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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?

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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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Vision and Reading in Children

A Look at Reading and Vision

Getting at the root of reading problems

Because a combination of problems, rather than just one, is usually at the root of a reading difficulty, all possible causes should be explored.

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Children's Vision Health

What Parents Need To Know

When monitoring your child’s health, an important factor to consider is whether or not your child could be developing eye and vision issues.

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Need An Eye Exam?

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It's important for adults to have eye exams on a regular basis to check for problems. Regular eye exams are critical for detecting:

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Should You See An Eye Doctor?

And When To Visit Them

Serious eye symptoms
Eye problems? See an MD if you:
-Suddenly lose all or part of your vision. You might have a retinal detachment, which could lead to blindness.

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Does Wearing Glasses Weaken Your Eyesight?

A Study Reveals The Truth

There are lots of reasons why people don’t always wear their glasses. They might dislike the way they look, get teased or simply feel more comfortable without them. Beyond comfort and aesthetics, though, some fear that wearing glasses too often will weaken their eyesight, and that they will increasingly rely on them more often than when first worn.

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Latest Technology In Ortho-K

Only At Pediatric Eye Clinic

How does it work?

Your vision is corrected with a custom designed Ortho-K lens that is similar to a contact lens. When placed on your  eye, the special Ortho-K lens floats on your tear-film, gently reshaping your cornea (the front surface of your eye while you sleep.

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The Importance of Vision Screening for Children

How to Identify a Child in Need

Vision problems have been shown to adversely affect a child’s achievement in school. Myopic children have trouble reading blackboard notes or other classroom presentation materials. Hyperopic children will have trouble reading or doing any kind of close work.

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Understanding Eye Allergies

Eye Allergies Triggers

When you say, "I have allergies," people expect you to sneeze. But your nose isn’t the only part of your body that gets hit during an allergy attack. You can also have red, swollen, and itchy eyes.

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Smartphones Ruin More Than Your Sleep

They May Also Be Destroying Your Vision

If you are buying a new iPhone, don't use it in bed — and not just because nighttime smartphone use messes up your sleep cycle.

The blue light from personal electronic devices has also been linked to serious physical and mental health problems.

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Exploring The Ortho-K Benefits

Vision Correction at Pediatric Eye Clinic

One of the hottest topics in eye care today is orthokeratology, more commonly referred to as Ortho-K by doctors who offer this specialty vision correction option and patients who have already adopted this myopia-correcting modality.

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Your Eyes Need Sun Protection, Too

Prepare For The Summer

Sunscreen is great at maintaining healthy skin, but what many people may not realize is just how vulnerable the eyes are to sun damage. Overexposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays has been shown to contribute to the development of cataracts as well as more serious eye cancers. Macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness among older Americans, also has been linked to prolonged exposure to the sun.

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Conjunctivitis: Highly Contagious Eye Infection

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When the redness in your eye turns itchy, painful, oozy or crusty, you may be the victim of an eye infection commonly known as pink eye. The medical term for pink eye is conjunctivitis. It occurs when the conjunctiva, the thin, transparent lining that covers the back of the eyelid and loops back to cover the white of the eye, becomes inflamed.

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Computer Eye Strain

Symptoms And Solutions

Many people who use computers complain of eye strain. Looking at a monitor for a long time can strain your eyes or can make any other problems you are having with your eyes seem more noticeable.

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Dry Eye Syndrome

Pediatric Eye Clinic Can Help You

Summer is almost here and while warmer days are welcomed by many, for others the hot weather brings with it dry eyes—a condition that can strike anyone.

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Vision Therapy For Children

What Are The Benefits?

Many children have vision problems other than simple refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. These “other” vision problems include amblyopia (“lazy eye”), eye alignment or eye teaming problems, focusing problems, and visual perceptual disorders. Left untreated, these non-refractive vision problems can cause eyestrain, fatigue, headaches, and learning problems.

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Keratoconus: Causes

What Causes This Eye Condition?

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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Visual Disturbances

Blurred Vision

Blurred vision can be an important indicator of eye disease. It can affect one eye (unilateral blurred vision) or both eyes (bilateral blurred vision), and whether it occurs often or rarely, it should never go untreated.

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Alternative to Eye Surgery

Ortho-k: Reshape Cornea

Millions of Americans need glasses or contacts to help them see clearly, and while many get laser eye surgery to correct their vision, not everyone can do so, including kids.

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