Laura Vasilakos, OD Development Optometrist
Laura Vasilakos, OD Development Optometrist

Why Vision Therapy?

20/20 sight does not equal good vision.  Why? Sight is measured by using a specified size black letter with high contrast black on a white background at a distance of 20 feet.  Just because you or your child are able to see the letters on the eye chart doesn’t mean you have good vision. Vision…

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Kids and electronics. It’s time to take a break.

If your kids are glued to their electronics, it’s a good idea to unglue them.  Screen use may cause vision problems.  Recent research suggest that screens could contribute to the onset of problems including near-sightedness and astigmatism. Instead, teach your kids to the 20-20-20 rule: after every 20 minutes using a screen, look at something…

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Preschoolers need an eye examination, not a screening.

Nearly 175,000 American preschoolers struggle with common, but untreated, vision problems and that number is expected to rise in the next few years! According to a recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the number of cases of uncorrected poor vision in this very young population will jump 26 percent by 2060.…

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Go Outside and Play!

Children should go outside and play! Time spent outdoors between the ages of 3 to 8 1/2 years was inversely associated with the risk of developing myopia in children between the ages of 10 to 15 years old,” researchers found after examining data on some 2,833 children.  The findings were recently published in Investigative Ophthalmology &…

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Study Finds Exposure to Sunlight May Reduce Risk of Myopia

In a recent Journal of the American Medical Association Ophthalmology publication, researchers found that seniors “with the highest UVB exposure, especially in the teenage and young adult years, had about a 30 percent lower risk for myopia lowest exposure.”  In addition, exposure to UVB “between the ages of 14 and 29 years was associated with…

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