August: National Eye Exam Month

August 21, 2016

12.2 million Americans require some kind of vision correction but don’t do anything about it, according to the Vision Council of America. This is one of the major reasons to participate in National Eye Exam Month. Check out these other reasons why you should schedule eye exams for your family this month:

Perform better in school. 1 in 4 children have vision problems, and it’s no surprise that this is a common reason why kids fall behind in school. Be sure that scheduling an eye exam for your child this month is on your back-to-school list.

Detect eye conditions. You may think you know your eye conditions; after all, you’re the one seeing out of them every day. However, your optometrist is able to spot early signs of glaucoma, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes through an eye exam.

Keep up to date with prescriptions. Your optometrist cans determine if you need a stronger prescription or new eyeglasses. Your eyes change over time, and you may see an amazing change after your eye exam.

Prevent eye problems. Prevention is a major step in taking care of your eyes, and many serious eye diseases have no symptoms. Seeing an optometrist can help you prevent serious problems in the future.

With school right around the corner and your back-to-school checklist out, be certain to add “family eye exams” to your list. Protect your family’s eyes and future. Call Knapp Tedesco insurance today at 515-232-7060, or visit us online at to receive a free insurance quote.