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Congratulations Jennifer On Your Certification As Paraoptometric (CPO)!

Jennifer is our veteran optometric technician, with four years under her belt. Jennifer graduated from Central Michigan University, majoring in Early Childhood Development, with a minor in Communication Disorders. She also has an Associate’s Degree in Medical Assisting, from Baker College. She decided to put all of her knowledge and hard work towards getting certified,…

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A cataract is the clouding or an opaque area of the ordinarily clear lens of the eye. This can interfere with vision. Sometimes a cataract is very small and affects the your vision very minimally or not at all. However if a cataract is suspected or diagnosed, it is recommended that it be monitored closely…

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CNN Reports: New Brain Injury Recovery Research

CNN: A new study in the Journal of Pediatrics suggests that recovery from a brain injury or concussion can take anywhere from days to weeks to years depending on the age of the injured and the severity of the concussion. In conjunction with other symptoms such as headaches, blurred vision and dizziness, a concussion can…

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The Ghost in My Brain – Book Review

The Ghost in my Brain Clark Elliott A personal account of suffering from a concussion. Clark Elliott had a short blackout as the result of a fairly minor automobile accident. His symptoms were anything but minor. For over a decade he dealt with pain in his skull, balance problems, thinking for long period of time…

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Parents Speak Out about the Visual Link to Recovery

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and ahead of that we have a press release from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. The new movie, “Concussion,” has thrown into the spotlight the real risks of having a child in contact sports like soccer or football. “Research has shown that approximately 70% of young athletes…

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School Vision Screening Doesn’t Make the Grade

“Because so much of learning and development is tied to vision, early, accurate detection of vision problems is essential,” says Dr. Kepes. “Many people are surprised to learn that 60 per cent of children with literacy issues actually have an undiagnosed or untreated vision problem.” Read the full story here. Some eye opening facts about…

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A Look At Less Visible Eye Conditions

From the Irish Times Apart from the major conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts, there are a number of diseases or accidents that can affect vision and potentially lead to blindness. Priscilla Lynch reports: Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially sight-threatening complication that affects people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, it…

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“I never knew he couldn’t see, it’s like: Did nobody think to ask?”

Hopkins studies student vision, learning In the month after Alexander Dominguez joined Maygon Thompson’s third-grade class at Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary School, he breezed through worksheets and quickly rose to be among the most studious members. So when the third-grader couldn’t read a relatively simple sentence on the board, Thompson was puzzled. “I thought he…

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