Wednesday, 22 November 2017
When a child experiences difficulty in reading and writing or sees numbers and letters in reverse, it’s easy to dismiss the symptoms as dyslexia. However, many parents might be unaware that these learning-related issues may just be undiagnosed vision problems. Learning-related vision problems often mimic the symptoms ADD, dyslexia or other learning disabilities.
Even if your child’s eye screening results show him to have 20/20 vision, a typical eye exam doesn’t take into account eye movement or visual processing deficiencies. It is recommended to bring your children to a specialist eye surgeon for a functional vision exam. Watch out for these vision problems that could be hindering a student’s progress in school.
Is your child reversing letters and numbers because of inability to distinguish right from left? This is normal behaviour for first grade students since they haven’t developed directionality skills yet. But if the child is already in second grade and the laterality confusion still persists, it might be a sign of a visual processing problem. He or she might also have trouble differentiating between the shape, size and color of objects. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2B3QGSS
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
According to the Association of Optometrists, dry eye syndrome affects one in four people in the UK. Dry eye occurs when the eyes don’t produce enough tears or when the tears dry up too quickly. While this condition commonly only causes irritation and discomfort to the eyes, it also has the possibility to develop into a severe ailment that can lead to long-term damage. To help avoid such dire circumstances, it’s best to be aware of certain factors that may increase your risks for developing the malady.
As you get older, your body will not be as efficient at producing enough tears. The glands responsible for making normal tears and the essential oily layer on the eye tend to become less effective. Your eyelids may also become less capable of properly spreading the tears over the surface of the eyes. If you are aged 50 and above, it is good practice to routinely visit an eye doctor in London. Aside from prescribing you with drops and gels, they can also inspect your eyes more closely for any underlying issues that could be causing the problem. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2iorlvQ
Monday, 16 October 2017
Your trusted eye specialist will be happy to help you whenever you visit their clinic in London. But that doesn’t mean you should leave the matter of improving your eyesight completely in their hands. There things you can do with your lifestyle and diet to make sure your vision remains as perfect as possible.
1. Eat carrots – and much more besides
Carrots do help people see better – if they suffer from night blindness and vitamin A deficiency. If you don’t have these problems, eating carrots won’t make much of a difference.
Bolster your diet with leafy green vegetables like spinach, kale, and broccoli. These have been proven to delay age-related macular degeneration. In turn, foods rich in omega-3 – like salmon, mackerel, sardines, chia seeds, walnuts, and soybeans – cut the risk for drying eyes and keep them healthy no matter how old you are.
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Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Perhaps it’s safe to say no parent would like to bring their child to their trusted London eye clinic at such an early age; the healthier a child is, the happier a parent will be. But nowadays, a visit to the eye doctor seems both more inevitable and necessary.
That’s because the increasing amount of time children spend on smartphones, tablets, and computers harms the development of their eyes and the quality of their eyesight. Young kids also don’t fully comprehend how their eyes should work, and may not know they’re having problems. These make regular eye exams are essential during childhood.
Here are a few signs you should take your kids to the eye clinic:
Headaches and other irritations
Repeatedly straining the eyes to see better (and failing) causes headaches. Poor vision might be the culprit when an otherwise healthy child experiences these. The same goes for bouts of dizziness, which might be a result of skewed depth perception. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2zjU8b9
Wednesday, 2 August 2017
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Use of social media plus daily work demands can overstress not only your body generally, but your eyes specifically. According to Social Media Today, teens spend nine hours each day on social media channels with 60% of their time devoted to mobile devices. Clearly, people nowadays who have access to smartphones and the Internet have eyes which are glued to lighted screens, with many not being aware of this habit’s negative impacts on their eyesight. Because social media consumption is here to stay, learn more about healthy lifestyle tips that can help you take care of your eyes and the signs that say it’s time to visit an eye clinic.
Lifestyle Tips for Healthy Vision
Eat the right food for your eyes. Foods rich in Vitamins A and C as well as beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin are good for your eyes. To get these nutrients, eat a cup or more of dark leafy greens, such as kale and spinach each day, as well as carrots, tomatoes, and eggs. Eat salmon and tuna regularly too because omega-3 fatty acids offer eye health benefits, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI). Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2vgDp70