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Dr. Friedman

What is Low Vision?

Low Vision can affect people of any age and can’t be corrected with glasses. Contact your optometric physician today to find out if low vision aids can help! Low vision is the term used to describe visual impairment that can’t be corrected fully with glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery. Low vision can affect […]

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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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The ultimate list of toys to help visual development

Often, parents ask me for ‘optometrist approved’ toys; toys that are fun and have the added bonus of enhancing visual development and stimulating the mind.  Toys that promote visual learning, strategic thinking skills, visual memory, spatial relations, visual closure, and visualization are always a good idea since they are instrumental in academics, problem-solving, and even […]

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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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The Back-to-School Eye Exam

The back-to-school to-do check list is long. New clothes, new shoes, new backpack, pencils and pens, crayons, markers, notebooks, maybe a pair of sneakers they can grow into and the perfect first-day-of-school outfit. You make sure they get their teeth cleaned and cavities filled, vaccines are updated, medications are renewed, and hair is cut. But […]

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Back-to-school Eye Exams

It’s August and a lot of kids are gearing up to head back to school and some have already started. Sending kids into the classroom with the right tools is a priority for parents, many have even made it a tradition involving a family trip to the nearest Staples to load up. But there’s one tool that can’t be […]

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The 21st Century Child: Increased Technology Use May Lead to Future Eye Health and Vision Issues

Digital technology has become an integral part of children’s lives both in the classroom and at home, and it’s predicted that by 2028 – the year when kids entering kindergarten this fall will graduate high school – many schools will rely heavily on computer simulations for instruction and will even incorporate virtual worlds into curriculums. […]

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Pediatric Vision Care Saves Lives

A recent story out of Rockford, Illinois serves as an important reminder to parents of the importance of early childhood eye exams. As KFOR.com reports, Amy Fitzgerald noticed something about her 2-year-old son’s eye whenever he was looking into light. After doing a little research of her own she decided to try taking a photo […]

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Katie Van Hise

Parents and Children Don’t See Eye-to-Eye When it Comes to Technology Use

As technology use continues to rise both at home and in classrooms, parents severely underestimate the time their children spend on digital devices. A survey by the American Optometric Association (AOA) found that 83 percent of children between the ages of 10 and 17 say they use an electronic device for at least three hours each […]

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