Developmental Milestones In Your Baby’s Vision

Babies touch their hands together at 2 months.         Babies' eyes begin to move with less movement of the head ("doll's eyes" appearance begins to fade).         Babies inspect their surroundings.         Babies' eyes begin to follow moving objects and people.         When spoken to, babies watch the speaker's face and hold eye contact (at 3 to 4 months).         Both e...
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Contact Lens Prescriptions Explained

Contact Lens Prescription Explained
Believe it or not there is a difference between a spectacle and contact lens prescription. When a lens is placed on the eye it will most likely need to have its power adjusted. This is more evident in moderate to higher prescriptions. In addition the actual fitting parameters need to be documented. Lets take a look at a sample prescription:   O.D. -4.00 8.3 14.4 Brand X O.S. -3.50 8.3 ...
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AAA Offers Home-Based Vision Test for Senior Drivers

Home-Based Vision Test for Senior Drivers
The American Automobile Association (AAA), as part of its "Lifelong Safe Mobility" initiative, has developed a first-of-its kind tool to help seniors self-assess their visual acuity and other abilities important for safe driving.   Roadwise Review: A Tool to Help Seniors Drive Safely Longer, is a CD-ROM that measures visual acuity, head/neck flexibility, short-term memory and five other physical...
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What to Expect At Your Eye Exam

A comprehensive eye exam includes a variety of brief tests and evaluations to determine the health of your eyes and the quality of your eyesight.  Some of the preliminary testing and data gathering will be performed an assistant or technician.  But the health evaluation of your eyes, the prescription of your eyeglasses and/or contact lenses, and the analysis of the findings of your exam ...
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Preparing for Your Eye Exam

Here are a number of tips to help you prepare for your eye exam.  Following these recommendations will make your exam go smoother and help your optometrist or ophthalmologist give you the best possible care.1.      Think of any specific questions about your eyes and vision that you want your eye doctor to answer.  If necessary, write the questions down so you won...
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When To Have An Eye Exam

It's important for everyone to have eye exams on a regular basis.  Having your eyes examined by an optometrist or ophthalmologist is the best way to keep your eyes healthy and to make sure you are seeing the world as clearly as possible. How frequently you should have eye exams is determined by your age, your health, whether you wear contact lenses, your family medical history, and other...
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