Did your children start school with good eyesight?

Make an eye exam part of your back to school routine.

School is back in full swing which is easy to tell with the traffic and supply lists at nearly every store in the country. New shoes, clothes, bags and schedules are the order of the day.

Did your children start school with good eyesight? Most of our learning approximately 80+% occurs through vision. Often parents overlook this important part of the learning cycle until the school gets around to screening the students or their child starts complaining that they are having difficulty seeing or having headaches.

Life gets busy and if there isn’t an obvious problem of complaint things get put off, but vision and eye health should not be one of those. Schools are only required to screen certain grades and this is surprisingly often done at the end of the school year. As a parent you can not rely on those screening to determine if your children should have a comprehensive eye examination.

Good habits develop early when an emphasis is on teaching reading and foundational arithmetic. This time is critical to have good vision at both distance and near; this helps children develop a love for reading verses it being a hard chore due to a vision of ocular muscle problem for some kids.

Did you know most insurance plans cover children vision exams! This was part of the healthcare law now in place. Our staff can review your benefits with you to and help your children start this and every school year off with the best vision possible.

Not only is vision important in the classroom but it is also critical on the athletic fields and courts. Competitive athletes that need vision correction can benefit from sports wraps or contact lenses. As the children get older and college scouts come looking to give scholarships for athletics and corrected vision help remove barriers to performance in and out of the classroom.

BA Eye Site in Broken Arrow and Optique Professional Eye Care in Tulsa is your local family eye doctor, and we look forward to helping you family see and look their best. Most insurances are accepted both medical and vision plans.  In Broken Arrow call (918)893-3769, in Tulsa call (918)743-9918 to discuss your benefits and schedule your family’s eye exams today.

Teen eyesight

Teens and tweens eyesight

Teens and tweens are obsessed with their “look” and how they display their personality and appearance ,often times the need for glasses doesn’t fit into the vision of the “look” they have for themselves. Fixing Teen eyesight doesn’t have to be a negative, but can be turned into a positive, as eyewear today is fashion, why should clear vision be integrated into their “look” with a pair of fashionable specs. Clear vision can have a profound impact on their lives in the areas of sports, arts and academics. And with the new glasses comes a sense of responsibility to these tweens and teen to take care of their eyewear.

Some of the great sports figures of today, recording artist and hollywood types sport their eyewear on the red carpet and in post game interviews. Think Russell Westbrook, Taylor Swift and Matt Damon to name a few. The shopping experience with a teen for new glasses can be a fun and interactive experience for the kid and parents. Our staff here at BA Eye Site can help facilitate the conversation between parent and teen which at times can be rather entertaining.

Contact lenses:

There are times when contacts may actually be a good addition to glasses especially if the child participates in athletics . We typically recommend dailies for kids for a number of reasons from compliance and hygiene to safety. The teen or tween must be vested and interested in contact lenses and not feel pushed into them by the parents. If someone isn’t interested in them then learning to insert, remove, clean and care for them and all add up to trouble down the road.

BA Eye Site is proud to be your source for eye care in Broken Arrow and Tulsa; we look forward to hearing from you (918)893-3769. Fixing Teen eyesight can be challenging but by including them in the process and listening to them it can be rewarding helping the future leaders of tomorrow.