Pediatric Eye Exam

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Up-close challenges of hyperopia

Up-close challenges of hyperopia. The landscape of childhood learning differs now from what most practicing optometrists might recall. One of the biggest changes, says Marie Bodack, O.D., is the increase in “sustained near work” at school. “We weren’t on iPads or iPhones; we were on the board,” says Dr. Bodack, chief of pediatric primary care […]

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Night time contact lenses stop children becoming short-sighted

Children could be cured of short-sightedness by wearing soft contact lenses at night which re-shape their eyes to prevent them ever needing glasses, a study has shown. Trials involving more than 300 children in Britain and across the world showed that the lenses can stop the eye becoming misshapen which leads to myopia. In April, a […]

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Helping patients with autism

Excerpted from page 36 of the April 2015 edition of AOA Focus. A program with the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Optometry Cares®—The AOA Foundation and other organizations was designed to educate parents, teachers and other professionals on vision care for children on the autism spectrum. Supported by a […]

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JulEYE

JulEYE Shifts Focus to Kids Eye Health

Optometrists are urged to speak to their patients about the importance of monitoring children’s eye health during JulEYE – the annual eye health awareness campaign run by RANZCO (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists). Now in the third week of JulEYE, RANZCO Fellow, Professor Frank Martin AM said parents are uniquely placed to […]

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Eye Clarity

Choose Eye Clarity

Dr. Kramer is a Bascom Palmer residency-trained optometrist who specializes in ocular health and disease, ocular surface disease and regular and specialty contact lens fitting. Her Doctorate degree was awarded in Optometry from the Université de Montréal in 2012 where she received a grant from the Scholarship Program of the Québec Ministry of Education for […]

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When should my child have his first eye exam?

Routine eye exams are essential for children to be ready to learn in school, and experts say more than 80 percent of information children receive in classrooms is presented visually. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), children generally should have their first eye exam at six months of age, another exam at age three […]

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News About Children’s Vision

Study Finds Farsightedness Associated With Other Children’s Vision Problems.   April 2014 — Preschoolers with significan thyperopia (farsightedness) have a greater risk of other significant vision problems, according to a new study. Researchers at The Ohio State University College of Optometry and four other U.S. optometry schools evaluated the results of children’s eye exams performed for […]

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