Free pre-k eye exams offered [UPDATED]Published 9:44am Monday, July 22, 2013 Updated 11:51am Monday, July 22, 2013
The Minnesota Optometric Association (MOA) has named Thursday, Aug. 1, as Pre-K Eye Exam Day, a statewide effort on the part of MOA member eye doctors. Participating MOA members will offer one-time, no-cost eye exams to 5-year-olds entering kindergarten this fall.
Dr. Denise M. Hanson and Dr. Tara A. Kempfer of InVision Eye Care in Fergus Falls will be participating in the Pre-K Exam Day from 1 to 4 p.m.
Each exam will last approximately 30 minutes and will be at no charge to students preparing for kindergarten. Appointments are recommended.
“The goal of Pre-K Exam Day is to let families know that good vision is essential to learning, and every child needs to have a comprehensive eye exam before entering school”, said Dr. Hanson. “At least 25 percent of all school-age children have vision problems that impair their performance in school. This can be as many as 60 percent of children because vision problems can be confused with other disorders, and students may unnecessarily receive special education.”
August is Children’s Vision Month, a great time to make sure all children are ready for learning with good sight.
For more information about children’s vision, go to www.MinnesotaOptometrists.org or call InVision Eye Care of Fergus Falls.