Celebrate Healthy Vision for Kids with Stanton Optical
Optical Retailer Applauds Prevent Blindness America in Designating August as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
PALM SPRINGS, Fla., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — With fall just around the corner, it’s fast approaching the time when children go back to school. Non-profit charity organization Prevent Blindness America designated August as the month to focus on educating parents and teachers on the importance of children’s vision and eye health.
According to a vision study by PBA, vision disorders in children from birth up to 17 years old cost Americans more than $5.7 billion in direct and indirect costs. “The beginning of a new school year is an exciting time in a child’s life,” said Hugh R. Parry, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness America. “By working together with parents and educators, we hope to give all our kids a bright and healthy start!”
Kid’s Eye Exams and Children’s Glasses
According to the American Optometric Association, infants up to 24 months old should have their vision checked every six months while kids 2 to 5 years old should have an eye exam around 3 years old. The AOA also recommends children 6 to 18 years have an eye examination before entering first grade and every two years afterwards.
Stanton Optical encourages all their patients to bring their children in for a comprehensive eye exam before they head back to school this fall. With thousands of kid’s eyeglasses and frames to choose from at each store, the optical retailer is a great place to visit for back-to-school shopping for glasses for kids.
Customers can schedule an eye exam for their son or daughter at any Stanton Optical store. One of their Doctors of Optometry will perform a series of tests to analyze the child’s field of vision, color acuity, eye shape and overall eye health. An exciting new promotion for 2013 is free impact resistant lenses with the purchase of any pair of children’s prescription glasses. Kids can be hard on eyeglasses, so durability is a must.
About Prevent Blindness America
Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness America is the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care the organization touches the lives of millions of people each year through public and professional education, advocacy, certified vision screening and training, community and patient service programs and research.
Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606
About Stanton Optical
Stanton Optical, a leader in the retail optical industry, has over 30 stores in Alabama, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Nebraska, California, Texas, New York, Georgia and Florida. 2013 expansion plans are on track for the opening of additional stores throughout the United States including the new markets of Alaska, Colorado and New Mexico.
Stanton Optical encourages their employees to get involved in activities throughout the local community. The company is especially proud of their community involvement with their support of non-profit charity groups and humanitarian organizations. Recent corporate giving efforts include monetary and product donations to New Eyes for the Needy, National Down Syndrome Society and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Stanton Optical Corporate Headquarters
3801 S Congress Ave
Palm Springs, FL 33461
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SOURCE Prevent Blindness America