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Looking deeper into Glaucoma

Cirrus HD-OCT: Revealing the complete picture. Cirrus HD-OCT offers the ultimate benefit for people livingwith glaucoma – the best possible care. Early detection helps your optometrist to diagnose and control glaucoma before permanent damage is done. If you have glaucoma or are developing glaucoma, Cirrus HD-OCT enables your optometrist to watch closely for the slightest… Read More


Miraflex For Your Kids

New technologies and equipment have enabled early diagnosis of vision problems from the very first months of life. With appropriate corrections, these challenges can be resolved early in the child’s life, resulting in improved learning and communication skills. However, to achieve optimum results in the shortest time period, it is necessary to intervene using the… Read More


The New Optometrists Malawi

The New OptometristsMzuzu, MalawiOctober, 2012 World Sight Day 2012 marked the official handover of a new optometry training centre to the Malawi School of Optometry, made possible through the generosity of Canadian optometrist, Dr. Allan Jones and the eye care charity, Canadian Vision Care. In the lead up to the ceremony, Dr. Jones spent some… Read More


Television and Vision

Eye care experts generally agree: Watching television will not harm your eyes or vision if the TV room is lit properly and if you follow a few viewing tips. In fact, there is usually less strain involved in TV viewing than in doing close work such as sewing or reading. But TV watching for long… Read More


Reading and Vision

Good vision is vital to reading well. And although vision may not be the only cause of reading difficulties, it is one that is sometimes overlooked. Eight vision skills needed to read Reading requires the integration of eight different vision skills. Only one is checked by the typical school eye chart test. Quick eye examinations… Read More


Mature Vision

Most changes in vision occur in the early and later years of life. Although some people may discover they have nearsightedness — or difficulty seeing at a distance — as late as their mid-20s, vision typically stabilizes during the late teen years. From then until around age 40, vision typically changes little, if at all…. Read More


How the Eye Works

Our ability to “see” starts when light reflects off an object at which we are looking and enters the eye. As it enters the eye, the light is unfocused. The first step in seeing is to focus the light rays onto the retina, which is the light sensitive layer found inside the eye. Once the… Read More


Children’s Vision

About 80 percent of all babies are born farsighted — able to see objects clearly at a distance but less clearly close up. Some five percent are born nearsighted, or unable to see objects at a distance clearly. Approximately 15 percent are born with nothing wrong with the refractive parts of the eye — the… Read More


Spots & Floaters

Do you occasionally see specks or threadlike strands drifting across your field of vision? Then, when you try to look at them, do they seem to dart away? If so, you’re seeing what eye care practitioners call spots or floaters. While almost everyone sees a few spots at one time or another, they can occur… Read More


Myopia

If you can see objects nearby with no problem, but reading road signs or making out the writing on the board at school is more difficult, you may be near- or shortsighted. This condition is known as myopia, a term that comes from a Greek word meaning “closed eyes.” Myopia is not a disease, nor… Read More


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