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.
Many adults see an optometrist for regular eye exams, corrective lenses (either eyeglasses or contact lenses), or to receive treatment for minor eye issues. However, there are situations where one may need to see an ophthalmologist instead of an optometrist. While optometrists go through extensive schooling and training in order to become licensed to practice optometry, an ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who has completed medical school and a residency. Thus, ophthalmologists typically treat more complex eye disorders and conditions. [Read More]
If you are experiencing any issues with your eyes that are getting in the way of you seeing on a day-to-day basis, it's time to get to the optometrist for an eye exam and for whatever treatment is necessary in order for you to see properly. Continuing to go through every day without being able to see properly can cause a number of other issues, including extra stress, headaches, and worsening vision problems. [Read More]