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4 Signs That Your Child May Need Glasses

Signs Of Vision Impairment In Children

Children often do not know that their vision is blurry! It makes sense when you think about it it’s all they’ve every known! When some parents learn that their child has probably needed glasses for a long time, certain other related problems come into clarity such as low grades, frustration, misbehavior, or reading struggles.

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Excellent Eye Health Tips

Houston Orthokeratology Doctor

1. - Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. You might think your vision is fine or that your eyes are healthy, but visiting your eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to really be sure.

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What Cause Corneal Abrasions?

Houston Ortho-K Specialized

There are countless ways to get a corneal abrasion. No matter how big or small, anything that makes contact with the surface of your eye can cause injury.

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What is Nearsightedness?

Myopia Risk Factors

Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, occurs when you can see objects clearly up close but your long-distance vision is blurry. There is a lot of research which supports the fact that myopia is hereditary.

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Facts About the Disease Cornea

What are some common conditions that affect the cornea?

Injuries
After minor injuries or scratches, the cornea usually heals on its own. Deeper injuries can cause corneal scarring, resulting in a haze on the cornea that impairs vision. If you have a deep injury, or a corneal disease or disorder, you could experience:

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Top Causes of Eye Problems

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1. - Eyestrain. - Anyone who reads for hours, works at a computer, or drives long distances knows about this one.It happens when you overuse your eyes. They get tired and need to rest, just like any other part of your body. 

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How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Houston Pediatric Optometrist

1. Eat Well. - Good eye health starts with the food on your plate. Nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E might help ward off age-related vision problems like macular degeneration and cataracts.

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Vision Skills Needed For School Success

Pediatric Optometrist in Houston

Vision is more than just the ability to see clearly, or having 20/20 eyesight. It is also the ability to understand and respond to what is seen. Basic visual skills include the ability to focus the eyes, use both eyes together as a team, and move them effectively. Other visual perceptual skills include:

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Why Babies Should Wear Sunglasses

Keratoconus Doctor in Houston

Many believe that as long as a baby is wearing a hat, his or her eyes are fine. Others think (falsely) that babies eyes aren’t as affected by the sun as yours or mine. Even worse, some assume that babies aren’t worried about looking “cool” in the sun, so who needs baby shades?

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Link Between Vision Problems and ADHD

Pediatric Optometry in Houston

Convergence Insufficiency

Many children deal with something called convergence insufficiency. Convergence insufficiency is a vision issue that occurs when the eyes don’t work together while focusing on a nearby object. A study from the Children’s Eye Center, University of San Diego found that children with convergence insufficiency are 3x as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD. Unfortunately, the scientists haven’t figured out whether there is a causal link between the two disorders.

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How Poor Vision Can Impact Your Child At School?

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Can’t See the Board
Your child may have difficulty seeing things that are far away. If their desk is positioned in the back of the class, seeing the board could be next to impossible. Teachers use the board to write assignments, write illustrations, or write out directions. Your child may suffer frustration from not being able to see or rely on this visual reminder.

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Could My Kid Be Nearsighted?

PEDIATRIC EYE CLINIC

What Causes It? - If your kid has myopia, his eyeball is slightly longer than normal from front to back. Light rays, which make up the images he sees, focus in front of his retina. They should focus directly on it. When this happens, objects at a distance seem blurry and unclear.

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Vision Facts and Myths

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Myth: Sitting too close to the TV is bad for the eyes.
Fact: Although parents have been saying this ever since TVs first found their way into our homes, there's no evidence that plunking down right in front of the TV set damages someone's eyes. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) says that kids can actually focus up close without eyestrain better than adults, so they often develop the habit of sitting right in front of the television or holding reading material close to their eyes.

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Infant Vision: Birth to 24 Months of Age

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems

The presence of eye and vision problems in infants is rare. Most babies begin life with healthy eyes and start to develop the visual abilities they will need throughout life without difficulty. But occasionally, eye health and vision problems can develop. Parents need to look for the following signs that may be indications of eye and vision problems:

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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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Strabismus

Strabismus treatment in Houston

It's normal for a newborn's eyes to wander or cross occasionally during the first few months of life. But by the time a baby is 4 to 6 months old,

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Your Child’s Vision

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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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Contact Lenses

How To Succeed With Them?

If contact lenses are right for you, your optometrist will provide you with the lenses, lens care kits, individual instructions for wear and care, and unlimited follow-up visits over a specified time. Hygiene is the most critical aspect of successful long-term contact lens wear.

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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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Keratoconus

What It Is About?

Keratoconus is an uncommon condition in which the normally round, dome-like cornea (the clear front window of the eye) becomes thin and develops a cone-like bulge. Keratoconus literally means “cone-shaped cornea.”

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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 the advantages of Ortho K?

Alternative for LASIK Surgery

Orthokeratology allows you to achieve normal vision without needing to wear contact lenses or glasses throughout the day, or requiring laser eye surgery. It is especially beneficial for those who find contact lenses or glasses a hindrance.

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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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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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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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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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The Ortho K Procedure

Works While You're Asleep

Ortho k involves first measuring the refraction of your eye, which tells the doctor the degree of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism you have.

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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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