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Good Vision In The Classroom

Most learning is achieved through the use of a child's eyes. Despite the overt link between vision and learning, a lot of parents don't realize how profoundly vision problems affect education, and as a result, don't get their child's eyes examined regularly. As your child's vision may change frequently, regular eye exams are necessary for success at school.

Kids have the amazing ability to work with a vision problem. It is especially important to keep an eye out for the signs and symptoms of vision problems as your child progresses in school.

Inadequate vision and increasing visual demands like smaller print in textbooks or additional homework can noticeably affect their academic performance. New technology brought into the classroom, such as the use of interactive whiteboards, can even provoke less obvious vision problems. Without adequate vision, students may suffer not just in the classroom, but also mentally, physically and emotionally.

If your child has already been fitted for glasses, now is a good opportunity to consider buying a new pair of frames. Even when a child can see well with his or her old glasses, the fit might be wrong or perhaps the lenses no longer align with the child's eyes due to normal growth. If you want the child to wear his glasses, he better feel good about them!

So be sure to make an appointment to see us when you're gearing up for the new academic year. We'll help all the children we treat start the year afresh with vision that's in excellent condition.

Dear Patients,

Dr. Lewis Eye Care has made the difficult choice to temporarily close due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic based on the recommendation of the CDC. We cannot perform eye exams while maintaining social distancing, so continuing to see patients at this time could contribute to the spread of the virus.

Our initial plan had been to reopen Monday April 6th. However, as we get closer to that date it is becoming apparent that we may have to be closed for a longer, indefinite period of time.

If you are having an urgent eye health issue, there are some clinics in our area that are seeing patients for emergencies during shorter business hours. You should call ahead to those offices before going to their clinic, as their availability might change day by day. Those clinics could include Vancouver Eye Care at 360-823-2020, Peace Health Medical Group Eye Care at 360-514-7210, and Vancouver Clinic in Salmon Creek at 360-882-2778.

If you need a glasses or contact lens prescription emailed to you from our office, click on the Contact Form link, type in your name, email, and what you are requesting, and we will email you the information you need as soon as we can.

Thank you for your understanding, and please stay healthy during this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Dr. Scott Lewis, OD