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Choosing your child's glasses

Choosing your child's glasses

When choosing a pair of glasses for your child, there are a few points to consider

  • Durability
  • Safety
  • Versatility
  • Overall fit
  • Your child's involvement 
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( Posted in: Children's Vision )

Pattern Glare, Photosensitivity and Tinted Lenses

Pattern Glare, Photosensitivity and Tinted Lenses

Tinted lenses are often prescribed by optometrists for patients who complain of light sensitivity as well as for protection against U.V. light exposure.

“Pattern glare” is a condition in which patients are abnormally sensitive to light, and to certain patterns. Printed reading can also often cause problems for people who are sensitive to light due to the spatial effect of words and rows.

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( Posted in: Achieving Good Vision )

What is Streff Syndrome

What is Streff Syndrome

Visually, children may complain of blurred vision at near and in the distance, sensitivity to light, double vision, or increased clumsiness due to objects not being noticed in a person’s side vision

Anxiety and stress can affect vision in all persons. In children this may present as Streff Syndrome.

It is generally described as a functional vision problem or psychogenic in nature. It often involves reduced or blurred distance and near vision, poor eye co-ordination and eye movement capabilities, a reduction in visual field and a reduction in focussing.

The symptoms of Streff syndrome are not necessarily vision specific. The condition is often picked up by parents and teachers who begin to notice a sudden reduction in attention and focus during academic tasks, children may begin to struggle at school, and there may be an increase in the amount of mistakes made on homework.

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( Posted in: Children's Vision )

Staff Profile - Catherine Miller

Staff Profile - Catherine Miller

Local Connections - By Merry Kirkwood

As Catherine Miller (optical dispenser at YOUNG EYES) sees it, some friendships project you towards interesting people, paths and places. 

This has proved true for Catherine, originally Sydney born and bred. Years ago, friend Nicole made the introduction to future husband Matt, from Young… and the rest as they say, is history. “She was my local connection for sure,” she quips.

While Catherine and Matt made their start in life in Sydney with idyllic times a fisherman’s cast from Mooney Mooney’s watery edge, they were destined for life in the country.

 

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( Posted in: Team News )

Why do I need glasses when I see perfectly well?

Why do I need glasses when I see perfectly well?

For success in school, children need more than just clear vision. They also need the eyes to move as a team, follow a line of print without losing their place and maintain clear focus. These skills are needed when they read or make quick focusing changes when looking up to the board and back to their desks.

Our eyes are designed to work as a team, but each eye functions independently. When the visual system is working correctly you can sustain clear, comfortable vision. 

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( Posted in: Children's Vision )

Serious Sports Eye Injuries Do Occur

Serious Sports Eye Injuries Do Occur

The growing concern regarding the permanent damage that a head injury can cause players in sports, such as rugby league and union football and cricket, is a timely reminder that the risk of sports eye injuries needs to be taken seriously.

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( Posted in: Eye Health )

Kids Downtime

Kids Downtime

We all know kids are spending more time on their digital devices and some play organised sport. What happened to the down time, chilling out with the family and their mates? Does this affect children’s vision and their learning ability?

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( Posted in: Children's Vision )

HOW computers are affecting our vision and our childrens vision?

HOW computers are affecting our vision and our childrens vision?

Should you worry about how much time your child spends in front of the computer every day?

Sitting for hours in front of a computer screen stresses a child's eyes because the computer forces the child's vision system to focus and strain a lot more than any other task.

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( Posted in: Children's Vision )
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