Reliable Alternatives to Children’s Glasses: Ortho-K and Eye Exercises

A research study released by the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine concluded that the chances of optometrists prescribing glasses to children were 35 percent compared to a mere 2 percent prescribed by pediatric ophthalmologists. The differences in handling vision correction in children is vast. Sean Donahue, the lead study author of the Vanderbilt University study […]

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EyeKarate: Self-Defense for the Eyes! (Part 5)

What you have learned so far is that myopia (nearsightedness) is an optical error of the eye where images at a distance appear blurry. You also learned that myopia is more prevalent in school-aged children, with the most likely causative factors being genetics, nutrition and the environment. What I set out to do now is show you what is being done to […]

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EyeKarate: Self-Defense for the Eyes (part 4)

In previous posts (1, 2, 3), I spoke about the who (children), why (visual stress), and where (sclera) of myopia development. By now you probably noticed that I used the terms nearsightedness and myopia interchangeably. It is because they mean the same thing. Therefore, for the sake of brevity (and the fact that I am tired […]

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EyeKarate: Self-Defense for the Eyes (Part 3)

In previous posts (Part 1, Part 2 ), I defined farsighted vs. nearsighted, talked about vision screenings vs. comprehensive eye examinations, and touched upon why children are more susceptible to developing myopia. Now, let us delve deeper into understanding the dangers of myopia. Myopia Fuss? You take your child to the eye doctor for a comprehensive eye examination. The […]

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EyeKarate: Self-Defense for the Eyes (Part 2)

Eye See, Therefore Eye Am In our first post (Part 1), I introduced to you the concepts of farsightedness (hyperopia) and nearsightedness (myopia). (I also shared with you one of my favorite tricks to keep these two terms less confusing.) Hopefully by reading that post, you came away with the understanding that nearsightedness can be caused by factors […]

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EyeKarate: Self-Defense for the Eyes (Part 1)

Welcome to our very first blog post! Our goal is to promote and educate our readers on vision performance, preventative vision care, and nonsurgical vision correction (sleepSEE). We hope to convince you that vision care goes far beyond simply wearing glasses or contact lenses. Proper nutrition, hygiene and protection will provide you with the vision […]

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