive the eye exam was, which included a visual acuity test, eye cover test and a glaucoma test. The Doctor also highly recommended pupil dilation, since Aaron had never had that done before. Eye health for their patients is extremely important to them, so they do the tests needed to make sure everything looks as it should. And if there are any problems, they’re there to walk you through it.
Both I and my middle son desperately need an eye exam, so we’ll be heading back to Pearle Vision in the next few weeks to get that taken care of. I have a feeling we’ll both be walking out of there with a prescription for glasses. My eye sight has gotten worse over the last few years and I’m embarrassed to say my 16 year old has never had a professional eye exam. It’s just one of those things we let slip through the cracks! I’m looking forward to Dr. Mark Sturm getting us both taken care of and on the road to better vision.
After the exam, it was time to pick out some glasses. Which is the fun part for any kid right? Aaron had been looking forward to this all week long. After finding the perfect pair, he sat down for a fitting and we put in an order for his new “classy” glasses. (That’s how he described them and I’d say he’s right!)
Since getting the best bang for our buck is always a good thing, I was really pleased with their current promotion. For a limited time at your local Pearle Vision, kids 18 and under receive free lenses with a purchase of frames.
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