Hillcrest Vision: A 2020 View from a Kids & Family Perspective

The calendar says it’s 2020, and that’s a clear reminder that you need to schedule an eye appointment for your children at Hillcrest Vision!  To get them ready for their appointment—start them off with a few jokes!

What do you call a dinosaur with bad vision?  A Do-you-think-he-sarus!

Why did the phone wear glasses?  Because it lost all its contacts!

How many eye doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb?  One or two?  One… or two?

Why did the Dalmatian have to go to the eye doctor?  He kept seeing spots!

And one more… you can laugh….  After all, Eye doctor jokes are cornea!

Groan, right?  The jokes may be goofy, but the Hillcrest Vision team is great!  And while you’re making an appointment for the kids, you should schedule appointments for the whole family!  Hillcrest Vision is a woman-owned, family-oriented practice, and they are well-equipped to serve patients as young as six months old, all the way to 106 and beyond (if you are so blessed to enjoy that kind of longevity)!

So what is 20/20 vision?

20/20 vision is the visual acuity standard that measures “normal” or “ideal” vision.  Basically, your eye doctor uses the Snellen chart to determine if you can see the same line of letters at 20 feet that a person with normal vision sees at 20 feet.  And it’s the goal of Dr. Hall to get all of her patients as close to 20/20 as possible.  That standard is made possible through over 15 years of experience.

Why does a visit to the eye doctor matter for your children?

Whether they are in school or not, your child is a “visual learner.”  To some degree, we need healthy vision to process information.  In fact, 80% of learning is visual, so the impact of good eye health on education is something that is proven and cannot be underrated.  If your child is struggling with school, a first step in evaluating the issue should be an eye exam.  Dr. Hall said, “Problems diagnosed early may completely revolutionize students’ learning experiences.”

What is the impact of screen time on your child’s vision?

The better question is—what is the impact of screen time on EVERYONE’S vision?  We’re all prone to spending too much time with our eyes focused on computers, tablets, and phones.  Digital eye strain is becoming a real problem for children and adults alike.  If your child’s eyes are showing signs of digital eye strain (i.e., sore and tired eyes, watery or dry eyes, headaches—to name a few), schedule an appointment with Hillcrest Vision.

Vision health is a critical part of our overall health.  So get 2020 off to a good start and make sure you and your family see this upcoming year in the best way possible!

Hillcrest Vision is located at 2431 Winterhaven Lane in Winston-Salem. Call them at 760.2020, visit them online at HillcrestVision.com and be sure to “like” them on Facebook and follow them on Instagram.

Bonus Joke:  What do you call a potato wearing glasses?  A spec-tator!


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