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Eye Problems And Diabetes

Glaucoma

When fluid inside the eye doesn't drain properly, pressure can build up. The increase in pressure can damage nerves and the blood vessels in the eye, causing changes in vision.

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Vision Problems Can Be Learning Problems!

Uncovering Hidden Vision Problems

It's not always easy to pinpoint an exact reason why a child isn't doing well in school. Frequently, learning difficulties are due to a combination of problems. But when children struggle in school or perform below their potential, an undiagnosed vision problem may be the cause.

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Vision Issues

How They Affect Reading And Learning

Over 10 million children suffer from undetected vision problems in the United States. Almost 1 out of every 5 school-aged children struggles with reading. Some suffer from dyslexia or a learning disability, but a large number of these children have something in common. Their language processing and phonetic awareness skills are intact; their vision is not. Vision is often the hidden problem that keeps students from doing well in school.

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Contact Lenses In Your Child's Eyes

Part III Deciding If Contacts Are Right For Your Child

  • Consider your child's lifestyle. Is your child very active? Does he participate in many sports or group activities that can be impeded by glasses? Is he worried about breaking her glasses when she is active? 36% of optometrists say that parents request contacts for their children so they can more fully participate in sports.
    • Contacts can also help improve your child's peripheral vision when he participates in sports.

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Contact Lenses In Your Child's Eyes

Part II Caring For Them

  • Help your child insert her lenses only on a temporary basis. It is important that your child learn how to insert her lenses for herself. Many optometrists will request that your child practice inserting a trial pair of contacts at their office. If your child inserts her contact lenses herself, this will also reduce her desire to blink during the application process.
    • A recent study found that children between the ages of eight and nine were all successfully able to insert their own contact lenses

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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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