Find Us

2926 Hillrise Dr.
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone: (575)-522 -6885
Fax: 575-522-8619

Our Hours

Mon - Thurs 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sat & Sun Closed

Closed For Lunch M-Th 12:00 to 12:45

pre-school vision article
 

During the infant and toddler years, your child has been developing many vision skills and has been learning how to see. In the preschool years, this process continues as your child develops visually guided eye-hand-body coordination, fine motor skills, and the visual motor skills necessary to learn to read.

As a parent, you should watch for signs that may indicate a vision development problem, including a short attention span for the child’s age; difficulty with eye-hand-body coordination in ball play and bike riding; avoidance of coloring and puzzles and other detailed activities.

There are everyday things that you can do at home to help your preschooler’s vision develop as it should.

These activities include reading aloud to your child and letting him or her see what you are reading; providing a chalkboard, finger paints and different shaped blocks and showing your child how to use them in imaginative play; providing safe opportunities to use playground equipment such as a jungle gym and balance beam; and allowing time for interacting with other children and for playing independently.

By age three, your child should have a thorough optometric eye examination to make sure your preschooler’s vision is developing properly and there is no evidence of eye disease. If needed, your doctor can prescribe treatment including glasses and/or vision therapy to correct a vision development problem.

Here are several tips to make your child’s optometric examination a positive experience:

  1. Make an appointment early in the day. Allow about one hour.
  2. Talk about the examination in advance and encourage your child’s questions.
  3. Explain the examination in your child’s terms, comparing the E chart to a puzzle and the instruments to tiny flashlights and a kaleidoscope.

Unless recommended otherwise, your child’s next eye examination should be at age five. By comparing test results of the two examinations, your optometrist can tell how well your child’s vision is developing for the next major step. . .the school years.

Latest News

Advanced Vision Care is Making Some Chan...
March 10, 2018
Advanced Vision

If you've driven by our office lately, you've noticed that we're making some changes. We ask for your patience with our dust/construction as we giv...

Advanced Vision Care now carries Ray Ban
October 26, 2017
Advanced Vision

Advanced Vision Care is excited to announce that we now carry Ray Ban glasses and sunglasses. Come in and see our optician, Heather, and check out...

Welcome to Our Redesigned Site
April 11, 2017
Advanced Vision

After a lot of hard work with EyeMotion, our website company, we’re pleased to be launching our brand-new website.  Our goal has been to cre...

Accepted Payment Methods

We accept all forms of payment including flexible spending, debit cards, VISA, Apple Pay, MasterCard, Discover Network, and American Express.

payments

 

homepage image