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Posts Tagged ‘amblyopia’

Contacts—They’re Not Just for Adult Vision

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 […]

This Arc is More Plastic than Wooden

Binocular vision is a good thing. It allows humans to judge distance and depth, which gives us the ability to distinguish the relationship between objects. When the eyes aren’t in their correct position or can’t focus on the same object, then there are vision problems. It can lead to conditions such as strabismus, also known […]

Cataracts and the Zika Virus Affect Vision Development

When babies are born, they can see an object with their peripheral vision but their central vision is still developing. Over the first few weeks, as a baby’s retina develops, his or her pupils widen and the baby can see light and dark ranges and patterns. At one month, a baby may briefly focus on […]

Research

Thanks to biomedical research, our understanding of the human body is evolving and this has led to treatments that improve health outcomes. This includes vision research and as a result, more is being learned about what leads to amblyopia and a possible treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Amblyopia Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, […]

Vision Therapy: What It Is and Isn’t

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), vision therapy is “… a sequence of neurosensory and neuromuscular activities individually prescribed and monitored by the doctor to develop, rehabilitate and enhance visual skills and processing.” This kind of therapy utilizes lenses, prisms and other specialized equipment to treat eye movement disorders, insufficient eye teaming such as […]

Advances in Amblyopia Research

As eye care professionals, at some point you have had a patient with amblyopia. Traditionally amblyopia was thought to be a problem with one eye (monocular), and the person with the condition didn’t have the binocular cell cooperation in his or her brain. Conventional treatments took a monocular approach, which included covering the good eye […]

Kids and Eyeglasses

Would you believe that over 14 million children wear prescription eyeglasses? It seems like a high number, but it is accurate. As the eye doctor, how can you best serve this market segment? First, look where your practice is located. Is it in a community where there are families? Are you located in an area […]

Advances in Amblyopia and Myopia Treatment

Pediatric optometry is more than just kid sized phoropters and having a supply of stickers and lollipops. Just as there are advances the treatment of adult vision conditions, pediatric conditions have seen their share of advances. In particular, research on treatments for children with either amblyopia or myopia has shown promising results. Amblyopia For years, […]