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Through the Kids See: Success initiative, a partnership of the Vision Impact Institute, Optometry Giving Sight and VSP Vision Care, experts in the eye care field are working to educate parents, legislators, child advocacy groups, school nurses, teachers and administrators about the social, educational and future economic benefits of comprehensive eye exams for children prior to entering kindergarten. Regardless of whether your local schools require eye exams before entry into kindergarten, your child and children you know deserve to start school with a baseline for academic success. One eye exam could change your child’s academic future forever. In the meantime, watch for these signs that your child may benefit from glasses and schedule an eye exam promptly: • Squinting is a classic symptom of either nearsightedness (not seeing well far away) or farsightedness (not seeing well up close). • Closing one eye to see better could indicate a structural problem like astigmatism. • Eye rubbing may be the result of eye strain. • Sitting too close to the television or lowering the head while reading a book are signs of nearsightedness. • Losing place while reading due to skipping lines

may mean there is an eye muscle problem or vision problem, such as astigmatism. • Frequent headaches or brow aches are often a result of uncorrected farsightedness. Find more information about the importance of early eye exams for children at visionimpactinstitute.org.

Doctors of Optometry Dr. Joseph E. Lebow

Dr. Adam J. Herold

Dr. Ryan Cook

Professional and Friendly Staff • Comprehensive Eye Exams • Full Line of Contacts & Glasses Dr. Joseph Lebow, a native of Petersburg, completed his undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in 1987. He is a past president of the Richmond Optometric Society and is active in the Virginia Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Lebow is a Fellow in the Virginia Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Adam Herold graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1999. He is a past president of the Southwestern Virginia Optometric Society and is active in the Virginia Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

(804)458-5819 221 E. Broadway, Hopewell

Dr. Ryan Cook, grew up in Syracuse, New York and graduated from St. John Fisher College. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and is active in the American Optometric Association.

www.leboweye.com

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