What is a Doctor of Optometry?
Doctors of Optometry (O.D.s/optometrists) are the independent primary health care professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye.
No matter what your age – from toddler up to grandparent – having an annual eye exam is a good thing! Did you know an eye exam can lead to early detection of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or stroke? Has your child had a comprehensive exam? If not, you could be risking their learning ability and quality of life. Find out more at www.ThinkAboutYourEyes.com!
KIDSIGHT South Dakota is a free statewide vision screening program provided to children ages 12 months and up. Trained volunteers will come right to your school or daycare! We use the latest technology and equipment to detect many eye problems. The vision screening machine simply takes a picture of the child's eyes and within seconds provides accurate results. No physical contact is made with the child and no eye drops are required. Parental consent is required with all screenings. If the screen determines your child may have vision or eye health problems, you will be referred to a doctor of optometry for a complete eye exam. If you would like to schedule a screening, click here.