How to make sure your child isn’t the 1 in 4 with an undetected vision issue

Vision by Age

Our vision has an effect on our lives from the day we are born all the way to the end of our life. How you care for your eyes at different stages of life changes. Here you will find articles that address different vision care needs for people in all stages of life.

What does your childs behavior tell you about their vision

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Kids – Beyond the behavior

Can you identify these common warning signs of vision problems in kids?

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what animals eyes do you have

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A wild look at determining your animal eyes

Are you blind as a bat? Can you see as sharply as an eagle? Find out what type of animal your vision mirrors in this interactive quiz.

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Visionary quotes quiz

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Visionary quotes quiz

See if you have a keen insight into these visionary legends’ minds.

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Framing your personality quiz

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Framing your personality quiz

Find out what your personality says about the type of frames you should buy by taking this short quiz.

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How to make sure your child isn’t the 1 in 4 with an undetected vision issue

It’s hard to imagine that newborn babies can only see about 8-12 inches away, with anything beyond all a blur.[1] It’s even harder to imagine just how crucial a strong visual system is for a child’s overall development, with 80% …

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Blue light from tablet

Stave off the blues: Specially designed lenses can filter potentially harmful blue light

Are digital screens keeping you up at night leaving you sluggish the next day? Sounds like it could be time to ask your eye doctor about options to keep the blues at bay. With the average person spending 7.4 hours …

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Driving at night

Blinded by the night? 3 ways to stay safe when driving at night

It’s late and you’re behind the wheel. You know the feeling – tired eyes, squinting at oncoming headlights, the glare off a wet street. Night driving is a real problem for millions of us. It’s a safety issue, too. Even …

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How a routine eye exam can save your life

Julie Beall might be a cancer patient, but she’s truly defined by any number of other titles. She’s a wife and mother, a registered nurse, a real estate professional, an MBA graduate, a small business owner and public speaker. She …

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Vision issues to monitor in your 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond

With each passing year, we gain more memories and more wisdom. (We hope!) But as we grow older, our bodies change too, including our eyes and vision. This process is natural, but it’s important to stay aware of age-related vision …

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How pregnancy affects your eyesight

Pregnancy is often a time of great joy and anticipation, but it can also bring an increase in hormones that may cause temporary changes in your vision. Your eye care professional can help you learn about the following potential vision …

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Are you at risk for glaucoma?

Glaucoma is the name for a group of eye diseases that develop when increased fluid pressure in the eyes damages the nerve fibers in the optic nerve and retina. This damage can lead to irreversible vision loss. The good news …

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A Woman’s Guide to Vision Health

Many women know the importance of a regular doctor visit for themselves and their family. However, many of us don’t realize that a regular visit to the eye doctor is just as necessary as a visit to the family doctor. …

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What you’re doing (or not doing) that will affect how your child learns

As a parent who values your child’s education, you’ve probably gone to great lengths to make sure your child goes to the right school and has access to the best possible teachers. You’ve also spent a lot of time hunting …

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Keep up with your child’s eye exams

Through a child’s eyes, the world can be full of wonder, where everyday objects possess extraordinary powers, and simple pleasures create lasting memories. However, beyond the ability to see the world with spirit and imagination, a child’s actual vision needs …

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Blues clues: Detecting the effects of blue light on kids’ vision

A screen may be a child’s distraction, but to young eyes it can be a disturbance. Children begin carrying digital devices from the moment their dimpled fingers can carry them – 72 percent of kids aged eight and younger had used …

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Taking your eyes out of the clouds: detecting and treating cataracts

Mr. Magoo may have been an endearing source of laughter, but those who suffer from cataracts are not likely to find humor in blurred vision. Cataracts, often associated with cloudy eyes, represent the most common cause of vision loss among …

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Macular degeneration: detecting and preventing a leading cause of vision loss

Our eyes are cameras to the world, and for many of us the picture may be falling out of focus. Macular degeneration—simply described as blurred vision—is a leading cause of vision loss among people 50 and older, affecting more than …

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Ask an astronaut: Why polycarbonate lenses are the safest bet for kids

Eyeglass-related injuries can send tens of thousands of people to the emergency room a year, many of them children.1 Fortunately, some of the best precautions are being molded every day. Polycarbonate lenses, which are smash resistant, are among the best …

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Helping Baby See

Encouraging your child’s vision development can be a joy for you both. During the first year of life, your baby is growing, learning and developing in countless ways, including building critical basic vision skills. Helping your child develop his or …

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Make Eye Care a Family Affair

At every age, your family members can benefit from regular eye care. From the very young to the young at heart, regular eye exams are important to keeping everyone in your family productive and well. Roughly 232 million Americans require …

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Contacts: They’re for Kids, Too

Find out more about what they’ve been asking for.

The most common eye problems in children are refractive errors—defects in the way the eye focuses light on the retina—which includes myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. These problems can almost always be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. Yet …

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  • 80% of learning in the first 12 years comes through the eyes

    Source: The Discovery Eye Foundation, Learning-related vision problems, July 2014.