Tag Archives | children

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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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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Dr. Saysha Blazier

You better watch out…Christmas Trauma

While decorating for Christmas, I was reminded of a patient I saw a few years ago. This particular girl had had a traumatic accident in which a  cast iron stocking hook had penetrated her eye when she was 13 months old.  She had to have multiple surgeries and thankfully they were able to save a […]

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Petrosyan

Focusing, eye teaming, and eye tracking dysfunctions

Accommodative (focusing), Vergence (eye teaming), and Oculomotor (eye tracking) Dysfunctions  Accommodation is the ability of a child or young adult to adjust their focusing system (change focus as you would in a camera) to allow a sharp image to reach the retina (back of the eye). As an object is brought closer to the face, accommodation / […]

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Katie Van Hise

Laser Toys and Pointers: The Irreversible Risks

If a laser toy is marketed toward kids, would you assume it’s safe for your child? According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), laser toys and powerful pointers represent a growing threat to children’s eyes and the American Optometric Association (AOA) agrees acknowledging that the light amplification of a laser, even one of […]

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