Common Myths About Vision In Children

Common Myths About Vision In Children
1.  Myth: Babies can see only black and white.Truth: Babies are born with an immature color vision system. They can see color at birth, although they cannot see the color blue. The key to helping babies develop good color vision is to give them things to look at that have high contrast (a big difference between colors). For example, a baby will more easily be able to tell that a light-yellow ...
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Common Eye Disorders In Children

Amblyopia, also known as "lazy eye," occurs in 2% to 3% of babies and, in the US, in 75,000 3-year-olds per year. In this condition, poor vision in one or both eyes may result in the eyes not pointing in the same direction (misalignment) or in the eyes becoming crossed (strabismus). Amblyopia may be inherited or caused by uncorrected refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatis...
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What Does My Baby See?

What Does My Baby See
As you can see in the above diagram, the visual system works like a camera. the lens: a crystalline lens that receives light through the clear cornea and helps focus light on the retina. film (or a digital recorder): the retina, located along the back curve of the eyeball, on which the lens focuses light from the object seen. a connector: the optic nerve, which carries recorded light and colo...
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Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome
Using a computer has become a normal part of life for most Americans.  Consider these statistics: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 50 percent of all workers in the United States use a computer at their job. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), about 90 percent of children and adolescents ages 5 to 17 use computers at school or at home. ...
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Eye-Friendly Vitamins

Eye-Friendly Vitamins
Research shows that many diseases - including cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, inflammatory joint disease, and degenerative conditions of the nervous system - are caused by a process called oxidation.  Unstable and highly reactive molecules in the body called free radicals mediate this process.  Oxidation by free radicals also appears to be involved in the development of certain eye disease...
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Keep Your Eyes Fit With Good Nutrition

Keep Your Eyes Fit With Good Nutrition
Most Americans are overweight or obese because of lack of exercise and an improper diet. In addition to increasing the risk of diabetes, heart attack and stroke, inactivity and obesity have also been shown to be risk factors for cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).1 Increasing your physical activity and maintaining a well-balanced diet will improve the quality of you...
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Contact Lenses and Children

Contact Lenses and Children
The human eye can tolerate contact lens wear at a very early age.  In some cases, infants are fit with contact lenses to treat vision problems present at birth.   The main factors in determining when pre-teens and teenagers can begin wearing contact lenses are motivation and responsibility.  If your child is highly motivated to wear contact lenses and is responsible enough to care for them prope...
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