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Babies and Computers and Vision—Oh my!

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on December 21, 2021

Our eyes are taking in a lot of information when we see something within milliseconds of turning our head to the object in question. How does that happen? What are the internal mechanisms that lead to our being able to differentiate between two shades of green or know the difference between a pen and a […]

Vision Therapy

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on December 7, 2021

Many vision problems in children, such as dyslexia, convergence insufficiency or anomalies in fixation, saccades or pursuit eye movement, such as amblyopia/lazy eye can’t be detected by way of reading an eye chart. Of course, some such as strabismus/cross eyed have outward signs, such as one eye pointing in the wrong direction. Of course, for […]

Contacts—They’re Not Just for Adult Vision

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on November 23, 2021

There are a lot of benefits associated with contact lenses. Increased field of vision, less vision distortion and contacts don’t fog up when it is cold, rainy or while wearing a mask. For the most part, contacts are first recommended for teenagers. Children as young as 7 can wear and care for contacts and here […]

Vision Needs of Gamers

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on November 9, 2021

If you are of a certain age, you will remember playing video games like Pong, Space Invaders, and Pac-Man. Well, video games have come a long way since those days. Now there are Internet based, multi-player games like Fortnite, League of Legends and Madden NFL. Gamers are a part of a global audience of 281 […]

Two Surprising Links to Glaucoma

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on October 26, 2021

It has been said many times, you are what you eat. What we eat has a direct effect on our bodies, not just in terms of our weight and cardiovascular health, also in terms of vision. Two studies have shown that caffeine and carbohydrates are linked to the development of glaucoma. A study done at […]

Visual Development

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on October 12, 2021

It is well known in the medical and scientific fields that newborn babies can’t see very well. Initially, all they can make out are faces. Everything else is a blur. As their eyes grow and brains develop, their vision improves. How does that process take place? Do changes in the process lead to visual impairment? […]

Options for Presbyopia

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on September 28, 2021

No, the words on paper or the screen have not become smaller over the years. If you are over the age of 40, you like many people, have presbyopia. While presbyopia is a normal part of aging, it can be a pain when a person can’t focus on words on a page or other near […]

Concussion and Vision

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on September 14, 2021

Imagine this: You are the goalie for your high school soccer team and a ball is headed towards you. Instead of stopping the with your hands, you stop it with your feet and in the process, you fall down. As you move to get up, the other player kicks you in the head and you […]

Glaucoma Bad News Good News

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on August 31, 2021

Who wants to get glaucoma? I suspect the answer is no one and here’s some bad news on the glaucoma front.Glaucoma can lead to facial recognition impairment. A study reported in the Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses sought to learn the direct association between facial recognition and macular structural damage in glaucoma patients. Macular […]

Stopping Degeneration in its Tracks Part Two

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on August 17, 2021

GARP2 and GARP1 aren’t the only things that can negatively affect vision. Runt-related transcription factor 1 (RUNX1) can lead to too many blood vessels in the eye, also known as neovascularization. This leads to vision loss in persons with diabetic retinopathy and plays a role in age-related macular degeneration. Anti–vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) drugs […]