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1724 W. Kearney St. Ste. 116
Springfield, MO 65803
Phone: (417) 865-4448

Monday 9:00 - 5:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 5:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 5:00
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 - 5:00
Saturday By Appointment
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A good education for your child means good schools, good teachers and good vision. Your child’s eyes are constantly in use in the classroom and at play. So when his or her vision is not functioning properly, learning and participation in recreational activities will suffer.

The basic vision skills needed for school use are:

  • Near Vision. The ability to see clearly and comfortably at 10-13 inches.
  • Distance Vision. The ability to see clearly and comfortably beyond arm’s reach.
  • Binocular coordination. The ability to use both eyes together.
  • Eye movement skills. The ability to aim the eyes accurately, move them smoothly across a page and shift them quickly and accurately from one object to another.
  • Focusing skills. The ability to keep both eyes accurately focused at the proper distance to see clearly and the ability to change focus quickly.
  • Peripheral awareness. The ability to be aware of things located to the side while looking straight ahead.
  • Eye/hand coordination. The ability to use the eyes and hands together.

If any vision skills are lacking, your child will have to work harder. This can lead to headaches, fatigue, and other eyestrain problems. As a parent, be alert for symptoms that may indicate your child has a vision or visual processing problem. Be sure to tell your optometrist if your child frequently:

  • Loses his place while reading.
  • Avoids close work.
  • Holds reading material closer than normal.
  • Tends to rub his eyes.
  • Has headaches.
  • Turns or tilts head to use one eye only.
  • Makes frequent reversals when reading or writing.
  • Uses finger to maintain place when reading.
  • Omits or confuses small words when reading.
  • Consistently performs below potential.

Since vision changes can occur without you or your child noticing them, your child should visit the optometrist at least every two years, or more frequently if specific problems or risk factors exist. If needed, the doctor can prescribe treatment including eyeglasses, contact lenses, or vision therapy.

Remember, a school vision or pediatrician’s screening is not a substitute for a thorough eye examination.

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Karen Cummins

Dr. Cook and his staff are knowledgeable and friendly. The eye exam is the best I've ever had,very in depth and different than the same routine of other eye care places. They have an excellent selection of frames. So glad I found them years ago.

Stephen Lutz

I’ve been using Advanced Family Eye Care for nearly ten years now and will continue to do so for many more years. Dr Cook is aways friendly, timely and I repeatedly have an exceptional experience with my prescribed lenses. The office staff is great as well. They are consistently welcoming, professional and personable.

Jasmin Barker

I am so impressed by the friendly, warm atmosphere of this clinic! I am absolutely going back and recommending Advanced Family Eye Care to friends. The staff is top notch!

 
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