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Focusing in on Eye Care; Plus, Advice for Back-to-School Health

Checking up on general eye care and health information as students head back to school.



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As the school year begins, there is much to do to get students ready for a new year, which includes making sure they're up to date on their wellness exams.

First, we're joined by Dr. Kate King, President of the National Association of School Nurses, who shares the essential things that parents should keep in mind when sending their kids back to school, including having the right immunizations, maintaining hydration, and proper nutrition.

Then, General Ophthalmologist Dr. John Anderson joins the conversation to share insight on the importance of student eye exams, as clear vision can ensure students' success in the classroom. Dr. Anderson also weighs in on signs to be aware of for vision problems for adults, and he takes listeners calls to answer their various eye health questions.



Kate King, DNP, MS, RN, LSN

Dr. John Anderson

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