Corpus Christi Optometrist Family Vision Associates Reminds Parents About the Importance of Back to School Eye Exams

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Family Vision Associates is reminding parents about the crucial nature of the early years of life when it comes to children's eye health and vision. Healthy eyes and optimal vision are foundational to their experience in school and in all areas of life.

Ensuring that each child receives a regular pediatric eye exam before returning to school is essential. Family Vision Associates is currently offering a back to school promotion for 25% off all eye exams along with free single vision lenses with the purchase of eyeglass frames. Their services also include contact lenses for children to help ensure optimal vision correction that will fit each child’s specific needs.

Eye and vision health affect a child’s ability to learn, develop coordination, explore and feel safe in the world. Eye development, as well as vision and brain development, occurs together. If one component is affected, the ability to focus and develop hand-eye coordination can be impaired.

If there are issues such as refractive abnormalities, visual coordination problems or any type of improper eye functioning, the child’s rate of development may be reduced. As a result, some children are even erroneously diagnosed as learning disabled. That's why children’s eye exams and pediatric eye exams are so important, especially during childhood and the student years.

A pediatric eye exam can identify and treat issues in the areas of close vision, distance, peripheral vision, focusing skills, hand-eye coordination. Farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism can be treated with corrective lenses such as glasses or contact lenses.

High quality designer frames are also available. Family Vision Associates carries the Miraflex brand of designer eyewear, which is specially made for children. The Miraflex’s line of signature glasses have high-quality Italian construction without the use of metal parts. This makes them safer for children as well as flexible and durable. Miraflex glasses are latex-free, BPA Free and hypo-allergenic.

Dr. John P. Allen, O.D. explains, “At Family Vision Associates, we care deeply about the vision health and development of our youngest clients. Healthy eyes and clear vision can set the stage for success during the school years and later in life. We encourage all parents to bring their children in for an annual back to school eye exam or pediatric eye exam.”

Family Vision Associates is located at 5431 Everhart Road in Corpus Christi, Texas. Students and parents of students in the area who would like to receive more information about back to school eye exams or who wish to book an appointment may do so by calling (361) 854-1833. Additional information about this Corpus Christi optometrist is available on their website at

Family Vision Associates, (361) 854-1833

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