The Optical Shop
Festus 636-937-2399





The Optical Shop
223 Main St
Festus, MO 63028
M, T, Th, Fri: 9 – 5
W: 9 – 6
Sat: 9 – 12

P:  636-937-2399 Fax: 636-937-4683

The Optical Outlet
1244 Main St
Imperial, MO 63052

P:  636-464-7387
Fax: 636-464-2613

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Vision and Learning

Your vision directly affects how you learn. Surprised?  About 80% of learning in a child's first 12 years comes through the eyes.  Yet 10% of all preschoolers and 25% of students in kindergarten through 6th grade have vision deficiencies, according to the American Public Health Association.  Many of them are undetected because only a small number of children receive comprehensive eye exams. And the screenings offered at school or pediatrician’s office only pick up 5% of all vision problems.  That's why comprehensive eye exams are so important.  Some children are labeled "learning disabled" or "trouble-makers," when all they need is an eye exam and appropriate vision correction. Good vision is fundamental to reading; it is vital to seeing such learning tools as the chalkboard, visual aids and videos. In short, good vision is as essential to learning as the ABC's.