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Local Brenart Eye Clinic celebrating back to school

August is Vision and Learning Month and Brenart Eye Clinic is celebrating back to school.

One of the most important steps parents can take in the back-to-school months is to schedule their child for a comprehensive eye examination.

Brenart Eye Clinic’s pediatric optometrist, Dr. Tonya Tira, offers functional eye exams that are tailored to the early detection of vision problems which may impact a child’s ability to succeed in school. An estimated 80 percent of learning occurs through a child’s eyes and seeing the board at a distance clearly is only one small part of a child’s success in the classroom.

Dr. Tira is dedicated in helping children who struggle with learning related vision problems that can go undetected by typical school vision screenings.

According to the American Optometric Association, approximately 5 million children in America have a vision problem significant enough to impact their ability to learn in school. This leaves about 1 in 10 children at a disadvantage starting the school year, especially when typical school screenings can miss up to 75 percent of vision problems.

In addition to early detection of vision problems, another important step before your child starts the school year is to discuss the effects of digital eye strain with your optometrist.

Digital eye strain is caused by blue light from cellphones, tablets, computers, TVs and video games. According to the AOA, daily overexposure of blue light from your child’s devices can cause issues such as blurred vision, headaches, changes in sleep pattern, and dry eyes.

Call Brenart Eye Clinic at 630-553-6166 for an appointment today.

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