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Creating a Vision-Friendly Environment for Your Kids

As a parent, you want to do everything you can to set your children up for success. That includes creating a home environment conducive to learning and good vision.  Here are five simple tips to help you create a vision-friendly space for your kids: 1. Make sure the lighting in your home is adequate. Natural … Continued

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A parent’s guide to their child’s vision development

A Parent’s Guide to Their Child’s Vision Development Most parents know that their children should have their vision checked by a doctor regularly, but many don’t know what the doctors are looking for. In this blog post, we’ll go over the basics of vision development in children so that you can be informed and involved … Continued

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Wandering Eye

A wandering eye is a type of eye condition known as strabismus or tropia, and it may be caused by damage to the retina or muscles that control the eye, stroke or brain injury, or an uncorrected refractive error like farsightedness. With a wandering eye, one eye deviates or wanders in a different direction when … Continued

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Reading and Writing

For many adults, reading and writing come so naturally that they seem almost effortless. However, reading and writing are actually complicated skills that take significant effort to learn. For example, reading involves recognizing letters, associating letter combinations with their corresponding sounds, blending sounds together, identifying words, and connecting words to their meanings. Vision problems can … Continued

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Lazy Eye

Lazy eye, also referred to as amblyopia, is a condition that develops in infancy or early childhood, and it typically starts when the focus in one eye is more enhanced than the other. The eye with less focus might be impaired due to a significant amount of farsightedness or astigmatism, or something could be obstructing … Continued

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Dyslexia

When a child has difficulty reading due to problems recognizing speech sounds and learning how they connect to words and letters, the condition is known as dyslexia, a learning disorder caused by genetic traits that disturb how the brain works. It affects areas of the brain dealing with language and inhibits one’s ability to translate … Continued

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Crossed Eyes

Crossed eyes, also known as strabismus, refer to a condition in which both eyes do not look at the same place at the same time. Often times they both turn in, but may also turn out. What Causes Crossed Eyes? The six muscles attached to each eye, which control how it moves, receive signals from … Continued

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Convergence Insufficiency

Convergence insufficiency is a relatively common eye condition that is typically diagnosed in childhood. A study of two large optometry clinics found that 17.6% of children who received vision exams had convergence insufficiency. As this disorder may cause difficulty focusing on written pages, some children with convergence insufficiency are actually diagnosed with learning disability rather … Continued

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Autism

Symptoms and Problems Caused By Autism Autism is a neurological disorder in which the person has difficulty processing and reacting to information received from their senses. The individual also has trouble communicating and interacting socially. Signs of autism include: Lack of shared social interaction Postponement in development Untimely response to sensory information As a result … Continued

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