Therapy and the Treatment of Reading Problems

Therapy and the Treatment of Reading Problems
Optometrist who specialize in vision therapy contend that vision therapy can be beneficial for some children suffering from reading problems and learning disabilities.  Critics concede that vision therapy may help correct certain binocular vision disorders, but they say no scientific evidence exists that proves vision therapy can correct the developmental and neurological conditions that cause man...
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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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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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How Strong Are the Visual Skills of Your Child?

How Strong Are the Visual Skills of Your Child?
If you suspect your child has a vision problem, your first step is to schedule a routine eye exam with an optometrist or ophthalmologist.  Most youngsters who have vision problems simply have nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.  These refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, it's estimated that 20 percent of school-aged children have visua...
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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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