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What are the Symptoms of Amblyopia?

Commonly called “lazy eye,” amblyopia occurs when clear eyesight fails to develop in one or both eyes, even with glasses and in the absence of disease.

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Topics: Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Why it Took This Seventh Grader 3 Hours a Night to do Homework

Why does a gifted reader spend 3 hours a night struggling with homework?

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Topics: Success Stories

Types of Amblyopia: “Lazy Eye” Can Take on Several Forms

Amblyopia is the medical term for what is commonly called “lazy eye.” Amblyopia results from the failure to develop clear vision in one or both eyes even with glasses in the absence of disease. Typically, one eye sees more clearly than the other but sometimes both eyes are affected.

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Topics: Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

The Prevalence of Strabismus: How Common Is “Crossed Eyes”

In its Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline: Comprehensive Pediatric Eye and Vision Examination, the American Optometric Association (AOA) reports that the prevalence of strabismus in the general population is somewhere between 2.5% and 4.6%. That’s 8 to 15 million people.

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Topics: Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)

The Prevalence of Amblyopia: How Common is “Lazy Eye?”

In its Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline: Comprehensive Pediatric Eye and Vision Examination, the American Optometric Association (AOA) reports that the prevalence of amblyopia in the general population is somewhere between 2% and 2.5%. That’s more than six million people.

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Topics: Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Lucas’s Family Finds Vision Therapy is the Answer After Eight Years of Struggles

Kelly Gozdziewski will never forget the words spoken by her son, Lucas, after he received new prism glasses. Lucas had been putting the glasses on and then taking them off, when he stopped and looked at his mother.

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Topics: Success Stories

2018 Gift List: 129 Vision-Friendly, Age-Appropriate Toys

To help parents pick out the toys that will enhance a child’s visual development, we’re offering up our 2018 list of 129 optometrist-approved children’s toys!  This year we’ve labeled the toys with age-appropriate designations.

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Topics: Vision Friendly Gift List, Developmental Optometrist

Why School Problems Can Occur With Kids Who Never Had Problems Before

Kids can experience school problems for a variety of reasons.  But beyond things like a learning disability or stress at home, one surprising issue can affect kids who’ve never struggled in school before:  A functional vision problem.

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Topics: Vision and Learning

What Dogs Can Teach Us About Vision Testing in Infants and Children


Do dogs need to get their vision tested?  Prisca did. Her testing not only revealed a functional vision problem, but also serves as an example of how we can find similar undetected issues in infants and children.

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Topics: Functional Vision Test

Psychologist Says Testing for Vision Problems Could Prevent Unnecessary Treatments and Medications

Identifying the problem is the first step to treating a child or an adult who is struggling at school or work. Testing is critical, and in cases related to functional vision problems, it could prevent the need for unnecessary treatments and/or medications.

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