Clear Future For Three Siblings With Myopia

As a mother of three children with varying degrees of myopia, Yanti recalls “It was very stressful to watch all of their vision deteriorate each year,” as she reflected on her first two children’s experiences with glasses. “Their prescription was raised quite high as their vision got worse and they eventually needed glasses with -5.00. I knew I had to do something then,” she continued. With very sporty and active children, glasses and contact lenses quickly limited all three of them, often drying their eyes out severely during certain seasons and limiting their playtime. After three months of wearing glasses,…
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Fun Kids Books About Glasses & Eye Patches

We have compiled a list for you of some popular children’s books you can enjoy reading to your child about vision and glasses. Wearing glasses for the first time as a child can be a life changing event, so reading stories about similar vision conditions and glasses can give the child a sense of connection to the characters and enjoyment. Also, if you have an older child, don’t forget to point out that Harry Potter wears glasses! Little Kim’s Left & Right Book Author Charles McMonnies The Turtle Who Needed Glasses Author: Ben Patt The Patch Author: Justina Chen Heddley…
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Simple School Holiday Fun Without Electronics!

Often finding ways to keep your children busy over the holidays is a mammoth task. Family outings can be very expensive, even a simple trip to the cinema can cost hundreds after spending on tickets, popcorn and drinks.  Entertaining your children during the holidays SHOULD and CAN be easier and cheaper. All it takes is a little guidance and a lot of imagination. INDOOR IDEAS Sort through the toy cupboard: Kids accumulate so many toys over the years that going back and clearing toy boxes and toy shelves can be quite suprising. The kids will be able to rediscover old treasures,…
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Do You See Double Vision When You Read?

1 in 12 people suffer from an eye teaming problem called Convergence Insufficiency.   Convergence Insufficiency, a condition which is often overlooked during an eye test, and not widely understood by the general health profession, can have a huge impact on an individual’s level of visual comfort, particularly with near work tasks. Behavioural optomerist, SooJin Nam explains, “I once saw a lovely 7 year old girl who told her mother she sometimes saw two of her and of things around her.  It could happen any time during the day.  Sometimes when she woke up, sometimes during school and sometimes at the…
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Common Questions Parents Ask During An Eye Exam

Why does my child hold his books so close or have such a short working distance to his table? Close working distance can occur for a number of different reasons.  Children with strong postural reflexes and low muscle tone can struggle to maintain an upright posture when sitting at a table.  Uncorrected prescriptions (such as myopia, hyperopia), binocular dysfunction (convergence excess, accommodative excess) would create a tendency to hold material closer as the print would appear larger and hence ‘easier’ to see.  This would be only a temporary measure as visual fatigue would set in faster due to the greater visual demand…
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