Don’t forget to add eye exams to your “back-to-school” list

After an all-too-short  summer break, most families in Hampton Roads are diving into the “back-to-school” mode and all of its required activities.    Most of us will be creating lists which may include:  new clothes, haircut, school supplies, new shoes, and these days even unlimited text-messaging plans seem to be making their way onto the list.   But how many families put annual eye exams on this back-to-school list?

Considering there is nothing more essential to educational success than good vision, we urge everyone to add the “back-to-school-back-to-the-optometrist” visit to their list.   This will help prevent vision changes from interfering with the learning process, and thus ensure that students are starting the school year with their best vision possible.