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Contact Lenses In Your Child's Eyes

Part I How To Put Them

  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water and dry them thoroughly. If you are using a towel, make sure that you do not have any fibers from the towel on the index finger you are using to insert the contact lens.
    • Avoid drying your hands with paper towels, as these tend to leave more fibers on your finger.

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Teaching Kids Good Eye Habits

When Playing

Teaching our children how important it is to take care of their eyes should be just as important as teaching them their ABCs. Out of all the other sense, hearing, touch, smell and taste, vision is the one that usually has the greatest impact on their development. Here’s how to teach your child to adopt a lifetime of good eye habits.

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How To Choose Glasses For Kids

6 Tips For Finding The Best Glasses For Your Preschooler

As many as 1 in 20 preschoolers wears glasses. If you've got a little four-eyes, use our guide to finding the best pair for her peepers:

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Hereditary Eye Diseases

Top 3

Disorders of the eye can be caused by infection, injury or complications from diseases of other organs, such as the brain or blood vessels. In addition to these influences, genetics play a role in predetermining a person’s susceptibility to eye disease. Pain and visual impairment are common consequences of eye diseases, and those with a familial predisposition to eye disease would do well to educate themselves on the effects of their condition and the options for treatment.

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Kids' Eyes

How To Keep Them Healthy

Healthy eyes and good vision can be crucial to children's development, yet up to one in five school-age children has a vision problem. That's where parents can make a difference.

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Vision Problems In Children

Warning Signs

While children with a family history of childhood vision problems are more likely to have eye problems themselves, all parents should know the warning signs of vision problems.

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Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation

And Your Eyes

Extended exposure to the sun's UV rays has been linked to eye damage, including cataracts, macular degeneration, pingueculae, pterygia and photokeratitis that can cause temporary vision loss.

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How To Protect Your Eyes In Summer?

Use This Checklist

  • Sun protection. It's important to wear sunglasses all year long, but summertime is great for purchasing new shades for your whole family. Even little eyes need protection from the sun's harmful UV rays.

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Sunlight: Good For the Eyes And The Brain

No, Not Staring Into The Sun, Just Outdoor Light

Of course, the sun is important because it offers us vitamin D for free, and is the major source of this important nutrient that has powerful effects throughout the body. Vitamin D allows one to more effectively use calcium, improves the immune system, helps prevents cancer, and is important for brain function.

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Can Vision Problems Affect Your Child's Life?

Self-esteem And Vision Health

While many vision problems are first suspected in a school setting or learning environment when a child has difficulty with reading, writing, math, or engages in disruptive classroom behavior, vision problems can also significantly affect the child’s life outside of school.

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The Secrets To Having A Great Vision

Follow These Easy 5 Tips

Mom used to tell us the eat lots of carrots. She said that would give us pretty eyes, or wait, was it good eyes? Well, she wasn’t really off the mark that much. She knew carrots were good for us, but maybe she didn’t exactly know why. There are many secrets to having great vision and we will cover some of them, even the carrots mom wanted us to eat.

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Say Goodbye To Your Glasses

We Have The Solution For You!

This is a revolutionary non-surgical procedure that eliminates the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses. It improves vision by gently reshaping your eye WHILE YOU SLEEP using specially designed therapeutic contact lenses. You just put the specially fitted lenses in at bedtime, and when you awake, you will have clear, sharp, natural vision for your waking hours.

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4 Eye Health Myths: Debunked

Treat Your Eyes Like Your Two Best Friends

In between dead grass and snow puddles, we'll soon glimpse the first signs of spring: Butter-colored daffodils, perking their petals and welcoming us to sunnier times. These flowers are such an inspiring sight to see that we'll likely forget the two eyes that actually, well, saw it.

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Screen Kid's Internet Habits

To Prevent Vision Problems

Parents have two more items to add to their back-to-school checklist: an eye check for their children and a review of their computer workstation for possible causes of eye strain.

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Tips to Help Kids Overcome Fear of Doctors

Make Their Visits Fun!

No child loves going to the doctor, but some kids are downright petrified. It's no surprise, considering that most kids don't like being handled by an unfamiliar person, let alone the fact that there's a chance they might get shots. Here are tips on how to help your little one feel a little safer and calmer during his next visit.

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Specialized Uses of Contact Lenses

Orthokeratology (Ortho-K)

Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, is a lens fitting procedure that uses specially designed rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses to change the curvature of the cornea to temporarily improve the eye’s ability to focus on objects. This procedure is primarily used for the correction of myopia (nearsightedness).

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What Are Scleral Lenses?

What Do They Do?

The design and manufacture of scleral lenses has been a story of technological development significant for improvement in comfort, material, and affinity for the ocular surface.

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Preparing Your Child for an Eye Exam

A Trip To The Doctor

A trip to the doctor, any kind of doctor, can feel a child with anxiety and worry as they anticipate what is going to happen during their visit. A visit to the eye doctor is no different for many children, some of whom are very vocal about their reservations, and others who feel silently nervous about what to expect.

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Get Your Ortho-K Lenses

Visit Us In Pediatric Eye Clinic

Orthokeratology is a non-surgical treatment that uses precise, specially shaped contact lenses to temporarily reshape the cornea in order to eliminate nearsightedness or myopia so that you can see better at distance without wearing eyeglasses or regular contact lenses throughout the day.

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Smartphones Could Detect Eye Cancer

Can It Detect Retinoblastoma?

You might have heard of this trick before, but take note — it’s literally a lifesaver. Retinoblastoma is a rare type of aggressive eye cancer that almost exclusively affects young children. It develops as a tumor in the retina but can be diagnosed with just a smartphone.

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Bring Your Child For An Eye Exam

Pediatric Eye Clinic: (713) 772-6567

Eye exams for children are extremely important. Experts say 5 percent-10 percent of pre-schoolers and 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems. Early identification of a child's vision problem is crucial because, if left untreated, some childhood vision problems can cause permanent vision loss.

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Eyes A Window Into Your Health

Forget about the old saying, instead learn the new saying - Our eyes are the window to your health!

Eyes, which have the only exposed blood vessels in the body, can tell a lot about a person’s general health.
Because of this, they play an increasingly important role in identifying health problems.

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