Getting everyone ready to head back to school can be an exciting time of year. But your to-do list can fill up fast, and it’s challenging to get the kids’ clothing and supply shopping finished before the first day of school arrives. Did you forget to schedule your back-to-school child eye exams in all the hustle and bustle? Before you check the eye doctor off your list, consider these stats:
5-10% of preschoolers and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems
60% of parents don’t feel an eye exam is an essential part of a child’s check-up schedule
Did you know that, when left untreated, some childhood vision problems can be mistakenly diagnosed as a learning disorder, or can eventually cause permanent eye health and vision problems? Additionally, with how quickly children grow, their eyes can change drastically from year to year, requiring regular eye exams to be sure their eyewear helps them see clearly.
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at six months of age. Additional exams should be scheduled for three years of age and before they begin kindergarten or first grade. Parents should at least schedule a pediatric eye exam at least every two years if nothing else.
Designers for children’s eyewear create the frames and lenses with highly durable and shatter-resistant materials. Designer glasses that are both fashionable and functional are also available. It’s easy to get kids excited about glasses, especially when frames can be fun colors and a great way to reflect their unique personality!
Time to schedule an appointment before back-to-school? Visit our website to request an appointment online or call our office!
Statistics via thinkaboutyoureyes.com
For over 25 years, our office has provided the highest quality eye care for people in the greater Seattle area. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff and four experienced optometrists pride themselves in exceeding our patients’ expectations.
In our office, you will always find the latest in state-of-the-art optical equipment and a wide selection of fashionable eyewear. We strive to provide our patients with valuable information to care for their eye health and vision. We want our patients to be so happy with their experience at The EyeCare Center that they tell their family and friends!
At The Eyecare Center, we love what we do – and we’ll guarantee it!
Bruce grew up in Eastern Washington and attended Washington State University for his undergraduate education. He graduated from Pacific University College, receiving a Doctorate of Optometry with honors in 1982. He started The EyeCare Center with Dr. Rumpf over 30 years ago.
When he isn’t in the office, Bruce enjoys skiing, bicycling, hiking and many other outdoor sports. Bruce plays for “The Blur” – a soccer team that is sponsored by The EyeCare Center and plays in the Greater Seattle Soccer League.
Grant grew up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and attended undergraduate school at the University of Calgary. He received his Doctorate of Optometry with honors from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1997. Dr. Lindberg has practiced optometry in the Seattle area for over 10 years. He joined The EyeCare Center team in 2008.
Outside of the office, Dr. Lindberg enjoys rowing, camping, home improvements and spending time with his wife, two children and pug.
Susan grew up in the Seattle area and received her Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry in 2005. For her residency, she specialized in geriatric and primary eye care. She was an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Southern California College of Optometry during her residency
A mother of three, Susan loves being back home in Washington.
Angie grew up in Nebraska. She studied Pre-Med/Biology at Nebraska Wesleyan University, then received Doctor of Optometry degree with honors from Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon.
She spent 13 years as an eye doctor in a small practice in Beaverton, Oregon. She and her family moved to the Seattle area in 2013; she practiced in Redmond for two years before joining our office January 2016.
Outside the practice, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and pets.
Dave grew up in the Seattle area and attended undergraduate school at the University of Washington and Whitman College. He graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry with honors in 1982. Outside of the office, Dave enjoys spending time with his family, cross country skiing, playing tennis and gardening. Dave retired from the EyeCare Center in December of 2015 after practicing over 30 years to enjoy time with his family.
We take pride in offering you our “Guaranteed Satisfaction” programs:
Also need a pair of sunglasses or sports glasses? Receive 50% OFF a second pair of glasses when they are purchased on the same day as the first pair!
Note: Discount applies to the lesser-priced pair. No other discounts can apply to the second pair. Both pairs must be ordered on the same day, for the same person.
OCT uses light waves to create high definition images and cross sections of the retina and optic nerve. The OCT helps us to see the different layers of the retina and assists with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetes related eye issues.
Retinal imaging technology helps us to capture images of the structures in back of the eye. This allows us to evaluate the retina for changes that can be associated with systemic conditions like hypertension and diabetes as well as diseases related to the retina and the optic nerve. This technology can also help us to monitor for changes over time.
This retinal imaging technology gives us a wide 200° view of the retina in a single image without the need of dilation drops. The Daytona is a great tool for screening retinal problems as well as monitoring any changes over time.
The visual field test helps to measure and map out the central and peripheral vision. This information can be helpful in testing for neurological diseases, retinal function as well as monitoring glaucoma.
We participate with Vision Service Plan, Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, First Choice, Premera, Regence, Lifewise, Greatwest, and Aetna to name a few.
Most major insurances are accepted. We’d be happy to verify your vision coverage before your exam so that you know what to expect. Just give us a call!
You can reach us during our office hours at (425) 455-0001 or send us an email at email@example.com.
12310 NE 8th St, Suite 101
Bellevue, WA 98005
Phone: (425) 455-0001
Fax: (425) 462-7387
Mon:8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Tue: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm