The American Optometric Association reports that 1 in 4 children have a vision issue that negatively impacts learning. Even children with “perfect vision” can still struggle academically because other aspects of the visual system are not perfect. This makes 20/20 vision only one measure of the visual system. If the whole visual system is not Continue reading
Nearsightedness (Myopia) among children has been rapidly increasing for decades yet the risks and treatment are widely misunderstood by parents and caregivers. Prevention and early detection are two keys to controlling this epidemic impacting children’s vision, development and classroom learning. What is nearsightedness? Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is a vision condition that impacts a Continue reading
Age proofing your eyesight is a continuous process that is best when started early in life but can be implemented at any age for eye health benefits. The rate in which our eyes age can be reduced if we are mindful of what increases age-related eye diseases and what slows the eye-aging process. For instance, Continue reading
Does my child need an eye exam? Many parents are unaware that by age 5, a child should have completed three eye exams with an eye doctor. Vision screenings with a pediatrician are part of an essential health plan, but to get a complete look at how your child’s visual system is developing they need Continue reading
Many people don’t realize that in addition to keeping your eyes healthy and addressing eye health challenges, optometrists can detect over 270 serious health conditions before symptoms ever occur. That’s because the eye is the only place in the body where any doctor can look at blood vessels and understand the health of an individual’s Continue reading
We’re so pleased to share that Channel 7 News in Denver, interviewed our patient, Michael Gibbs who was in a car accident in 2015. Vision Therapy was the key to Michael returning to the life he loved after a traumatic brain injury.
Recently, Dr. Jeri gave a presentation about Myopia in kids. Learn why myopia (commonly called “nearsightedness”) is increasing so much and about groundbreaking treatments available.
What is myopia? Myopia is a refractive error (commonly referred to as nearsightedness) causing distance vision to be blurry. The myopic eye is typically longer than the non-myopic eye. Myopia often occurs during childhood when the eye is still growing and the earlier it occurs, the more likely the myopia will worsen if appropriate interventions Continue reading
Playing video games is an exciting hobby for both kids and adults. Not only is it incredibly fun, it can actually have visual skills benefits. Many digital games can improve your visual reaction time, expand your visual attention, and train your eyes to see in more detail. All of these things are excellent skills for Continue reading
As an optometrist, I’m asked all the time, “How do you even check a baby’s eyes?” Below are some guidelines for when to plan for eye exams from ages six months to three years old. Ages 6-12 Months The first thing to know, is that it’s very important to have a baby’s eyes checked. Continue reading