Because it is back to school season, people want to know what they need to do get their kids ready to learn. And one of the most important things they can do is make sure that children can see well. Jenny Dean from WTSP 10 News reached out to Dr. Nate to find out what people need to know. Lucky enough, two amazing Bright Eyes patients shared their experience with orthokeratology, night time contacts that allow them to see the board without glasses or contacts.
A few other pointers:
For kids, eye exams are recommended:
- at around 6-12 months of age
- at least once between the ages of 3-5
- right before first grade
- every year from ages 6-18.
Signs to look for in kids with:
- frequent eye rubbing or blinking
- headaches, especially while reading or using devices
- covering one eye
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We are always on the lookout for the best in new eyeglass frame options for infants, children, and adults. We are thrilled to announce that we have NanoVista in stock and ready for your child. Talk to our professionals in children’s glasses and you will find something that will work for your child!
They come in three styles:
- NANO frames are manufactured with the exclusive and patented SILIFLEX material; this unique plastic material is 35% lighter than acetate frames and delivers a long lasting and durable finish.
- The patented exclusive hinge stands out due to its maximum flexibility making them “Child-Proof”.
- Rubberized temples and nose pieces make these one of the most comfortable frames for kids. Great for sports and everyday use.
- Comfort and protection. NanoSol fit babies and toddlers comfortably with a rubberized nosepad and a special strap. They provide the maximum protection against UV and blue light.
- Designed for babies and toddlers, Silicon Baby frames come in Rounded or Rectangular designs. The shape centers around the eye, giving little ones an extended field of vision.
Here is what other pediatric opticians have to say:
- “They are amazing frames!”
- “They fit a bigger variety of head and face sizes, and much more adjustable too.”
- “Patients and parents love them.”
- “These are really cute!”
We have had an amazing few weeks at Bright Eyes Family Vision Care in the Vision Therapy department and I just want to share! There have been several patients who have graduated with flying colors and it is so wonderful to see them so proud of their accomplishments – and so happy with the results!
One young patient is very bright but has a variety of different problems including difficulty with eye movement control and visual attention. During the course of vision therapy not only has his visual skill improved but his parents have noted a dramatic difference in his awareness of the world around him. They say that he is better able to work with groups of people and get his behavior at school on has improved dramatically!
Another young patient had amblyopia (which means a lazy eye) as well as a few other related visual processing problems. Her therapy was primarily for the amblyopia to improve the vision in her eye and to improve the way the eyes work together. Then at one point a few weeks ago her mother reported that her reading had really taken off. She had her nose in a book almost all the time! Needless to say her mother is thrilled.
I am also excited because we have several new patients starting therapy program. One young man has had ongoing problems with double vision that have interfered with reading and school work. He is excited to get started and I am too because I know he is going to do very well. Another one is a typical case where the family came in with concerns about having to see blurry in the distance and only after we did the evaluation did we find out that there were focusing problems that may also be contributing to avoidance of homework and their close activities. Once I explained how and an underlying focusing problem can actually cause vision in the distance to be blurry, it made a lot of sense to them and they were excited to sign up.
Although vision therapy is the most time consuming and most complicated part of my career, it is also the most rewarding to being out the potential of these patients and their joy when they themselves realize it! If you have any questions about vision therapy and and whether or not you or someone else is a candidate, please feel free to give our office a call, e-mail us, or stop by.
Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.