Kids Eye Exam to Diagnose Eye Problems

Pre-K Exam Day is August 1st! – Children’s Vision and Learning Month

Uptown Eye Care is proud to be participating in Pre-K Exam Day. On August 1st & August 2nd, Dr. Mary Gregory (chair of the Minnesota Optometric Association Children’s Vision Committee) will be offering no cost eye exams to 4 and 5 year olds that will be entering kindergarten this fall. This is a great opportunity to make sure your children are ready for learning with good sight!

Best Learning Toys

Best Learning Toys to Develop Critical Skills for Learning Development

The gift-giving time of year is upon us once again. If you haven’t found the perfect gift yet I do have a few ideas for you. I am often asked about learning toys, games and activities that are good for children and their development. As I sit watching the snow today I thought it the perfect time to list a few great learning toys and games that help children develop critical skills for learning and are fun at the same time. I have listed them by category below. There are many more out there but these are a few of my favorites.

How Vision Affects Learning in the Classroom

How Vision Affects Learning – Child’s Visual Learning in the Classroom

It’s the time of year already for conferences. I feel like we were just shopping for new school supplies and scheduling hair cuts for class pictures. Yet fall is almost past us and my husband and I just finished conferences for my two children last week. Sitting in the classroom is always a little strange for me. It makes me realize that my children have these lives of their own and this is their daily “home away from home”. It also reminds me how vision affects learning and how much our children’s vision plays a part in their classroom experience. How do you know if your child’s vision is working to enhance his/her learning? Maybe it’s hindering your child’s learning. Let me briefly explain how vision affects learning and provide a few quick ways to flag it as a possible concern.