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Rivertown Eye Care to offer free exams for children entering kindergarten

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Rivertown Eye Care to offer free exams for children entering kindergarten
Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

The Minnesota Optometric Association (MOA) has set Aug. 1 as Pre-K Eye Exam Day, a statewide effort that is part of its Good Sight for Kindergarten campaign. Participating MOA members will offer one-time, no-cost eye exams to 5-year-olds entering kindergarten.

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Drs. Eric and Joe Slapnicher at Rivertown Eye Care in Hastings, will participate. Contact Rivertown Eye Care at 651-437-5469 to register your pre-kindergarten child.

"The goal of Pre-K Exam Day is to let families know that good vision is essential to learning, and every child needs to have a comprehensive eye exam before entering school," said Dr. Eric Slapnicher, Rivertown Eye Care. "At least 25 percent of all school-age children have vision problems that impair their performance in school. This can be as many as 60 percent of children because vision problems can be confused with other disorders, and students may unnecessarily receive special education."

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