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Children’s First Eye Test – How Young Is Too Young?

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It’s that time of year again, leaves are falling, and pumpkin spice lattes are finally available. As a parent, you might be packing lunches or sending your little ones off to school for the first time. Or, you could be staying home with your baby as a new parent. No matter what age your child […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Congenital Cataracts: Yes, Babies Can Have Cataracts Too

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When you hear the word ‘cataracts’, it’s pretty common to think of seniors. However, babies can also have cataracts; in infants, it’s called congenital cataracts. Out of every 10,000 babies born in developing countries, one to three are diagnosed with cataracts. In the U.S., cataracts occur in three to four babies per 10,000. Congenital cataracts […]

Why Aren’t You Getting Your Child’s Eyes Examined?

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If you haven’t yet had your child’s eyes examined, you’re not alone. Many parents are unsure when their children need to start getting eye exams. Although 75 percent take their children to the dentist before the school year starts, only 50 percent also take them to the eye doctor. Many are on the ball when […]

Vision Protection Tips for Young Eyes

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As we age, plenty of us find ourselves wishing for the clearer vision we had as children. After all, an awful lot of the conditions we like to talk about on RYV – cataracts, presbyopia, macular degeneration – are all associated with older bodies rather than youthful ones. But younger eyes are anything but indestructible. […]

How to Care for Your Child’s Eyes Without Breaking the Bank

How to Care for Your Child's Eyes Without Breaking the Bank

Childhood is a crucial period for visual health. Younger eyes take some time to fully mature – babies lack distance vision, tracking, and even color vision at birth, and develop these abilities over the first few months of life. Even after infancy, vision still doesn’t reach full maturity until well into childhood, with some skills, […]

What Your Child’s Eye Exam Should Evaluate

What Your Child’s Eye Exam Should Evaluate

Children’s eye health can change pretty quickly, which is why it’s so important that they receive regular eye exams. There are many children who do not receive regular eye exams that have undetected vision problems. Those vision problems can lead to learning problems, attention problems, and even behavioral problems. It isn’t unusual for children to […]

The Importance of Regular Eye Exams

The Importance of Regular Eye Exams

The importance of good vision is difficult to underestimate, but most people wait until they experience problems with their vision before they get an exam. At that point, getting an eye exam can be the first step to fixing eye problems, but the severity of vision deficits can be reduced if they are caught early […]

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Tyler Sorensen is the President and CEO of Rebuild Your Vision. Formerly, Tyler studied Aeronautics (just like his brother) with the dream of becoming an airline pilot, however, after 9/11 his career path changed. After graduating top of his class with a Bachelor of Science in Informational Technologies and Administrative Management, he joined forces with his brother who started Rebuild Your Vision in 2002. With the guidance of many eye care professionals, including Behavioral Optometrists, Optometrists (O.D.), and Ophthalmologists (Eye M.D.), Tyler has spent nearly two decades studying the inner workings of the eye and conducting research.

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