Children’s Eye Health

Want to know more about keeping your children’s eyesight safe? Even if they don’t suffer from vision impairment now, your children can still develop common vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The articles here discuss naturally maintaining healthy eyesight and preventing vision problems before it’s too late.

Why Vision Problems Start When School Starts

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Vision problems often become evident in children right after school starts each year. This is especially true of children who are going to school for the first time. There are new activities and challenges they experience at school that they don’t at home. For example, reading notes from the board or watching movies on a […]

Can Vision Therapy Help Children with Math Problems?

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Proficient math skills are a necessity of everyday life and an essential part of any child’s development. Without good basic math skills, adult life has the potential to be more difficult than it needs to be. Unfortunately, the percentage of people with lower than average math skills is very high in the United States and […]

Does Your Child Have ADHD or a Vision Disorder?

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, has become one of the most commonly diagnosed childhood behavioral conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 9.4 percent of children receive a diagnosis under current clinical guidelines. However, that number that has caused an enormous amount of controversy between physicians, educators, and parents. Is childhood ADHD […]

Curing Myopia in Children: The Pros and Cons of Orthokeratology

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The obvious question is, what the heck is orthokeratology? The short answer: orthokeratology (or Ortho-k) is a cutting-edge treatment for nearsighted children. We’ll unpack that moving forward, but here’s the basic gist. Ortho-k treatments involve using specially designed overnight contacts to correct myopia, or nearsightedness. As with any such treatment, there’s plenty to like and plenty […]

Kids Spend Too Much Time on Vision Damaging Electronic Devices

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Technology has become an even bigger part of life than it was even just a few years ago. Computers, cell phones, tablets, and video games are staples in homes and even schools these days. It’s no wonder that many parents don’t realize just how much time their children are spending on electronic devices. Or, the […]

Early Eyes: Strabismus and Amblyopia in Children

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We spend an awful lot of time on this site talking about what happens to aging eyes. As older folks, to put it nicely, that’s something we can either sympathize with or worry about. However, for many people, the degenerating vision that comes along with age (presbyopia) isn’t really a looming issue. Or well, it might be, […]

10 Signs Your Child May Be Suffering from a Vision Problem

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A child’s performance in school can be either a source of pride or frustration for parents and children alike. Sometimes, parents tend to overlook small signs that could be associated with a bigger problem, like eyesight issues. Especially when it comes to in-class behavior, reading, and concerns about learning disorders, like ADD/ADHD or dyslexia, parents […]

Can 3D Technology Affect Your Child’s Vision?

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The world cannot seem to get enough of 3D technology. Sure, the physical world around us is 3D. Yet it is somehow more impressive when a movie or video game can recreate that life in three-dimensionality. But, as fun and realistic as 3D makes movies and games, this technology may be harming your children’s eyesight. […]

Can Dark Therapy Rebuild Vision?

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Can you believe that sitting in a dark room for several days could improve your vision? It seems a little crazy, but some researchers in Canada have found that it may just work! Although it seems illogical to some, many experts are saying, “Of course!” In complete darkness, your eyes will be resting much more […]

Your Child and Myopia

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More and more children are being diagnosed with myopia, or nearsightedness, every year. Many people are wondering why there has been such an increase in the number of children who are nearsighted. In addition, there are questions as to what exactly causes nearsightedness in children and what the long-term risks are. What about the children […]

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