Did you know that children need good vision for proper physical development, academic success and overall well-being? That’s why it is important for children to have their eyes examined regularly to detect vision problems at an early age.
The American Optometric Association (AOA) reports that at least 5 percent to 10 percent of preschoolers and 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems. These problems create complications when for the eyes try to send accurate and clear messages to the brain. If not detected early, some vision problems may be difficult to correct.
Eye exams help to ensure children develop these important vision skills: View full article »
Many people schedule regular exams to have their vision checked, but may wonder if it’s necessary to have a comprehensive exam that includes dilation of both eyes.
Many eye diseases do not have warning signs and a dilated eye exam is necessary in order to detect them at an early stage. If signs of disease are discovered, the eye doctor will set up a treatment plan to slow or prevent the progression of the disease and help you maintain healthy vision. View full article »
Recognizing March as National Save Your Vision Month
Kids live in a visual world. Nearly 80 percent of what they learn through age 12 is visual, and kids need more than 15 visual skills to succeed in reading, learning, playing sports and everyday situations.
The American Optometric Association recommends that children receive their first eye exam by age 1, the next one at 3 years old and another before starting kindergarten. After that, students should have a yearly comprehensive eye exam to evaluate their total vision—not just a screening to check their ability to see. View full article »
If you’ve looked at a bright computer screen or gazed at an object on a sunny day, you may have noticed spots, flecks or cobwebs in your vision. They’re called eye floaters, and while they can be bothersome, eye professionals say they are very common and usually are not a cause for concern. View full article »
Recognizing March as Save Your Vision Month
Close your eyes and imagine life without sight. National research indicates that the ability to see is the one sense people are most concerned about losing.
As people age, they are more likely to experience a serious eye problem that can result in diminished or permanent vision loss. The National Eye Institute reports that visual impairment often is caused by eye diseases, such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. View full article »