Children’s Eye Care – Slowing the Progression of Myopia

Despite all my best efforts to boot G1 out of the house and give him more sunlight exposure, it appears we have not done enough. It probably doesn’t help with his strong genetic component. In the six months since his last eye check, his myopia has progressed significantly from -0.25 in one eye to -1.00Continue reading “Children’s Eye Care – Slowing the Progression of Myopia”

On Eye Tests, Hyperopia, Myopia and Other Eye Stuff

Vision is a real obsession of mine. Between hubby and me, the boys have the hereditary risk of developing hyperopia or myopia. Early detection is important because children suffering from sensory impairment – especially vision and hearing – can have learning difficulties in school. On Hyperopia Since all children start off long-sighted which eventually corrects itself as they getContinue reading “On Eye Tests, Hyperopia, Myopia and Other Eye Stuff”

Fact or Fiction: Too Much Screen Time Bad for Children’s Eyes

G1’s school has implemented an iPad program and one of the biggest concerns it raises is this: how will the extra screen time affect our children’s eyes? When I was growing up, I used to get warnings about the TV: too much TV is bad for your eyes sitting too close to the TV isContinue reading “Fact or Fiction: Too Much Screen Time Bad for Children’s Eyes”

Children’s Eye Care: Testing for Hyperopia

When Aristotle was 3 years old, we had him tested for Amblyopia (better known as “lazy eye”). So now that Hercules is 3 years old, we figured it was time for him to get an eye check up as well. Since hubby has Hyperopia (better known as “long sightedness”) and Amblyopia, and I have Myopia (“shortContinue reading “Children’s Eye Care: Testing for Hyperopia”

Children’s Eye Care: Testing for Amblyopia

Since Gavin was little, we have been concerned about the possibility of him developing lazy eye. It was a cause for concern because both his uncle and father have lazy eye. Hubby’s lazy eye was detected late and as a result it was not corrected. The information back then was that lazy eye had toContinue reading “Children’s Eye Care: Testing for Amblyopia”

Babies: Strabismus, Cross-eyes – When is it a Problem?

Lately I have been noticing that Gareth seems to have cross-eyes (strabismus) quite often.  Sometimes both eyeballs will wonder on their own as if they are each looking at different things.  Although Gavin, too, had cross-eyes when he was a baby, I don’t recall it ever being that bad and I certainly don’t remember bothContinue reading “Babies: Strabismus, Cross-eyes – When is it a Problem?”