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myopia

My Grade 4 child had Amblyopia/Lazy eye.

When we first met Miss C, she was only booked in for a routine eye examination simply because her brother was having an eye test. No one suspected that she might have an eye problem. Much to both mum’s, mine and Miss C’s surprise, her right eye was totally blurred....
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More Green time than Screen Time – Channel 9 visits Kiddies Eye Care

Just another day at the office with a special visit from 9 News More Green time than Screen time, is recommended to reduce the incidence of myopia in children. Myopia prevention Myopia halt Children should spend at least 2 hours a day to help slow down, halt or prevent myopia...
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Childhood Blindness

Childhood Blindness The eye is the mechanism required to relay visual images to the brain for us to see. It requires that all components including iris, cornea, lens, retina work in a coordinated fashion to promote clear vision. A malfunctioning of any of these parts can cause...
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Congenital Cataracts and Myopia in Babies

A concerned mother presented to my clinic, feeling her little boy couldn’t see.  This little boy looked happy and was able to engage with objects at near.  How was it possible that this smiling and content child couldn’t see? Was this mother just over concerned...
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“I would know if my child had a visual problem” – True or False

How often do parents say,  “I would know if my child had a visual problem”? In most cases, they do not perceive such visual problems because the children  just avoid doing a task they can’t see. In a classroom situation this behavior can be interpreted as many...
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Vision Screenings can fail to identify eye problems one in three cases.

Why our Kids Need Eye Exams, Even If They’ve Passed a Vision Screening. Vision screenings can fail to identify one in three cases. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security. There is a big difference between a quick vision screening and a comprehensive diagnostic eye...
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