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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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Scleral Lenses

Only At Pediatric Eye Clinic

If you've been told in the past that you cannot wear contact lenses because of your cornea or other issues,, you may want to get a second opinion and ask us about scleral contact lenses.

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Vision And Sport Performance

The Impact Of Vision Problems

Vision may be the most variable and selective of all the senses. Attempting to observe fast movements that occur in sport places great demands on human vision.

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How Fireworks Can Damage Your Eyes

Take Precautions

It is the Holiday Season and that means parties and fireworks will be taking up most of America’s time. But a new study shows that flying debris from the explosion of your firework may be more dangerous to the eye, than the power of the explosion itself.

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Vision Problems Can Affect School Behavior

Find Out If Your Kid Needs Help

Some children’s behavioral problems in school can be attributed to undiagnosed vision issues. Vision and learning are linked so strongly that if a child has an unknown visual obstacle, it can produce conduct such as:

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Ortho-K Underwater

The Solution For Your Swimmer

Contact lenses and swimming pool water don't mix. In fact any kind of water from hot tubs to showers or even tap water should never come into contact with contact lenses.

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Parent Hacks: Your Kids And Glasses

Follow The Advice From Experts

Finding out your child needs to wear glasses can be upsetting and overwhelming -- even if you suspected an eye issue. Moms and dads who have been through it recommend finding a pediatric ophthalmologist you and your child are both comfortable with (since you'll seeing her regularly), as well as connecting with other parents online or in your community to share tips and experiences.

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Benefits of Vision Correction with Contact Lenses

Enjoy Your Vision

Wearing contact lenses has many potential benefits. To get the most out of your contact lens-wearing experience, be sure to always practice healthy habits and remember that all types of contact lenses—even cosmetic lenses that don’t correct vision but change the color or look of the eye—are medical devices that need to be prescribed by an eye doctor.

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Maintain Your Child's Vision Healthy

Learn What You Can Do

Children are not just small adults. Their entire physiology is unique and that includes their eyes. Vision is something that we have a little when we are born, but our eyes and visual system grows and continues to develop well into our childhood years. Here are some expert advice to help your child see well and function fully while growing up.

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Winter Eye Care Tips

Protect Your Kids This Winter

Winter Eye Care Tips

There are new and different reasons to protect your eyes during the winter. Here are a few ways you can combat the effects of cold weather and dry air on your eyes.

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Controlling Nearsightedness in Children

Houston Myopia Treatment

Myopia (nearsightedness) is a common vision problem affecting children who can see well up close, while distant objects are blurred. Nearsighted children tend to squint to see distant objects such as the board at school. They also tend to sit closer to the television to see it more clearly.

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The Importance of Sunglasses For Children

Houston Pediatric Eye Clinic

Children may not be as interested as adults are in wearing sunglasses as a fashion accessory. But because kids spend so much time outdoors in direct sunlight, they need sun protection even more than adults.

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Contacts: Convenience and Comfort

Specialized Contact Lenses

Many people choose to wear contact lenses for sports, even if they prefer eyeglasses at work and for other daily activities. Contact lenses offer unobstructed peripheral vision and more natural-appearing vision, with no unwanted changes in image sizes that eyeglasses can sometimes produce.

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Your Child’s Vision

Pedro Gomez OD in Houston

Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of kids' development. Their eyes should be examined regularly, as many vision problems and eye diseases can be detected and treated early.

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All About Corneal Molding

Houston Non Surgical Corneal Molding Doctor

It is a specialty program designed to reduce or eliminate myopia (near-sightedness) and astigmatism (irregular eye surface). This procedure utilizes a highly customized contact lens (corneal mold) to gently and safely change the surface of the eye while you sleep in order to naturally improve vision.

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What Are Specialty Contact Lenses?

Wave Contact Lenses

Not every contact lens fits every eye. In fact, many complications can occur rendering some of the most popular contact lenses useless. For instance, certain eye conditions such as Keratoconus, Dry Eye Syndrome and Corneal Scarring often fail in traditional contact lenses.

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What Causes Keratoconus?

Keratoconus Therapy

The exact cause of keratoconus is unknown. There are many theories based on research and its association with other conditions.However, no one theory explains it all and it may be caused by a combination of things.

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How Does Ortho-K Work?

Houston Orthokeratology Doctor

Think of the cornea as the eye's equivalent of a watch crystal. It is a clear, dome shaped structure that overlies the colored iris. Its tissue is most similar to clear, wet skin; and like skin it is very pliable.

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Can Obesity be a Factor in Poor Vision Health?

Houston Eye Conditions Therapy

In recent years, obesity has been a huge problem for many developed nations. As the years go by, obesity rates seem to keep climbing, as well as the amount of certain diseases, such as heart disease. While it is clear there are obesity issues in many parts of the world, did you know that being obese can also negatively affect your vision?

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Seasonal Eye Allergy Symptoms

Pediatric Eye Clinic

An allergy is a heightened sensitivity to a foreign substance (called an allergen) that causes the body's defense system (the immune system) to overreact when defending itself.

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Poor Self-esteem And Your child's Vision

5 Tips for Positive Self-Esteem

All children have an innate desire to fit in with everyone around them. While parents can see and appreciate their child’s uniqueness and individualism, children may not have positive self-esteem if they appear different from their peers.

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My Child Needs Glasses, Now What?

Come To Pediatric Eye Clinic!

The American Optometric Association recommends that all children should have a vision exam within the first year of life and then again before school starts. Is this overkill?

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Vision and Sports In Children

The Importance of Good Vision in Sports

Eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in the United States and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related.1 These injuries account for an estimated 100,000 physician visits per year at a cost of more than $175 million.

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