I will never forget the day my oldest daughter came home with a note that she had not passed the routine eye exam at her preschool. There was never any indication that she had any problem with her vision. I felt horrible as I sat with her on my lap at the optometrist as she struggled to read the letters on the exam board.
When my youngest daughter recently mentioned that she couldn’t see the whiteboard at school, I knew she needed an exam. Since everyone was heading back to school, it was the perfect time for everyone to get an eye exam. Even if we don’t need glasses or contacts, it’s important to get yearly eye exams to make sure our eyes are healthy.
Finding an eye doctor we could trust was easier than ever with MyEyeDr. MyEyeDr. is a network of more than 300 local optometry practices in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and District of Columbia. Each MyEyeDr. office offers comprehensive eye care services, a wide selection of designer and value prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses and standard and specialty prescription contact lenses. By welcoming all vision insurance plans and providers, MyEyeDr. makes vision health attainable for all individuals. We were thrilled to find a location in town, so I made appointments for us all to have eye exams.
My oldest daughter has worn contacts for several years but we thought her prescription might need updating. She also likes to wear glasses on the weekends and at night when she doesn’t want to put contacts in. It was the perfect time to get her eyes checked, get new contacts, and get new glasses.
My son was excited to get his very first eye exam with his sisters. Even though he hasn’t mentioned any vision problems, I wanted his eyes checked as well. Because of his young age, I knew the doctors would be able to tell whether he needed glasses even if he wasn’t sure himself. As it turns out, he doesn’t need glasses right now, but I’m happy he was tested. It’s a relief to know his eyes look healthy and his vision is fine as he heads back to school.
My youngest daughter did fantastically well with her eye exam. The doctor was so sweet with her, explaining every step of the exam and what each machine showed. I’ve had eye exams before, it but it was so interesting to be in an exam that was so thorough. My younger daughter did, in fact, need glasses – and just when I thought she could not get any cuter… she looked at me in her new glasses!
Since I was there with the kids, I decided to get my eyes checked too. I am a little embarrassed to admit how long it has been since I have had my eyes checked. I know that I should be getting yearly eye exams, but as many of you know, moms can be much better at taking care of the kids than they are about taking care of themselves.
In addition to offering everything we might need in glasses, contact lenses and sunglasses, MyEyeDr. performs thorough vision health assessments. Through eye exams and state-of-the-art retinal imaging, their doctors can help diagnose common eye problems and more complicated ocular conditions. From red eye and digital eye strain to cataracts and glaucoma, their MyEyeDr. specialists provide everything needed for optimal vision health.
Thankfully, my vision checked out fine and I did not need any prescription for glasses or contacts. While I was there, I mentioned to the doctor that I’d thought about trying colored contact lenses. One of my friends has had them for years and loves them so I was excited to try them myself. The specialist went through all of my contact lens options with me and taught me how to wear them. She explained everything I’d need to know to care for them and order more in the future. I’d considered colored contacts over the years but wanted to be certain that the contacts were safe for my eyes. It ended up being such a simple process – I wish I’d done it years ago!
All in all, we had a great experience at MyEyeDr. and would highly recommend them to others. The girls have new glasses and contacts to start their new school year off with and I have the peace of mind of knowing that we all have healthy eyes.
With back to school season around the corner, prepping your child for a healthy and successful academic year goes beyond shopping for backpacks, clothes and electronic devices. Ensure your children’s eyes are performing their best for academic success this school year! Find a MyEyeDr. location near you.