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What to Do if You Notice Your Child Struggling in School

School can often be a challenging environment for children, even more so when they are struggling academically. This struggle may manifest in different ways, such as poor grades, difficulty reading, or trouble paying attention in class. As parents, we naturally want to help our children succeed, but sometimes it's hard to identify the root cause of their struggles.

Do Special Needs Kids Have Increased Eye Health Issues?

Parents usually have a lot to think about when raising their kids. However, this load is significantly heavier for parents with children requiring special care. The journey to care for special needs children is not something you can prepare for or easily Google.

What Is Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD)?

Binocular vision dysfunction, or BVD, is a visual disorder that can make it difficult to perform daily activities. Knowing what BVD is can help you deal with this condition. Here are the details.

How Is Myopia Treated?

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a condition causing blurry distance vision. Myopia is the result of an eye that has grown too long, causing light to focus in front of the retina. It is estimated that by the year 2050, roughly half of the world’s population will be affected by this eye condition.   

When Should My Child First See an Eye Doctor?

The health and well-being of your little one tops your priorities as a parent. One crucial aspect of children's health is their vision. Good vision is critical for academic success, sports performance, and well-being. Seeing an eye doctor is a key component of good vision, but when should you bring your youngster in for an eye exam? 

Solutions for Digital Eyestrain

Our eyes are spending more time looking at screens than ever before. The average American worker spends 7 hours of their workday on the computer, plus recreational time viewing phones and tablets at home. Viewing a computer or digital screen is different than reading a printed page. The letters on the computer or handheld device are not as sharply defined, the level of contrast of the letters to the background is reduced, and the presence of glare and reflections on the screen may make viewing difficult.  Viewing distances and angles used for computers or phones are different from those commonly used for other reading or writing tasks. As a result, the eye focusing and eye movement requirements for digital screen viewing can place additional demands on the visual system.

What Parents Should Know About Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)

Strabismus is a condition in which the eyes do not align. Also known as crossed eyes or being wall-eyed, it occurs when one eye turns in, out, up, or down while the other remains straight. That can happen all the time or only occasionally. Strabismus can affect people of any age but is most common in young children. 

What Is Convergence Insufficiency?

Convergence insufficiency (CI) is an eye coordination problem where the eyes move outward when doing close work like reading.  Convergence insufficiency is the most common eye coordination problem, but is frequently undiagnosed as it is not tested for at vision screenings.  It commonly affects children, but people of all ages can have it.  It is also the most common vision problem that develops after a concussion.  Read on to learn more.

Myopia in Children

Myopia or nearsightedness is a common condition causing blurry distance vision in children and adults.  More people worldwide have myopia than ever before. Recent studies show that myopia is being diagnosed in kids at younger ages, and is progressing quicker than ever before. Myopia is a disease in which the eyeball continues to get longer, causing the image to focus in front of the retina, which causes blurry distance vision. 

How Does Vision Play a Role in a Child's Development?

The visual system is immature at birth and continues to develop as the child grows. Issues in early childhood can result in brain development problems and developmental delays.

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