A year ago we learned what a coloboma is. We took Cece to the ophthalmologist thinking she had a slight lazy eye, but then received the news that her eye condition was much more serious. We were given a poor prognosis and sent on our way. A year later, and we’ve found an amazing support system of doctors, therapists, and other families, who have given us so much hope. Cece continues to show us that she isn’t going to let her visual impairment slow her down!
With that being said, the first photo shows “the glow,” which is “an abnormal reflection from the retina of the eye, that appears as a white, opaque, or yellow spot in the pupil of the eye in photos taken with flash. The Glow can indicate at least 20 different eye diseases and conditions” (https://knowtheglow.org/facts/). If you see the glow in photos of your children, or you have any concerns about their vision, make sure you have their eyes checked! #knowtheglow#childrenseyehealth#coloboma#colobomacutie#opticnervecoloboma#colobomaawareness#microphthalmia#microphthalmiaawareness#anisometropia#kidsthatpatch#rockyourdifferent#rarewarrior
We're so excited to feature another small Liberty Lake business!
Meet Just Chillin' Eats & Sweets.
@justchillineatsnsweets is a veteran-owned and operated store. The family that owns it (Bob Gimlin and his son-in-law, Jeremy Staples, both veterans) are bakers who have purchased a frozen yogurt shop back in 2015. The froyo/bakery specializes in froyo (including dairy free and sugar free), hand-scooped ice cream, cheesecakes, homemade breads, cookies, cupcakes, and anything else that could be baked under the sun. Most items can be made sugar free or gluten free!
We tagged their Instagram in the photo - here is their website. http://www.justchillineatsandsweets.com/
Did you know that 80% of a child’s learning is obtained through vision? Vision problems can affect learning and development, and they will not necessarily be able to tell you that they cannot see clearly. Don’t neglect your child’s eyes - book them in for regular sight tests which are free on the NHS for under 16s #childrenseyehealth#eyes#optician#independent
Common childhood eye conditions are allergic conjunctivitis, acute conjunctivitis (pink eye), squint (cross-eye), lazy eye, refractive errors (need for glasses), blepharitis (eyelid margin inflammation), dry eyes.
Some of the symptoms include redness of eyes, itchy eyes/rubbing eyes, going close to television/computer screen or book, irritation in eyes, excessive blinking, eye drifting inward or outwards, blurring of vision / not able to see well and not doing well in academics.
To book an appointment at Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi, 📞 +97126356161 or visit the link in bio.
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وتشمل الأعراض احمرار العين وحكة في العيون وفرك العيون والاقتراب من التلفاز أو شاشة الحاسوب أو الكتاب للرؤية وتهيج في العيون والإفراط في الرمش وتغير في اتجاه العين للأمام أو للخلف وعدم وضوح الرؤية مما يؤثر على الحياة الأكاديمية.
لحجز موعد في مستشفى مورفيلدز للعيون أبوظبي،📞0097126356161 أو زر الرابط في صفحتنا.
If your child has myopia (aka shortsightedness) and always needs to get stronger lenses every year, he or she has a type of myopia called progressive myopia.
With progressive myopia, vision worsens as the child gets older. This could lead to high myopia and other eye problems (like glaucoma, macular degeneration and retinal detachment) later in life. To prevent this, it is important to take action to slow the progression of myopia.
If you do not already know, myopia is a condition in which an individual sees near objects clearly but experiences blurry vision while looking at far objects. It is worsened by activities that encourage excessive focus on near objects (e.g. spending long hours reading, writing or working/playing on the computer and other digital devices). ___
To slow down myopia in children,
1️⃣ Limit the amount of time they spend on digital devices.
2️⃣ Let them play outside more often. This exposes their eyes to natural light and help them engage in activities that stimulate their distance vision.
3️⃣ Encourage them to take breaks in between reading/writing or other close work. (This is rarely necessary expect for older children/ teenagers who may be preparing for serious exams).
