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A Child’s Success in the Classroom and Visual performance

A Child’s Success in the Classroom is highly correlated to Visual performance There is a significant difference between sight, vision and vision perception. Sight is the ability to see. Vision is the ability to fixate, fuse and focus on what we see. Vision perception is the ability to interpret what we see. Sight or refractive [...]

2018-04-17T06:14:30+00:00 May 29th, 2014|Categories: Children, Visual Performance|Tags: , |Comments Off on A Child’s Success in the Classroom and Visual performance

How Can Your Children Learn if This is What They See?

Children are often not aware they have a visual problem. They think everyone sees the way they do! Diagnosing children's vision problems requires a comprehensive eye examination from a trained eye care professional. Pediatric optometrists and technicians make the exam process fun and use "games," not "tests," to put children at ease. The American Optometric Association [...]

2018-04-17T06:14:30+00:00 May 29th, 2014|Categories: Children, Eye Exams|Tags: , |Comments Off on How Can Your Children Learn if This is What They See?

School Vision Screenings – Are They Effective?

A decade ago school vision screenings were more comprehensive and technical than just checking students for the well known 20/20 visual acuity. Students were tested for functional vision problems like poor tracking, poor focusing, and the ability to not only see the chalkboard, but efficiently switch the focus from the chalkboard to the paper on [...]

2018-04-17T06:14:31+00:00 May 29th, 2014|Categories: Children|Tags: , |Comments Off on School Vision Screenings – Are They Effective?

Children’s Self-Perceptions Improve with Contacts

A recent 3-year study found that children's self-perceptions significantly improve with wearing contact lenses.  Researchers found that 8 to 11 year olds felt more accepted by peers and felt a better ability to play sports.  In addition, the youngsters felt better about their physical appearance as compared to glasses. Many parents inquire about what is an [...]

2018-04-17T06:14:31+00:00 May 29th, 2014|Categories: Children, Contact Lenses|Tags: , |Comments Off on Children’s Self-Perceptions Improve with Contacts

Children and Myopia

Children and Myopia - There is a good reason for kids to go play outside. A recent study published shows that myopia (nearsightedness) not only has a genetic component, but also an environmental one. Several studies examining myopia in large populations were analyzed. They report children who spend more time outdoors have less risk of developing myopia. The [...]

2018-04-17T06:14:31+00:00 May 29th, 2014|Categories: Children|Tags: , |Comments Off on Children and Myopia