St. Louis Eye Doctor Discusses Value of Back-to-School Eye Exams

Children's Eye health

With the start of the school year quickly approaching, our St. Louis eye doctors would like to remind families to make their eye exam appointments now. After all, there are several benefits to scheduling a student’s eye exam in St. Louis. Here’s more:

To begin with, there are statues in place within our state that make eye exams mandatory for select students in St. Louis. Those laws fall under Section 167 and have been in place since the early 2000s. As it stands now, Kindergarteners, First and Third Graders are required to be tested. However, we would encourage Missouri’s families to schedule eye exams with our St. Louis eye doctors for all students, regardless of the state’s statues.


In addition to being mandatory in select instances, eye exams in St. Louis can help uncover any problems that may prevent children from learning properly. Such vision problems may include eye irregularities (i.e. amblyopia and strabismus), nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia).

Oftentimes, the children will start displaying symptoms related to such problems early on. Thus, symptoms that Missouri’s parents should look for include the following:

  • Inability to focus on tasks or track objects
  • Excessive tearing, redness or rubbing
  • Muscle twitching around the eyes
  • Light sensitivity or squinting

Our St. Louis eye doctors will look for all of the tell-tale signs mentioned as well as conduct a comprehensive eye exam. Eye exams at our St. Louis location also include an eyewear prescription, if applicable. In addition, there will be a variety of prescription eyewear available post-exam that your family may choose from. For example, our St. Louis optical store’s collection of prescription eyewear includes youth, digitally surfaced and photochromic lenses.

Those are just a sampling of the benefits that may be gained by having an eye exam in St. Louis. To learn more and set up your family’s back-to-school appointments, contact us online or call (314) 367-1848.

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