4️⃣ Get their eyes examined once in a year or two or as recommended by your eye doctor to ensure that they have the right prescription as using the wrong prescription can put strain their eyes further.
If your child does not have myopia, applying the above recommendations will help reduce the risk of myopia even if it runs in your family.
So do not wait for symptoms to develop before you start doing something. Help you child maintain good vision. Book an eye exam now. .
. #eyecareforyou #icareforyou #eyecareguide #childrenseyehealth #childeyecare #myopia #myopiaprogression #shortsightedness #nearsightedness
2 813 January, 2020
Time to get those patches on!! New year! New goals!! What’s your 2020 goals? — to see closer to 2020? Guessing that means patching goals!?? And how are you going to do it!? Patching is hard— So please share!! Inspire your fellow patchers!! 👀
Here are some fun videos of patch application!! #getsticking
3 2410 January, 2020
These adorable Marie Claire frames look so nice on our model! The teal really pops, and is great way to add a fun splash of color to your daily look!
Did you know that babies are supposed to get their first eye exam at 6 months? This little one is a wee bit early, but she was a good sport for her first eye exam today. She had her refractive status (prescription), binocular vision, and retinal health checked. #ChildrensEyeHealth#ThinkAboutYourEyes#BeaverlodgeAB
0 226 January, 2020
Does your child read like this. It can be a sign of eye problems. Catching visual difficulties early can make a huge difference to a child's performance at school.
Come in for a chat.
We can test your childs vision and eye health, which is free on the NHS.
We also offer visual stress testing and myopia control contact lenses.
Vision and learning are intimately related. In fact, experts say that roughly 80 percent of what a child learns in school is information that is presented visually. So good vision is essential for students of all ages to reach their full academic potential.
Ruling out simple refractive errors is the first step in making sure your child is visually ready for school. But nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism are not the only visual disorders that can make learning more difficult.
Less obvious vision problems related to the way the eyes function and how the brain processes visual information also can limit your child's ability to learn.
Any vision problems that have the potential to affect academic and reading performance are considered learning-related vision problems.
Raushni could see properly and easily read out what was written on the board placed at a distance of 6 meters but not all kids are as lucky as her. It is estimated that about 4,56,000 children in Bihar need vision correction due to refractive problems.
Akhand Jyoti’s #SwasthDrishtiAbhiyan aims to screen school-going children in rural hinterlands of Bihar, identify those kids having refractive errors and correct their vision by giving free spectacles.
The retina (camera film inside the eye) has NO pain receptors - which is why dilation for an annual eye physical is so important. Patients do not feel if they have a hole, tear, or bleed in their camera film (retina), and any of those can cause permanent vision loss if not detected promptly.
I’m pleased to report that surgery recovery has been going very well. Honestly, the hardest part of it all has been keeping Gus from running, jumping, climbing, and dancing wildly all over the house while his eye heals. The iPad seems to be the only thing that keeps him completely still.
We’ve had our fair share of wrestling matches over eye drops the last several days (7 total drops administered throughout the day), but he did much better today, and I was able to give him his last three rounds of drops by myself. We’ve been using Pez candy as a treat after getting his drops so that helps! Today was the first day Gus wore glasses instead of his eye shield and it was so nice to see both of his eyes clearly! He’s still wearing a metal shield while sleeping, and a clear shield while riding in the car. He fought against the shield really hard while coming off of anesthesia in the hospital, but has done an amazing job since. There have been a few occasions when he’s even requested more tape because his shield felt loose and he was worried it might fall off. Gus has woken me up twice to tell me his shield came off in his sleep and that he needed me to tape it back on. I think the shield has helped him feel safe and secure and I definitely feel better when it’s on.
Dr. Wilson gave permission for Gus to wear protective glasses during the day with supervision at home, and this morning Gus announced that his eye was feeling better and he was ready to wear his glasses. It was so nice to see both of his eyes clearly again!
