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Safely Viewing the Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

On Aug. 21 a solar eclipse will be visible across North America, and several optometry organizations have offered advice on how to view the event safely. According to the American Optometric Association, it is safe to look directly at the sun only during the totality of the eclipse, when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s…

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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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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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“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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Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Macuhealth and You!

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among patients 65 and older. Also know as AMD, age-related macular degeneration is degeneration of the macula or the part of the retina that is responsible for sharp, central vision. It is this central vision that is needed to drive or read. AMD…

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