Children's Eye Health Questions

  • Headaches and dizziness

  • Squinting

  • Holding books close to their face or too far away

  • Sitting close to the TV, computer or tablet

  • Twisting or tilting their head to favor one eye

  • Frequent blinking or rubbing their eyes

  • Inability to judge distance properly (bumping into things)

  • Decreased performance in school and athletics

A vision screening (whether conducted by a primary care physician, a school nurse, or in a community-based setting) is not a diagnostic process and does not replace a comprehensive examination by an eye doctor. The purpose of vision screening is to increase the number of individuals in need of care who ultimately receive comprehensive eye exams and necessary treatment.
Screenings can identify subjects at high risk for eye disease, detect disorders in an early, treatable stage, provide valuable information and education about eye care. Screenings do not test for eye function or mobility and will miss 60% of undiagnosed vision conditions. Often, they result in a referral to an eye care professional where a doctor can prescribe a treatment plan. Your child may pass a vision screening but may need glasses.
An annual eye exam performed by a doctor is the only way to thoroughly assess eye function, vision correction and eye health.
A comprehensive eye exam can only be conducted by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. Specialized equipment and procedures are used that allow the doctor to evaluate vision and eye health, make a definitive diagnosis and prescribe a prescription for vision correction if necessary. Eye exams are non-invasive and typically take about 30 minutes.

Annually is recommended for school age children. An easy way to remember is to add "Annual Eye Exam" to your child's Back-to-School checklist and they'll start every school year with optimum visual performance to achieve both inside and outside of the classroom.

Click here and simply enter your zip code to find the Visionworks location nearest you.

Visionworks accepts hundreds of vision insurance plans including Davis Vision, VSP, FEP Blue Vision, United Healthcare Vision, NVA, Cigna and Superior Vision. To find out if your vision insurance is accepted, click on the Visionworks store location nearest you and you'll see the top five plans in that area. If you don't see your vision plan listed, simply call the store directly to see if Visionworks is a provider.

An annual eye examination and glasses are covered by many health plans. Under the Affordable Care Act, children up to 18 years of age can receive vision care that's provided by an optometrist. Visit to view or change your current coverage.

Click here to view our statistics infographic which outlines the importance of children's eye health.

Voucher Program Questions

Yes. Each child must have a physical voucher to turn into the store (and doctor if sublease) for their free eye exam and glasses. Each voucher has a serialized authorization code.

Have the parent/legal guardian call Samantha Peña (210-245-2155) or email at and we will send another voucher in the mail.

Yes, the voucher expiration is listed on the voucher.

(1) complete comprehensive eye exam and (1) complete pair of glasses (if determined necessary by a doctor). Eyeglasses include frames ($69.95 or less) with polycarbonate lenses. Single vision or bi-focals if prescribed.

Yes. Any frame upgrades, options or lens treatments are not covered and will be the responsibility of the parent or guardian. Payment for the upgrades or options will be required before glasses can be processed.

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