Vision Problems

What Is Depth Perception and How Important Is It?

What Is Depth Perception and How Important Is It?

Depth perception is the human eye’s ability to see in three dimensions and judge the distance of an object. It takes both eyes working in sync to look at an object and develop an informed idea about it, like its size or how far away it is. Your two eyes look at the object from […]

Eye Exercises for Farsightedness

Eye Exercises for Farsightedness

Are you tired of squinting to read the menu at a restaurant? Or, read the incoming text messages from your kids? You’re not alone; up to 10 percent of Americans suffer from this eye condition. Not being able to see things in front of you clearly is inconvenient and irritating. Luckily, you don’t have to […]

How to Improve the Health of the Retina

How to Improve the Health of the Retina

The retina is one of the most vital parts of your vision system. It is a layer of tissue located at the rear of your eye that senses light and relays those images to your brain. Damage or deterioration of your retina can result in many different eye conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, […]

How Alcohol Affects Your Eyes

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We all know alcohol can affect our bodies negatively, and these effects can be both short and long term. But what exactly does alcohol do to our eyes? Alcohol can definitely have short term vision-altering effects, but what about repeated exposure to alcohol? Are there any permanent effects that you need to worry about? Read […]

Can LASIK Eye Surgery Cure Astigmatism?

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What does it mean to have “normal” eyes? Typically, normal shaped eyes means that the cornea, which is the clear, outer window of your eye, curves equally in vertical and horizontal directions. These directions resemble the patterns of the stitches on a baseball. When any light ray enters your eye and hits your cornea, the […]

Back to School: Identifying Students with Vision Impairments

Back to School: Identifying Students with Vision Impairments

Back to school season is here, already! The summer seems to have flown by. As we usher in a new school year, it’s time to get our kids back into their school routines. As we buy pencils, glue sticks and notebooks to get them learning-ready, we can’t forget the most important thing this year: getting […]

Eye Conditions That Can Be Addressed with Vision Therapy

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We’ve thrown this stat at our readers more times than we can count, but it’s just such a pertinent one that we’re going to give it to you one more time: Did you know that 80 percent of all learning is visual? Though this statistic refers mostly to classroom learning, it really does speak to […]

Common Eye Problems in Pre-schoolers: Part 2

Common Eye Problems in Pre-schoolers: Part 2

Welcome to part two of our mini-series on common eye problems in pre-schoolers. If you recall we published part one in December. In part one, we outlined three of the most common eye conditions your pre-school may be subject to developing: amblyopia (lazy eye), hyperopia (farsightedness) and myopia (nearsightedness). This month, we’re back with three more […]

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