SEBRING, Fla., July 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reading skills affect a child's performance across the entire curriculum, and if problems arise and go undetected, it can affect their performance from grade to grade, reports Sevigny & Associates Eye Care. This eye care provider reminds parents and students that the Back to School season is an optimal time to get a yearly eye exam.
In order to promote the importance of eye exams, Sevigny & Associates Eye Care is holding a Back to School sale, beginning now and continuing through the end of August 2016. Their Back to School sale includes single vision polycarbonate lenses with an anti-glare coating for $65, with the purchase of any pair of frames at full cost. Sevigny & Associates Eye Care has frames starting as low as $30. This $65 promotion is regularly priced at $214 - for a savings of nearly $150. Lenses are covered under warranty for one year. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount or insurance.
Dr. Karen S. Shimshak of Sevigny & Associates Eye Care believes that a yearly Back to School eye checkup is critical to the success of today's student. "So many times we see a student in our office who is struggling academically because of poor eyesight. Our students today not only read from the board and books, but from digital devices, computers and other types of media. The stress on their growing eyes is greater than students in years past," stated Dr. Shimshak.
According to Dr. Robyn Russell, "Yearly eye exams can fall by the wayside, and before you know it, it may be a few years since your student's eyes were last checked by a professional optometrist," she stated. "Meanwhile, the toll that technology is taking on our children's eyesight in the long-term has yet to be determined. Many children, for entertainment or academic purposes, are spending three hours or more every day looking at a screen. This places tremendous stress on their eyes. As eye care professionals, we can help them practice responsible technology use by limiting their daily exposure at home and encouraging them to take frequent breaks to rest their eyes."
Most schools do conduct eye exams, but these exams cannot replace a full exam performed by a licensed professional. Typically, the school exams only check for distance visual acuity. While this is an important component of an eye exam, a comprehensive exam will also check the complex vision skills that are needed for reading from books, computer screens and tablets.
Sevigny & Associates Eye Care has three locations serving Wauchula, Sebring and Arcadia. Regular office hours are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays by appointment only. Back to School appointments can be made by contacting the office at (863) 773-3322. Additional information can be found on their website by visiting http://7eeye.com/.
Sevigny & Associates Eye Care, (863) 773-3322
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