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5900 Heckert Rd.
P.O. Box 324
Bakerstown, PA 15007
724-443-6767 Phone
724-443-6730 Fax

4001 Freeport Rd.
Natrona Heights, PA 15065
724-226-0444 Phone
724-226-0744 Fax

 

Children’s Eye Exams

Back To School Eye Exams

Backpacks, lunch boxes, clothes shopping – it’s back to school time! When you mark off items on your ‘Back-To- School’ checklist, don’t forget to make an eye exam appointment for your child. Have you been bombarded with all of the health forms and documents that need to be filled out for your little one to either go back to school or start a new adventure in attending school for the first time? With all of the hustle and bustle of buying new clothes, school supplies, getting immunizations, and reviewing schedules,… Continue reading

Back To School Eye Exams

For parents of school age children, that Staples commercial of “it’s the most wonderful time of the year back to school sale” comes to mind. As your child prepares for another year, it’s a great time to schedule their annual eye exams.

August is children’s eye health and safety month. As a good rule of thumb, you should have your child’s eyes examined by an eye care professional in their first year of life as an infantSEE exam and then they should have regular eye exams starting around preschool age… Continue reading

Distance Learning and Vision Problems

There are a number of changes that occurred during the past year as a result of the pandemic and distant learning. Many young students spent more time than ever staring at their computer screens, tablets and phones. Between school and social interaction and play, electronic devices seemed to be attached to kids and adults alike.

Because many kids spent last year learning from home, the vision screenings that typically occurred during the school year were delayed or not given at all. This has created a perfect storm for issues regarding… Continue reading

Eye Exams and Learning – A Winning Combo

When should you schedule your child’s first eye exam? We know 2020 was quite a different year for kids and school. For some children, spending multiple hours in virtual classrooms has taken a toll on their vision. Parents have turned to computer glasses that help reflect the UV lights from the blue screen. Children may be experiencing eye strain, headaches or you see them squinting. This could be a sign they need glasses.

Many preschools were on hold this past year, but there are signs of change as you may… Continue reading

What to Expect at My Child’s First Eye Exam

American Optometric Association (AOA), states “infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age.” Did you know that Bissell Eye Care provides eye examinations for free to children as young as 6 months up to one year old? As children enter preschool around 3 years of age they should be rechecked and then again right before kindergarten. Experts say 5 -10 % of preschoolers and 25 % of school-aged children have vision problems.

During a child’s eye exam, we will perform three assessments, including a vision… Continue reading

Childhood Dreams Become Reality

Who says childhood dreams don’t come true?  For Dr. Bissell, he knew at an early age he wanted to become an optometrist.  Dr. Roger Johnson, a local optometrist became a mentor and longtime friend watching Dr. Bissell grow personally and professionally.  Dr. Johnson has since retired and Dr. Bissell purchased the practice in 2013.  Since that time, the practice has grown and most recently relocated to their own space located at 4001 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights.

With state-of the-art equipment, new merchandise and an elite staff… Continue reading

Back To School Checklist

child's eye exam

Backpacks, lunch boxes, clothes shopping – it’s back to school time! When you mark off items on your ‘Back-To- School’ checklist, don’t forget to make an eye exam appointment for your child. August is National Children’s Vision Month and the perfect time to talk about the importance of providing the best vision and eye health for your kids. Whether it’s the first time attending preschool or kindergarten or your child’s high school years, it’s important to make eye exams a back-to-school tradition.

Young children with vision problems are unlikely to… Continue reading

IS IT TOO EARLY FOR YOUR CHILD’S FIRST EYE EXAM?

Eye-Exams-For Children

You may notice many preschools are starting to advertise registration for the 2019-2020 school year. Something to consider before your child enters preschool is an eye exam. Did you know that Bissell Eye Care provides comprehensive eye examinations for children as young as 6 months of age? For children under the age of one, we do not charge for the examination.

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), “infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. Experts say 5 -10 % of preschoolers and 25… Continue reading

BACK TO SCHOOL EYE EXAMS

Back-To-School-Eye-ExamA Back to School comprehensive eye exam can be a key to your child’s success at school. Will your child be among the 86% of children that don’t have a comprehensive vision exam before returning to school or entering school/preschool for the first time?

Vacations are almost over and we’re entering the back to school mode, a time for excitement and learning. Our children receive so much information at school….are they ready to thrive in today’s fast-paced and challenging educational environment? Technology can often add additional strain to your eyes.… Continue reading

GRADY GETS GLASSES

first-pair-of-glassesGrady Gets Glasses, a new program offered by Bissell Eye Care provides a book written by a retired school teacher and local author, Dede Rittman, to young children who receive their first pair of glasses. It talks about the importance of being able to see better and how glasses will help.

For parents of young children, learning your child needs glasses may be a bit overwhelming at first, but you’ll be amazed at the difference in their ability to see clearly and function better. All of the doctors at Bissell… Continue reading