Complete Vision Care Festus is now open every first and third Saturdays of each month, so make an appointment today. Complete Vision Care is located at 600 Westwood Drive in Festus and will be open from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm on these Saturdays. We understand the schedule of working individuals and realize that taking time off work for doctor appointments is not how you want to use your earned time off.
Doctors Mark Kahrhoff and Dustin Wiles will be available for comprehensive eye examinations including contact lens fitttings. Our team of expert opticians will be available for eyewear consultation to help you select the perfect frame and lenses. Call our office at (636) 931-2020 or click request an appointment to schedule an examination today.
It should come as no surprise that Americans today are living much longer than past generations. We’re also aging differently than our parents and grandparents. Baby boomers are entering their retirement years, but they aren’t about to slow down. Instead, they are looking for breath-taking experiences; and with this adventurous mindset comes the need to travel – specifically the need to travel by car. No matter the distance, getting behind the wheel of a car should be taken seriously and approached with safety in mind.
To keep yourself safe consider these proactive tips to keep your vision in tip-top shape.
Since 80% of learning is done visually, 3 years old is when Complete Vision Care recommends your children's first eye examination if you haven't noticed any troubles prior. We do see children as young as 6 months old if you have noticed trouble prior to three years old. Having your child's eyes examined this young is vital to ensuring (s)he is ready for school. There are many easily correctable vision-related troubles that can impede on your child's learning that we will assess at the eye examination. Even if you do not have vision insurance on your child, the Affordable Care Act recently made it mandatory for all medical insurances to cover a routine eye examination annually for children under the age of 18.
How will an eye examination play a role in my child's learning?
Approximately 80% of learning is done visually. Vision conditions that are undiagnosed and untreated become stumbling blocks to learning. When children are visually able to learn, they have the potential to be successful in everything they do.
Think about the tasks students tackle each day like reading & spelling, writing & computer work. To complete these tasks children must be able to see and understand information. Healthy vision is more than just the ability to see clearly from one end of the classroom to the other. It also includes visualizing, understanding & applying information that comes into the brain through the eyes.
Here are the seven essential visual abilities needed for learning.
-Visual Acuity: Seeing clearly at distance or near
-Accommodation: Maintaining clear vision as objects are move closer to the eyes
-Eye Teaming: Coordinating both eyes together so they both point at the exact same object
-Eye Movement: Tracking objects or views easily
-Perception: Interpreting correctly what is seen, and then reacting to it
-Eye-Hand Coordination: Using the eyes to guide the hands.
-Imagery: Seeing pictures in the mind.
-Remembering pictures of what has been seen in the past
-Visualizing new pictures in the mind.
We will ensure your child's eyes are seeing clearly and functioning as a team so they can learn efficiently.
Warning Signs that your child may have vision trouble:
Invest in your child's future, request an appointment below.
Dr. Dustin Wiles joins Complete Vision Care today, June 1st.
A native of Farmington, he is excited to return home to serve the local communities.
Prior to joining, he served as an optometrist in the US Army at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, where he provided comprehensive eye care services for active duty military members, veterans and their families. He also led a specialty contact lens service for patients with keratoconus, corneal transplants and other corneal abnormalities. He will continue to serve as an optometrist in the US Army Reserve.
Dr. Wiles graduated as valedictorian of the 2012 University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry class. During his training, he received many prestigious awards including the Carl Zeiss Vision Fellowship, VSP Scholarship Award for Excellence in the Pursuit of Primary Care Skills, Contact Lens Faculty Clinical Excellence Award, Dean’s Award for Excellence in Academic Scholarship, Ocular Instruments Award of Excellence in the Study of Ocular Disease, the Honor Award from Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society, and the National Board of Examiners in Optometry's Certificate of Commendation for having the highest part I board score for an UMSL Student. During his training, he gained experience in ocular disease management, specialty contact lenses and ocular surgery co-management through clinical rotations at the Saint Louis VA Medical Center, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Center for Advanced Medicine and St. Louis University Eye Institute.
Dr. Wiles practices the full scope of optometry and enjoys seeing patients of all ages. He has special interests in the management of dry eye disease, diabetic eye examination, and custom contact lenses for patients with keratoconus, corneal transplants and other corneal abnormalities.
Dr. Wiles is currently accepting patients in Leadington on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and he is accepting patients in Festus on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Dr. Wiles resides in Farmington with his wife, Steph’Annie and three young children, Annie, Jacob, and Samuel. When not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his family and in the outdoors.
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