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See Your Child Off To School with Good Vision

Most progress at school is achieved with the use of a child's eyes. But even with this obvious link between eyesight and learning, a lot of parents don't seem to be aware of how frequently occurring vision problems are, and don't include a visit to the eye doctor as part of their child's back to school to-do list. As your kid's vision may change frequently, regular eye and vision care is crucial to good school results and self esteem.

As children go through school, it becomes even more important to keep tabs on their vision. Telltale signs may include reversing numbers or letters, watery eyes and frequent eye rubbing, squinting, avoiding small print, and head tilting.

Impaired vision and increasing demands on the eyes, such as smaller print in textbooks or additional homework may significantly impact his/her work. Recently developed educational technology, such as interactive whiteboards, can even provoke less obvious vision problems. If a child doesn't have good enough vision, it isn't just their performance at school that is affected. It's mentally and emotionally challenging for them also.

If your child has already been fitted for glasses, the start of the school year is a good opportunity to see if their current frames are right for them. If you want a kid to wear his glasses, he better be happy them!

So stop by to see us as part of your back-to-school routine. We'll help all the kids we treat commence the year afresh with vision that's in excellent condition.

SOUTH COAST OPTOMETRY UPDATE – JULY 1, 2020

COVID-19 has been and continues to be an ongoing trial for all of us. During this unforeseen time, we ask kindly for your understanding and compliance to the CDC guidelines. In order to decrease the chances of contraction, we are allowing only one parent to accompany their child during the examination. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

We also want to inform you of the new additional symptoms of COVID-19 that have been added to the previous symptoms as potential indicators of having COVID-19:

New symptoms:             Congestion/runny nose
                                           Nausea
                                           Diarrhea

Previous symptoms:       Headache
                                            Fever/chills
                                            Dry cough
                                            Shortness of breath
                                            Fatigue
                                            Sore throat
                                            Muscle/body aches
                                            New loss of taste or smell

Please be aware that a person does not have to have all of these symptoms but anyone or multiple symptoms can be an indicator of having COVID-19. If you or any family members are experiencing any of the above symptoms, we kindly ask that you reschedule your appointment and contact yourprimary care provider. It is best to reschedule your appointment with us after being symptom-free for14 days.

We at South Coast Optometry truly appreciate each and every one of you as a person and value your trust in us to take care of your most precious eyes. As always, we will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and communicate any and all changes through our website,
www.SouthCoastOptometry.com. Again, we truly appreciate your understanding and support during this unprecedented time and look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Sincerely,

Dr. Daniel E. Quon, O.D., and The Entire South Coast Optometry Team!!!

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Until further notice, we are only seeing essential care patients. Our hours are:
Monday: 10:00 AM to 7:00PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

We now offer TeleHealth consultations, Call (714) 540-2020 to schedule a time
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