Your Child’s First Eye Exam

Your Child’s First Eye Exam

Parents may be curious about whether their child has a vision problem or when the first eye examination should be scheduled. Eye exams for children are extremely important. According to experts, 5 percent to 10 percent of pre-schoolers and 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems. Early identification of a child’s vision problem is crucial. If left untreated, some childhood vision problems can cause permanent vision loss. Continue reading

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Vision Therapy – Voodoo or Veracity?

Vision Therapy – Voodoo or Veracity?

Most of us have heard of physical therapy (PT), but few have heard of vision therapy (VT). When first hearing about this, one would probably think, you gotta be kidding, exercises for the eye? What will they think of next? Believe it or not, therapy for your eyes exists and its benefits can be just as tangible as those of PT. Continue reading

Vision Problems Following a Traumatic Brain Injury

Vision Problems Following a Traumatic Brain Injury

Have you ever hit your head as a result of a sports injury, fall, car accident, or other type of activity and just “didn’t feel right” afterwards? Even though you may have returned to your normal activities after a few days, some symptoms such as headaches, sensitivity to certain noises, difficulty concentrating and remembering things, and troubles with your eyes and vision can persist. Does this sound familiar? Continue reading

Yoga and the Eye

Yoga and the Eye

USA Today has reported that the ancient practice of yoga is now a growth industry. A survey from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that nearly 10% of adults and 3% of children participated in yoga in 2012, nearly double that of a decade earlier. The major factor is accessibility with virtually every gym having yoga classes, new yoga studios, YouTube videos, and Groupon deals. In fact, prenatal yoga is often recommended during the pregnancy to ease stretching pains and to make delivery a bit easier. Continue reading