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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

Call Us Now For An Appointment!

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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Color Blindness

Visual Disabilities

Colour (color) blindness (colour vision deficiency, or CVD) affects approximately 1 in 12 men (8%) and 1 in 200 women in the world. In Britain this means that there are approximately 2.7 million colour blind people (about 4.5% of the entire population), most of whom are male.

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Playing Outdoors Grants Better Vision

Let Your Kids Go Out

Children who play more outdoors are smarter, leaner and stronger than kids more inclined toward indoor activities, and a new study finds they have another advantage: They're less likely to suffer from nearsightedness, in which objects in the distance appear blurry.

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Saving on Eye Care: Bargains and Risks

You Eyes And Vision Have No Price

According to the CDC, 61 million Americans are at high risk of losing their eyesight, yet only half that number saw an eye doctor in the previous year. Pierce says that many people equate the health of their eyes with their ability to see. If they don't have vision problems now, or they have glasses that correct their vision, they often believe that their eyes are doing just fine.

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Specialty Contact Lens - Pediatric Eye Clinic

Your Eyes, Your Lens, Your Doctor

No two fingerprints are alike and the same is true for your eyes, especially the cornea (the clear tissue where a contact lens sits). Each cornea has its own distinct shape and texture, just like a fingerprint. So it makes sense that a contact lens should mirror the cornea.

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of LASIK Surgery

What Are The Reasonable Expectations?

LASIK has been proven to be safe and effective for most people. With careful patient screening and selection, reasonable expectations, and in the care of an experienced surgeon, most patients will be very pleased with their results. These are some of the other advantages of LASIK:

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The Importance Of Regular Eye Exams

Checking Eye Health Is Essential

Why are routine eye exams important?
Many eye experts disagree on how often patients should have their eyes examined, but there is no disagreement that everyone should have a regular eye exam that includes both vision testing and an eye health evaluation.

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Do You Want To See Clearly?

You Can Do It Now, Thanks To Pediatric Eye Clinic

Quick! Put your hands on your head. Are your glasses there? Grab your neck are they dangling there? Now, hold your electric bill four feet from your face and try to read it....

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Children's Vision And The New Classroom

New Technologies Could Cause Vision Problems

Today's teachers make full use of computers, interactive whiteboards, digital devices, and even 3D technology to enhance the learning environment. Forty percent of teachers use computers for instruction, and at least one computer is in 97% of all American classrooms.

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The Orthokeratology Procedure

Correct Your Vision Without Pain

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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Why Ortho-K?

Ortho-K vs. Soft Contact Lenses

We can all agree that there are some indisputable benefits of orthokeratology—such as convenience and safety. Keep in mind that you should mention both the pros and cons of ortho-k with your patients.

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Eye Exams For Children

Scheduling Your Child's Eye Exam

Here At Pediatric Eye Clinic, we are medical professionals ready to examine your child's eyes. We have specific equipment and training to detect and diagnose potential vision problems.

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Eating Blueberries Can Help Improve Night Vision

Protect Against Glaucoma

The health benefits of blueberries are seemingly endless, and among these are improved eyesight, particularly at night. Multiple studies out of Europe and Israel confirm that eating blueberries regularly may help improve night vision, while another study out of Japan says blueberries can help reduce eyestrain and improve weak eyesight.

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Ortho-K: Frequently Asked Questions

Our Experts Answer

Who is a candidate for Ortho-k?

Orthokeratology is frequently a good option for nearsighted individuals who are too young for LASIK surgery or for some other reason are not good candidates for vision correction surgery.

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Children's Eye Health Tips

5 Helpful Tips

Contrary to popular belief, eye disease is not just an affliction of the elderly, it can cause vision loss in babies, children, teenagers and adults alike. The first eight years of a child’s life are critical for eye development.

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Lower Risk Of Nearsightedness

Play Outdoors With Your Children

Data from the Sydney Myopia Study, which included reports from the parents of over 4,000 Australian school children, was analyzed in a new study led by Kathryn A. Rose M.D.

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Computer Vision Syndrome

Are Your Children At Risk?

Up until now, many health care professionals have concerned themselves with caring for adults suffering from computer vision syndrome. Computer vision syndrome or CVS often results when a person spends too many hours working on a computer or straining to see while working on a computer.

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Lasik Eye Surgery vs. Ortho K

What Are the Risks?

Most patients are very pleased with the results of their refractive surgery. However, like any other medical procedure, there are risks involved. That’s why it is important for you to understand the limitations and possible complications of refractive surgery.

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Amazing Study About Ortho-K

Ideal For Kids

A study of 16 myopic children found that overnight wear with an orthokeratology lens in one eye for a duration of 3 months dramatically reduced myopia in the central 20-degree visual field, leaving the peripheral visual field with relative myopic defocus. The researchers noted that such changes in children are comparable to those reported among myopic adults wearing ortho-K lenses.

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Eye Care for Your Child

Amazing Tips

Reduce time spent in near work

  • Reduce time spent on playing games in hand-held electronic devices, or handphone games and other computer-related activities such as blogging and internet chats.
  • Encourage your child to take a break after 30-40 minutes of near work such as reading or writing. Your child should look at distant objects for 3 to 5 minutes. They could look out of the window into the distance.
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The Ortho-K Process

Work While You're Sleeping

If your eye care professional feels you are a good candidate for orthokeratology, you will wear specially designed GP lenses at night only. In the one- to two-week treatment phase, your nearsightedness is gradually reduced. Since your vision will be changing, you'll need to wear disposable soft lenses during the day.

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Eye Care in Childhood

11 Tips

1. Diet: A normal balanced diet comprising of red and green leafy vegetables like spinach, carrots, beetroot and yellow fruits including mango and papaya which are rich in carotene (A precursor of Vitamin A) should be prepared for the child.

2. TV Viewing: Television should be watched at a proper viewing distance of 3.5 meter or more in a well lighted room.

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Ideal Ortho-K Candidates

Alternative to LASIK Surgery

  • Children and adults who are active and involved in sports
  • Patients looking for an alternative to LASIK surgery
  • Patients who are too young for LASIK surgery
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