Blog

Dr. Kuzniar Wins the George Mertz Contact Lens Residency Award

By Birmingham Vision Care | October 2, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Kuzniar who won the George Mertz Contact Lens Residency award for her efforts last year during her residency at Indiana University working with specialty scleral contact lenses!

Read More

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…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

“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…

Read More...

Children Are 800% Worse When Their Mothers Are In The Room

“A study out of the University of Washington Department of Psychology has revealed that children are 800% worse when their mothers are in the room. If the children are under ten, the percentage doubles to 1,600%.” Read More: Children Are 800% Worse When Their Mothers Are In The Room Study: Children Are 800% Worse When…

Read More...

Toys and Eye Safety

“Children are born with an underdeveloped visual system that grows with them. As part of normal infant vision development, newborns can see objects only up close, and toddlers and preschoolers commonly are farsighted. Also, some school-age children need eyeglasses. Throughout their growing years, children are visually stimulated. Nothing stimulates a child’s vision more easily than…

Read More...

Contact Lens Hygiene

“If you wear contact lenses, chances are you’ve slept in them and on occasion forgot to disinfect them. Of the 41 million estimated contact lens wearers in the United States; almost everyone is guilty of breaking the rules when it comes to contact care, according to a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control.”…

Read More...

New Glaucoma Test

“Scientists are developing a new test that could detect glaucoma ten years before symptoms appear – and potentially save the sight of millions of people. The technology, which detects dying nerve cells in the eye, has the potential to identify other neurological conditions at an early stage, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Glaucoma is the…

Read More...