In preparation for surgery, I had our optical shop order a Plano (RX 0) transition lens for Gus to wear as protection during the healing process, and in this video you can get a better idea of the true size of his left eye. His previous glasses RX created an optical illusion that made his weaker eye look significantly smaller than his non-affected (“normal”) eye, but in fact, his once-micro eye is now the bigger of the two.
Today is our Holiday Potluck & Staff Meeting! We’re excited to gather together over some delicious treats, and discuss the best way to improve your Burlington Eyecare experience.
1 3313 December, 2019
Gus got a visit from Dr. Wilson before surgery this morning. He is truly in the best hands. 🖤
15 20212 December, 2019
We are awaiting eye surgery number five at the Medical University of South Carolina. Gus will have an eye exam under general anesthesia with a lens implant replacement procedure beginning at approximately 10:10 AM EST. Please keep sweet Gus in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you! 🖤
Children who NEED eyeglasses CAN pass a school or peditrician's eye exam! These in office tests are simply vision screenings and do NOT replace an eye doctor's thorough eye exam. Read this mom's experience below 👇🏽 https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/a29320512/child-vision-problems-personal-story/
This Thursday, December 12, Gus will have his intraocular lens implant (IOL) replaced with a lens implant more suitable for his current eye size. We’ll get new measurements and hopefully learn more about the development in his PFV eye. In this video, Gus is wearing the two eye shields he wore after his initial lens implant placement procedure in December 2017. Surgery is never fun, but we try to normalize the process and keep it as positive as possible for him. This will be Gus’ sixth eye exam under general anesthesia and his fifth eye surgery with Dr. Ed Wilson at the MUSC Storm Eye Institute in Charleston. Gus has so much love for his eye care team and wants to make them proud. I am so incredibly thankful for this strong, silly, brave little boy of mine. Please keep Gus in your thoughts and prayers as we prepare for surgery this week.❤️
How are your children going with their vision? 👧🏼🧒🏻👦🏾 The end of the school year is a great time to sit down with your children and have a chat about how this year went for them - and it’s important to ask them about their eyes 👀
Headaches, sore or strained eyes, frequently rubbing eyes or blinking, avoiding reading, tilting their head to read and squinting can all indicate there may be something that could need correcting - but sometimes children with eye problems don’t show any signs!
Book in now for the new year to get your children’s vision and eye health assessed before the start of the new school year 😁
Did you know the average child spends 6.5 hours a day in front of a screen?! 👩🏽💻👨🏻💻
Could all this screen time be hurting our children’s eyes 👀 ? 🤨 This is a question many parents ask me...and with good reason!
Though the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends these screen time guidelines, most children have far more exposure. Given the digital world we live in, screen time is simply unavoidable!
Most children are on screens for schoolwork, homework, as well as entertainment- whether it’s the latest YouTube video, video game or messaging App. And the hours simply keep adding up as kids get older.
Fortunately, there is NO evidence that screen time with its associated blue light exposure will cause permanent long-term damage to our children’s vision.
However, there are short term issues to consider:
-digital eye strain
-dry eye (yes, kids get it too!)
-difficulty falling asleep
So to counteract these issues, consider downloading a screen filter app to block out blue light after a particular time in the evening. Blue blocking glasses can also help, though make sure you are purchasing from a reputable manufacturer!
Also encourage your children to take breaks by using the 20/20 rule- every 20 minutes, they should close their eyes for 20 seconds.
Maybe even have them use lubricating drops to prevent dryness.
Finally and most importantly, make sure they have a rainbow of colors 🌈 in their diet from veggies and fruits (not Skittles or M&Ms 😂)to provide them with all the nutrients they need to protect their vision.
Use these simple tips to teach your kids good digital habits early. Help them be prepared for when they grow up and spend even more time on screens, as most of us adults do!
How much time do your kids spend on screens? Any tips to share?
