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When Homework Is A Struggle

Some children don’t seem to like to read and some appear to really struggle to complete their homework. Most of the time parents think it’s just because they are lazy or want to play instead. But what if it’s not? If your child dislikes reading and homework, it could be related to a vision problem. Most people think “good vision” only means being able to see the smallest line on a chart or recognising an object from a good distance or even having good eye health. But the truth is, seeing clearly is just one of about 17 different vision…

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A Tough Eyewear for the Sporty Kid

Sports is fun, but statistics say it can be dangerous! Protect the eyes with Progear Eyeguard complete spectacles. Made from impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses. More Information
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6 Reasons Why Eyecare Kids Supports Our Children’s Vision

Twelve hundred years after spectacles were invented, there are still children in the world suffering from severe vision loss—simply because they have no access to a pair of spectacles. Imagine this: once they develop even a common eye condition such as myopia (shortsightedness), life will no longer be the same. Why We Support Our Children’s Vision Campaign: #1. We love kids. We are passionate about children’s vision. Good vision allows children to experience all the joys of childhood—identify colours, count objects, see shapes, play outdoors, recognise loved ones’ faces. Dr Soojin Nam, our principal optometrist and a mother of two…

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An Unusual Eye Condition Called Nystagmus

Nystagmus Nystagmus is an involuntary movement of the eye, from side to side in a swinging motion. These movements are usually jerking or jiggling “to and fro” or up and down. Nystagmus is typically classified as congenital or acquired, with multiple subcategories. Manifest Nystagmus Congenital Nystagmus Manifest-latent Nystagmus Acquired Nystagmus Latent Nystagmus Congenital Nystagmus onset in the first few months of age. Most common nystagmus is congenital, where both eyes move together and oscillate like a pendulum. Many people with congential mystagmus have a “null zone” meaning a position of gaze when the eyes moves the least and vision is clear, with a face…

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Understanding the Link Between Vision and Autism

What is Autism? Autism is a developmental neurological condition, consisting of a range of conditions classified as neurodevelopmental disorders—hence its name ‘autistic spectrum disorder’ (ASD). Autism affects how children communicate and interact with others and how they make sense of the world surrounding them. Beginning in infancy, children with autism have difficulties with communication, social interaction, and exhibit restricted/repetitive interests and behaviours. These difficulties are often accompanied by behavioural challenges and sensory issues. Autism affects the way the brain interprets information and social cues in terms of touch, movement, smell, taste, hearing or vision. Since autism is a spectrum of…

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