Archives for Children’s vision

Myopia – what you can do

Myopia is the medical term for nearsightedness. Myopia is where the eyeball is too long or too powerful. The result is blurred vision; far away objects become blurry, but vision for close objects is clear within a certain range. 60 years ago, 10-20% of the Chinese population was short-sighted. Today, up to 90% of teenagers and young adults are. In Seoul, 96.5% of 19-year-old men are short-sighted. In USA and Europe, approx. half of young adults are myopic, double the prevalence of half a century ago. Worldwide, it is estimated that 2.5 billion people (roughly 1/3 of the world population)
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Categories: Eye Conditions.

What is Myopia?

Myopia, or shortsightedness is a refractive disorder. Myopia occurs when the eye physically grows too long. When a light wave enters the eye, it is bent by the cornea as it makes its way through to land on the retina – the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye. If the eye is too long, the lens of the eye focuses the image in front of the retina instead of on top of it. People with myopia have good near vision but poor distance vision. Causes of myopia Myopia is most often inherited. However, the recent dramatic increase in the prevalence
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Categories: Eye Conditions and Prescription Glasses.

Looking and Learning

Young Eyes and Learning We live in a visual world and there is a very clear connection between good eyesight and learning success at school. Experts say that about 80 percent of what children learn at school is presented visually: good vision is essential for students of any age if they are to reach their potential. Research has shown that in New Zealand around 15% of children have problems with their vision; many of the children are pre-schoolers. If left untreated, eyesight problems can impact on learning, confidence and sports. If your child is not doing so well at school, ruling
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Categories: Eye Tests.

Magic Of OrthoK Therapy

Looking For an Eyewear-Free Lifestyle? Wearing glasses or contacts is necessary for some people, but they can also be a nuisance. Glasses can fall off your face or break if you play sports or have a physical job. Contacts often lead to dry eyes or can be uncomfortable. You can’t swim with glasses or contacts. Children’s glasses are constantly needing to be fixed, adjusted or replaced because they get broken or are scratched to the point of uselessness. Imagine a world where visually challenged people could wake up in the morning and could suddenly see clearly; could see all obstacles in
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Categories: Eye Conditions.

Through A Child’s Eyes

Looking After Young Eyes It’s easy for poor eyesight to go unnoticed in children. Young people may find it difficult to explain any difficulties the’re having with their eyesight. In fact, they may not even be aware they have any problem at all. To make sense of the world we rely on many different kinds of information and 80% of what children learn is through vision. How young people see the world affects how they respond to us, how they learn and how the world will respond to them as they grow and develop. Poor eyesight can cause learning and
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Categories: Eye Tests.

Your Child’s Vision

How Children See The World Children are usually not able to tell you if they can’t see well. At John O’Connor Optometrist we recommend getting your child’s vision assessed early so we can set them up with better vision for life. Our friendly staff have been trained to help put children at ease and make regular eye checks a pleasant experience for all concerned. Children’s Eyesight At Risk Children’s eyesight is getting worse. The latest evidence shows short-sightedness has increased from twenty to forty percent of the population in the last twenty-five years, probably due to lifestyle factors. Numerous studies have
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Categories: Eye Health.