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
At Highline Vision Center, we trust Paragon CRT lenses. Paragon CRT is a specially designed therapeutic contact lens that gently and temporarily reshape the cornea while you sleep. Paragon CRT has been FDA approved since 2002 and has been found both safe and effective for patients of all ages when worn during sleeping hours.
Video courtesy of Carole L. Hong, OD, FCOVD: In this video, San Francisco Giants first baseman, Brandon Belt, discusses how vision therapy helped him recover from concussions even though he had “perfect vision.” Even now, he continues to go to vision therapy and he thinks vision therapy is “the next level of the game.”
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.