I see kids on a regular basis who have binocular vision or eye tracking efficiency deficits. Usually, the process of explaining this is fairly straightforward. We sometimes show parents examples of activities that their children are struggling with, we go through certain test results with them and compare them against normal values, etc. But when my six-year-old son, Nolan, asked me the other night why he had to do his vision therapy homework I felt somewhat ill-prepared…
It was a snowy and cold Saturday morning when Nolan and I headed to the office for his first session of vision therapy. I knew what to expect as we walked into the office, but my inquisitive six-year-old was curious about what lay ahead of him for the next forty-five minutes. I began to tell Continue reading
Writing this blog post is a humbling moment in my career. As I write, I feel like a terrible father and optometrist but I will keep writing in the hopes my family’s journey will help others. All day I see patients and discuss, in great detail, the visual or physical symptoms they experience that affect Continue reading
Vision is much more than just seeing 20/20. If there is a vision disorder unrelated to clarity, it may make working, learning, sports and hobbies significantly more difficult. Struggling students and hardworking adults may fall behind if their visual demands are overwhelming. Vision therapy is appropriate for treatment of tracking and reading fluency problems, poor Continue reading
Dry Eye Disease (aka Ocular surface disease) is extremely common- especially in Colorado! It is a chronic and progressive disease that if left untreated may cause severe discomfort. Patients may or may not have symptoms in early stages of the disease, but the degenerative process that causes you to have symptoms later in life can Continue reading
BlephEx® is an FDA approved, in-office procedure to treat blepharitis and reduce dry eye symptoms. Blepharitis is a chronic inflammatory disease caused by an overgrowth of natural bacteria along the base of your eyelashes. It often leaves patients suffering from red, sore eyelids with crusty debris at the base of their eyelashes. The Blephex treatment Continue reading
Digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome (CVS), is a group of problems that result from prolonged use of digital devices including desktops, laptops, tablets, e-readers and cellphones.
The following are treatments generally preferred by our Highline Vision Center Optometrists for Dry Eye Disease. If you suffer symptoms of DED, talk to your Highline Optometrist about which treatment will be best for you.
Fall is in the air and Halloween is just around the corner. It’s a great time to start planning costumes for you and your family. What better way to perfect your look than costume contacts! While they can make or break your costume, contact lenses worn without a prescription can cause serious harm to your eyes.
Dry Eye Disease (DED), also known as Ocular Surface Disease (OSD) is a very complex condition that is chronic and progressive. More than 50% of those having the condition do not report symptoms, especially in the early stages. If dry eye disease is identified early, when mild, it is easier to treat, helping to slow Continue reading