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Myopia vs Progressive Myopia: What’s the Difference?

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is one of the most common refractive errors that affect vision. Nearsighted children see near objects very clearly, but they have trouble seeing objects in the distance. For some nearsighted children they appear blurry, while others can’t see them at all. Adding one more thing into the mix is whether it is

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Eye Safety Holiday Gift Guide

Once you have found the “impossible to find” gift for your teenage niece, the next gifts on your list are for children of siblings, and of course, your own. Making sure these gifts are safe for young children should be a prerequisite. With that in mind, here is an eye safety holiday gift guide.

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7 Tips For Driving At Night With Astigmatism

Night driving can be especially treacherous if you are having trouble with your vision. If you have cataracts, an outdated prescription for glasses, or if you have astigmatism, it is best not to venture out in the evening until these issues are corrected. If your issue is astigmatism, here are 7 tips for driving at

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Do I Need An Eye Exam After An Eye Injury?

Do I need an eye exam after an eye injury? Let’s see, – yes, yes, and yes. Even if there are no visible symptoms or any real discomfort, set up an eye exam as soon as possible. Some injuries may have delayed symptoms and can cause problems down the road. Don’t ever neglect your valuable

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Why Children Need Back To School Eye Exams

Young children need both their auditory and visual skills intact for learning. If there is a vision problem, they may not even realize it. They may think what they see is “normal” vision. Will they be able to communicate what is wrong, or will they just be silent or afraid to speak up? This is

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Is Glaucoma Genetic?

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for those over the age of 60. It damages our optic nerve, cannot be cured, but can be managed if caught in time. Let’s learn everything we can about glaucoma, its signs, the risk factors, and especially, if glaucoma is genetic.

Young girl watching TV sitting close to the screen

Refractive Errors In Children

If you notice a child squinting, if he or she sits close to the TV, or holds a book close to their face, they most likely have a refractive error. They might also be unaware of what’s happening in the distance. They are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. They are born that way, but refractive

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How To Prevent Myopia From Getting Worse

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive error in which children and adults are easily able to see things in their near vision, however, it is more difficult to clearly see things in the distance. Several recent studies both in the US and other countries show that the prevalence of myopia in children is growing at

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Is My Child Ready For Contacts?

Is my child ready for contacts? Have they asked about them? Do they play sports? How old are they? These are all good initial queries to help answer the original question on many parents’ minds. Let’s get some honest answers. The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly About Contact Lenses Contacts are a medical device

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6 Common Pediatric Eye Conditions

The American Academy of Ophthalmology tells us that 1 in 20 preschool children and 1 in 4 school-age children have an eye condition, which if left untreated, could cause permanent vision loss. From the day a child is born their eyes are continuing to develop. Most children have vision screening of some type by the