Monday, October 21, 2013

Life demands more than 20/20

In order for children to learn well, they need to see well. Parents may not realize there is more to good vision than 20/20 and that there are conditions that vision screenings can miss. Two optometrists conducted a visual experiment where common visual problems known to affect learning in kids are simulated in 4 adult teachers, and their experience and reaction are discussed.


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Sunday, October 20, 2013

This is what convergence insufficiency looks like

This is what convergence insufficiency looks like (thanks to the VisionHelp Blog):

People with convergence insufficiency may still see 20/20 when measured using a standard eye chart and basic vision screenings that are done in schools and pediatrician offices.  

However, what the eye chart does not measure is how their eyes move and work together when doing work close up.  That's why convergence insufficiency is so often missed -  until a patients goes to a developmental optometrist. 

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Are school vision screenings enough?

School vision screenings are not enough and often give parents a false sense of security about the health of your child's vision and eye health. A comprehensive eye exam provides the full assurance of vision and eye health that a simple eye chart test or a school vision screening cannot. 

Eye diseases, many that can cause blindness, eye movement problems such as convergence insufficiency and binocular vision disorders, eye muscle control disorders and visual information processing deficits all go undetected in a rudimentary vision screening.  Many of these disorders can impact a child's school performance, their personality and their self esteem. Undiagnosed diseases can cause permanent vision loss.

Dr. M.K. Randhawa explains:

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