Babies depend heavily on their vision to explore and learn about the world around them. Many people are unaware that vision, like walking and talking, is a learned ability and your baby’s eyes benefit from visual stimulation. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your child’s eyes and vision are developing normally.Read More
Almost 20% of American children under 18 have a diagnosed eye or vision condition. Diagnosing eye problems in childhood can help minimize potential damage and makes treatment faster and more effective. That’s why parents should know about the most common pediatric eye problems and their symptoms.Read More
Is your child below grade level in reading, writing or even playing sports? It could be a sign of visual information processing dysfunction. A visualRead More
Does your child struggle in school and you’re not sure why? Up to 25 in every 100 children are affected by vision problems — that’sRead More
Research shows 25 percent of children have a significant vision problem that impacts their learning, according to the American Optometric Association (AOA). Up to 80 percent of all learning comes through the visual pathways. There are 17 visual skills that are necessary to perform at school and the office, these are all critical for learning.Read More
Studies show that up to 15% of the population may be dyslexic, though less than 10 percent actually receive a formal diagnosis. Dyslexia is a complex condition that impacts the way the brain interprets and processes information. It is one of the most common learning disabilities that affects writing, spelling and reading.Read More
Is your child struggling in school? They may have a vision condition that is affecting their ability to achieve academic success. When school becomes difficultRead More
Did you know that 80% of the information you learn comes through your vision? If your child struggles to read or keep up with theirRead More
Vision therapy is a structured program provided by highly trained and experienced optometrists. If you are considering vision therapy, it is important to understand the differences between programs offered by orthotists, occupational therapists and other healthcare practitioners.Read More
Many children suffer with vision loss, but there are a range of low vision aids that can give them the best chance to engage with the world around them. There are a number of conditions that can cause vision impairments in children. While some of these conditions can be treated in early childhood, many can result in low vision or even total blindness.Read More
Have you heard of NFL star Arizona Cardinals wide receiver, Larry Fitzgerald?
He is the second most career leading receiver for total TDs, yards, catches and more, after the legendary Jerry Rice. Larry credits his success on the field to a customized vision therapy program.
MiSight contact lenses are daily disposable, soft contact lenses designed to control myopia progression in children ages 8 to 15 years. Although FDA approval is for children up to age 12, recent research has found that teens up to age 15 can also benefit from these lenses.Read More
Which optical lenses are best for children? If you are purchasing new eyeglasses for your child, you may not even be aware that different lens options exist. While your optometrist will be able to guide you and recommend a specific type of lens for your child’s individual needs, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the different lens materials.Read More
What is a lazy eye and how does it develop? Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, is a neuro-developmental vision condition that begins in earlyRead More
Author: Dr. Ingryd Lorenzana Brain Vision Institute 1. The brain is the only organ that is not fully developed at birth, and its function buildsRead More
If you have been diagnosed with convergence insufficiency (CI), or are experiencing symptoms of CI, you may be wondering how CI is treated. Any typeRead More
Contact lenses are designed to cover the cornea, the clear covering of the eye. They stay in place by adhering to the tear film of the eye, and through the pressure from the eyelids. When you blink, your eyelid glides over the contact lens, enabling a cleansing and lubricating action to keep the contact lens comfortable on the cornea.Read More
How does nutrition impact ocular health? A balanced diet should provide all the nutrients required for optimum eye health. Nutrients are vital for healthy eyes. Many nutrients help to support eye function, and serve as protection against harmful light. In this way, nutrients may reduce the risk of age-related degenerative ocular diseases that can put your vision in danger.Read More
Is your child not reaching their potential at school? For a child to succeed in school they need excellent vision and strong visual skills, including eye tracking, focusing, binocular vision and visual processing. These skills can be enhanced with the correct eyewear and vision therapy.Read More
Lazy eye is a common vision problem, affecting up to 1 in 20 (5%) of all children. Has your child been treated for lazy eye, yet the vision remains poor? Lazy eye can be successfully treated for both children and adults, with new digital techniques using computer-based 3D games.Read More
It is important to watch your baby’s development to ensure they reach their milestones. A child’s vision is a complex combination of the brain, the eyes and the vast array of nerves that connect them. At birth, this visual system is still immature and continues to develop throughout the child’s early years.Read More
Up to 1 in 8 of all children will have an eye infection each year. Parents should be aware of the symptoms of an eye infection to enable prompt identification and treatment. Eye infections can be serious and may cause permanent vision loss. Effective treatment is always needed, especially when bacteria, viruses, or fungi invade the eye or the surrounding areas. The most common eye infections that affect children are called Viral and Bacterial Conjunctivitis— both highly contagious.Read More
Convergence Insufficiency (CI) impacts the lives of up to 15% of all students. This is a highly treatable binocular vision condition that affects near vision and eye muscle coordination.
Children with CI can be mislabeled as ‘lazy’, ‘clumsy’, ‘poor students’ and ‘anxious’, or even misdiagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia.
A guide to choosing the best eyeglasses for your child. Eyeglasses for children are now fun, colorful, and available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. The latest children’s frames are also durable enough to survive the rough and tumble play of today’s child. With so many appealing choices, walking into an optical store can be quite overwhelming … remember to keep this experience as fun and relaxed as possible!Read More
Eye doctors utilize specific clinical and diagnostic tools and assessments to determine your child’s eye health and visual abilities. Since many learning skills are dependent on the strength of visual skills such as binocular vision, accurate eye movements, the ability to see distant objects, etc., doctors recommend that children have their first eye exam at age 6 months.Read More