Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) April 30, 2014
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care is opening a vision care clinic in the New Tampa area. This new location is the only optometry office in Tampa that caters exclusively to children. Bright Eyes Kids will provide services just for infants, children, and teenagers because children who are still growing have different visual needs than adults. There are 17 skills necessary for reading and writing in school, with being able to see 20/20 just one of them.
“Bright Eyes Kids was created to fill a specific need in the community. Many parents tell me they take children to pediatric dentists because they know that they will be comfortable and well cared for, and they would like the same for their child’s eyes and vision,” says owner Dr. Nathan Bonilla-Warford, who is residency-trained in children’s vision.
Bright Eyes Kids offers eye glasses and contact lenses for children under 18 years old. There are also specialty services for kids. Vision therapy is provided for children who are struggling due to reduced visual skills. Orthokeratology is an option to provide clear vision without contacts or glasses. If parents are worried about their children’s vision becoming worse year after year they can take advantage of the latest myopia control options.
Eye and vision exams are recommended between 6 months and 12 months of age, according to the American Optometric Association. It is estimated that over 60% of problem learners have undiagnosed vision problems contributing to their difficulties. The good news is the majority of these vision problems can be treated with a program of optometric vision therapy. The study by the NEI found that in-office vision therapy was the best treatment for one type of problem convergence insufficiency.
Patient David Kirshmann likes the concept of a kids-only vision clinic. “As a patient and eye care professional, I know how important vision is for children. Bright Eyes Kids is a great resource for Tampa parents,” he says.
To mark the occasion of the new opening, Bright Eyes Kids will be celebrating the annual Great Glasses Play Day on Sunday, May 4th, 2014. There will be a pony ride, magician, Lego© activities and giveaways. More can be found on the blog http://BrightEyesNews.com.
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care has been providing vision care for all ages since 2006. Located in the Westchase neighborhood of Tampa, the office features an array of glasses, specialty contact lenses, LASIK co-management, as well as orthokeratology, and vision therapy.