Dr. Ralph Hutter
4049 Ball Rd
Cypress, CA 90630
Dr. Joy Nakabayashi
6309 Greenleaf Ave.
Whittier, CA 90601
 
P: (714) 828-0600
P: (562) 698-9907
 
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Cypress Office Hours
 
Monday: 10:00 - 5:30
Tuesday: 10:00 - 7:00
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9:00 - 5:30
Friday: 9:00 - 5:00
Saturday: 9:00 - 1:00
 
 
 
Whittier Office Hours
 
Monday: 9:00 - 5:30
Tuesday: 9:00 - 5:30
Wednesday: 9:00 - 7:00
Thursday: 9:00 - 5:30
Friday: 9:00 - 5:30
Saturday: Closed
 
 
 
 
 

School-Age Vision

A good education for your child starts with good schools, good teachers and good vision. Your child's eyes are constantly in use in the classroom and at play. When his or her vision is not functioning properly, learning and participation in recreational activities will also suffer.

The basic vision skills needed for school use are:
Near Vision. The ability to see clearly and comfortably at 10-13 inches.
Distance Vision. The ability to see clearly and comfortably beyond arm's reach.
Binocular coordination. The ability to use both eyes together.
Eye movement skills. The ability to aim the eyes accurately, move smoothly and shift them quickly and accurately.
Focusing skills. The ability to keep both eyes accurately focused at the proper distance and to change focus quickly.
Peripheral awareness. The ability to be aware of things located to the side while looking straight ahead.
Eye/hand coordination. The ability to use the eyes and hands together.

If any of these or other vision skills are lacking or do not function properly, your child will have to work harder. This can lead to headaches, fatigue and other eyestrain problems. As a parent, be alert for symptoms that may indicate your child has a vision or visual processing problem.

Symptoms to watch for that may indicate your child has a vision or visual processing problem!
It is important to let us know if you notice your child frequently:
Loses their place while reading
Avoids close work
Holds reading material closer than normal
Tends to rub their eyes
Has headaches
Turns or tilts head to use one eye only 
Makes frequent reversals when reading or writing
Uses finger to maintain place when reading
Omits or confuses small words when reading
Consistently performs below potential
Since vision changes can occur without you or your child noticing them, your child should visit the eye doctor at least once a year. If needed, the doctor can prescribe treatment including eyeglasses, contact lenses or vision therapy.
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Joy Nakabayashi - Whittier 6309 Greenleaf Ave. Whittier, CA 90601 Phone: (562) 698-9907
Dr. Ralph Hutter, OD - Cypress 4049 Ball Rd. Cypress, CA 90630 Phone: (714) 828-0600

Cypress Eye Optometry Group proudly serves Cypress, CA and the surrounding areas of Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach, La Palma, Long Beach, Lakewood, Anaheim, Hawaiian Gardens, Buena Park, Cerritos, Stanton and Garden Grove.

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