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It’s been six months since we found out that Aria needed glasses. There no signs, we were completely clueless. She desperately wanted her eyes tested thanks to an episode of Peppa Pig, so, at my appointment I asked when she should be tested and they booked her in. It turns out it was a good job we did, her eye sight is really bad! Unfortunately she seems to be following me with my dodgy long sighted vision.
We struggled to get her to wear her glasses at first. It wasn’t helped by her being too small for all of the beautiful princess glasses on display. We were given two pairs of metal rimmed glasses at first, and they were awful. They looked awful, they had no give in them and I don’t think they were particularly comfortable. We broke so many pairs and even lost a pair, and when we had a working pair it was a struggle to get her to wear them. I spoke to the optician about how awful the metal ones were and we were offered plastic Winnie the Pooh glasses instead and they’ve been amazing. There is loads of give in them, they are comfortable and they look a lot nicer.
We still forgot to put her glasses on some days in the first few months, it’s such a big adjustment! Six months on and she is wearing her glasses pretty much all the time, we have one or two days when we completely forget but we’re almost there!
She had her six month check up last week and was so excited that the princess glasses would fit now because she’s grown. They still don’t fit 🙈 she was chuffed with her two new pairs of Winnie glasses in different colours to before. She’s now been put on yearly check ups, maybe she’ll finally be big enough for the princess glasses next year!
#eyeseeStacie 👦🏻 It’s back to school season and guess which boys started school today? ☝🏻☝🏻Were there any tears? Yes. Was it from me or the boys? Not saying. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
August also marks Children’s Eye Health and Safety month! Just a vision screening from the pediatrician is NOT sufficient. It’s important to receive a full comprehensive eye exam to examine the ocular health of children’s eyes as well as their entire visual system. School aged children’s visual system are much more fragile than adults and problems with their system can manifest as children having difficulty with school work, reading while covering one eye, not being able to read for long periods of time, or even eyestrain. This is why it’s very important for school aged children to receive an annual eye exam from their eye doctor. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Did these two fellas see their eye doctor before starting school? You betcha #tigeraunt 🐯
Swipe to see what it’s really like taking pictures with them 😂
When should my baby’s eyes stop crossing?🤔 It’s totally normal for those little peepers to cross all the way up until about 4 months old!
Your baby comes out with very little control over their body and gazing around the room, looking back and forth at toys, and staring at your face help build those eye muscles. It’s the first skill your baby will develop. The ability to move their eyes intentionally.
Does it matter if they’re 5+ months old and still crossing? Yes! They could have a condition called strabismus (misaligned eyes) or amblyopia (“lazy” eye). Both are fixable!
Vision is key for your baby’s development. So if the eyes are off-track: other skills will be affected. Ask for an eye specialist referral from your pediatrician and get them checked out to get baby back on-track!
The 20-20-20 rule applies to kids AND adults. Put a sticky note on your monitor that says “blink” it will remind you to blink and take a break👩⚕️ #tohealistolove
4 1084 March, 2019
Thought it had been a while since I have given a true update on Scarlett and her lucky eye... so here we go!
Her orbit is still growing pretty quickly. We have already had one build up but I am starting to think we already need another. I included photos of her prosthetic so you could see the build up. The red dot on the top let's us know that is the top of the eye. She is very aware that her right eye feels different than her left. She will often reach out and feel (okay, poke) someone's eye to see how it feels. She also recognizes a difference in the mirror with and without it in. She, visually, doesn't miss a thing. She is always aware of changes around her and will readjust her position if there is something she wants to see outside her range of vision. We are still unaware if she has issues with depth perception but this will start to show more as she walks according to our doctors. At the same time, if she does have issues with it, she is already learning to work around it and discover ways to understand it. 💜
Thanks to everyone that has followed our journey with Eye See Scarlett and even though our name has changed... the journey is still the same. We have moved all blog posts regarding Scarlett to @pfvkids and cannot wait to watch her grow with you all
11 12023 September, 2018
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