My name is Sherry Borden, and this is my blog about eye care. I was concerned because my son was getting poor grades in school, and at first I thought that he wasn't paying attention in the classroom. Then I started noticing signs at home that led me to believe he was having trouble with his vision. When he read, he would hold the book close to his face. I also observed that he would squint his eyes when he was reading small print. I made an appointment with the optometrist and my assumption was right. After the eye doctor prescribed eyeglasses for my son, his grades improved. I wrote this blog to help other parents identify the signs of poor vision. If you think that your child is having difficulties seeing, make an appointment with an optometrist. I hope that my blog is helpful for you and your child.
Everyone knows the importance of routine physical examinations with your doctor every year. Along with checking your general health, you also need to visit the eye doctor annually, even if you have good vision. The examinations check for common eye illnesses that you may not realize you have or are at risk for. As you get older, that risk can get even higher depending on the disease. This guide goes over some of the common eye illnesses you may experience, their symptoms, causes, and treatments associated with them. [Read More]
The first thing you should know about your eyes is that your vision, and problems that may occur with age, has a lot to do with genetics. Therefore, it is worthwhile to find out about your family history with regards to eyesight and vision concerns. However, there are also environmental and other factors that can contribute to the health of your eyes. Since the environmental factors are something that you have control over, you want to learn what these are and what you can do to reduce your risks of developing issues in the future. [Read More]