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Vision + Reading + Academic Performance

Risk factors for many eye conditions have no signs or symptoms and often, children don’t realize they’re having trouble seeing well because they’ve never known anything different. It’s up to us as parents, educators, and healthcare providers to make sure kids are visiting an optometrist for an annual, comprehensive eye exam — one that does […]

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Visual Dysfunction in Patients with Autism

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disability characterized by: Impaired social interaction and communication – Delayed language development, lack of spoken language, poor understanding of the abstract meaning of words or words with special or temporal meanings such as “here” and “there”. Impairments in nonverbal communication – Limited eye contact, reduced facial expression and limited expressive gestures, […]

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Should you have your infant’s eyes checked?

In 2005, Optometry Cares Foundation of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., launched the InfantSEE® program. InfantSEE® is a no-cost public health program developed to provide comprehensive, professional eye care for all infants nationwide. When a doctor signs up for the InfantSEE® program, they […]

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Seeing Is A Gift: Think About Your Eyes Releases New Commercials

Think About Your Eyes (Thinkaboutyoureyes.com) a national public awareness campaign presented by The Vision Council and The American Optometric Association, has released several new advertisements showcasing the gift of sight and asking consumers what are you doing to protect it? Take a look at the ads below, or check them out during the August 8 airing […]

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7 Month-old Charlie has his first eye exam

When should my baby get an eye exam?

As a mother there are a lot of things we must think of; in the chaos of firsts, let’s not forget the first eye exam. Newborns are not born with all their visual abilities. The teamwork between the eyes is developed as is the ability to focus on objects and the ability to see detail. […]

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Governor Christie Proclaims August Children’s Vision and Learning Month

For many, August means beach holidays, pool days, and back-to-school sales. Here at Eyecare.org and the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP) we spend the last whole month of summer celebrating Children’s Vision and Learning Month. Governor Chris Christie’s proclamation brings emphasis to an important subject prior to kids heading back to school: undiagnosed vision problems can […]

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