School Related Vision Problems

School related vision problems more often than not, go unnoticed until children begin school,” said Alyssa Sherwood, OD. “Children grow up naturally adapting to vision issues, so when they get into school and start reading and learning, that is when parents and teachers begin to notice certain problems.” Comprehensive eye exams can detect a variety… Read more »

Nearsightedness: Understanding Myopia

very highly nearsighted woman with glasses

Myopia affects 30% of the population across the world. Researchers expect this to increase to a shocking 52% by the year 2050. Children are particularly at risk as 90% of myopic cases begin during early childhood. Medical professionals agree that this is a serious health threat. Unfortunately, the general public remains largely unaware of the severity of… Read more »

Nearsightedness in children

nearsightedness in children; Eyecare Associates of Lee's Summit

More children are being diagnosed with nearsightedness, but experts aren’t sure why. Helping to prevent nearsightedness in children may be as simple as urging them to spend more time outside, some experts say. Possibly due to changing habits among children — spending more time reading in dim light and spending more time indoors than those… Read more »

The eclipse and your eyes

Parents: The solar eclipse is nothing to fear. Here’s how to watch it with your kids. (Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images) Parents: The solar eclipse is nothing to fear. Here’s how to watch it with your kids. (This is reprinted from the Washington Post.) A total solar eclipse is an incredible thing — something I deeply believe should… Read more »

Survey shows awareness of blue light remains low

  Survey shows awareness of blue light remains low Results of a survey conducted by VSP Vision showed that the majority of parents are not aware of the impact of blue light from digital devices on vision.

Blue Light on Eye Health

Life hack for better sleep:  Reduce Blue Light exposure at night We all know UV light (ultra-violet) is harmful to our eyes, but did you know that blue-violet light (emitted with from artificial sources or the sun) can also cause health issues? With our kids all using Chromebooks or other tablets for school work in… Read more »

More Computer Time May Be Causing Nearsightedness in U.S. Kids

More Computer Time May Be Causing Nearsightedness in U.S. Kids Eye experts suggest boosting outdoor time to get young eyes focusing on distant objects to reduce risk of nearsightedness. Children who spend lots of time indoors and on computers and other electronic devices may be raising their risk for nearsightedness, a panel of U.S. ophthalmology… Read more »

‘Zombie’ contacts damage teen’s eye

‘Zombie’ contacts damage teen’s eye USA Today Network Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press 7:39 p.m. EDT October 28, 2015 (Photo: Courtesy of Dawn Carpenter)   ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. — A pair of Halloween-themed cosmetic contact lenses bought to turn a teen into a zombie instead damaged her cornea, partially blinding her right eye, her family… Read more »

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

August has arrived and that means that many parents are preparing their children for another school year. August has been declared Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month by Prevent Blindness America. When 80% of learning occurs through the eyes, healthy vision is essential to a child’s success in the classroom. In addition to buying school… Read more »