vision problems

COVID-19 and the Eyes: What Do the Numbers Say?

by Russ Lazarus December 7, 2020

With millions of cases of COVID-19 worldwide, doctors are learning more and more about this virus, including its impact on the eyes.  Recent studies show

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Fragile X Syndrome

by Russ Lazarus April 14, 2020

Over half of the Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) population suffer from visual problems – most commonly eye turns, lazy eye and poor eye muscle control. FXS is the second most common chromosomal-based developmental condition after Down Syndrome and is estimated to occur in over 1 in 10,000 children.

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Vision and Learning Difficulties

by Russ Lazarus April 6, 2020

Approximately 80 percent of all learning comes through the visual pathways. Any interference in the visual pathways can inhibit a child from performing to their maximum potential. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA) 25% of all children, or 1 in 4 students, have a vision problem significant enough to impact their learning.

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Vision and Down Syndrome 

by Russ Lazarus March 30, 2020

The frequency of Down Syndrome (DS) is approximately 1 in every 800 births, with an increased frequency among older mothers. With the specialized improvements in the quality of eye care individuals with DS can live a more productive, longer life. Individuals with Down Syndrome (DS) are at a higher risk for a range of vision conditions that may affect the development of their visual skills.

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Vision and Autism (ASD)

by Russ Lazarus March 11, 2020

Visual problems can have a large impact on the life of a child with austism (ASD). Vision problems are common in children with ASD, but unfortunately these often go undiagnosed.

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