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Parents — especially those who are nearsighted and had to wear glasses throughout childhood — are often concerned about the causes of myopia and whether their children are doomed to being nearsighted, too.
If this sounds like you, try not to worry too much.
Are your child's eyes getting worse year after year?
Some children who develop myopia (nearsightedness) have a continual progression of their myopia throughout the school years, including high school.
What You Can Do About Myopia Progression
The best thing you can do to help slow the progression of your child's myopia is to schedule annual eye exams so your eye doctor can monitor how much and how fast his or her eyes are changing.
Often, children with myopia don't complain about their vision, so be sure to schedule annual exams even if they say their vision seems fine.
If your child's eyes are changing rapidly or regularly, listen to our next radio show where will discuss this topic and more. We will offer simple suggestions that can go a long way in reducing your child's dependence on stronger eyeglasses/contact lenses every year.
Irlen Syndrome (also referred to at times as Meares-Irlen Syndrome, Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, and Visual Stress) is a problem with the brain’s ability to process visual information. This problem tends to run in families and is not currently identified by other standardized educational or medical tests. This largely unknown and undiagnosed disorder affects approximately 15% of the general population, 50% of individuals with reading and learning difficulties, 30% of individuals with ADHD and autism, and a significant portion of individuals with brain injury, chronic headaches, and migraines. SIgns of Irlen Syndrome include light sensitivity (bright lights, sunlight, fluorescent lights); headaches or migraines; difficulty or discomfort when reading or doing other visually intensive activities; eye strain; or the print or environment looks different than it should.
Helen Irlen, MA, BCPC, LMFT is a pioneer and global leader in the area of visual processing problems and internationally recognized educator, researcher, and scholar. Ms. Irlen has been in the field of education for over 40 years. Her background includes School Psychologist, Licensed Child and Family Therapist, Educational Therapist, Board Certified Professional Counselor, founder and Director of the Adult Learning Disabilities Program at California State University/Long Beach. She is founder and Executive Director of the Irlen Institute, which has over 174 affiliated Irlen Centers worldwide, and over 7,000 educators have been trained to become certified Irlen screeners. Her method for treating visual processing deficits is used in 54 countries. She is the author of Reading By The Colors and The Irlen Revolution: A Guide to Changing Your Perception and Your Life; How a Simple Method Can Change the Lives of Children and Adults with LD, AD/HD, TBI, Dyslexia, Autism, Headaches, Medical Conditions, and Much More.
It’s that time of year again! The seasons are changing and kids are heading back to school, often trading time at the playground or pool for hours in front of a computer screen. But are their eyes equipped to handle the change?
This year, nearly 60 million school-age children will use a computer or digital device for hours a day, and that doesn’t include time spent in front of a TV or gaming system at home. This increased exposure puts them at greater risk for Computer Vision Syndrome, or CVS—a serious condition that can cause back and neck pain, dry eye, and even headaches.
Want more easy tips to prevent CVS? Listen tonight, September 7th at 6:30pm
Join guest Dr. David Kennedy, owner and senior partner of Kennedy Vision Health Center, with host Kevin Hunter on The Business Forum Show as they discuss growing pains in Dr. Kennedy's business.
Dr. Kennedy is received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska - Kearney. He continued his education at Illinois College of Optometry and graduated in 1974. Dr. Kennedy opened his practice in August of 1974 and has been practicing for over 30 years. Dr. Kennedy is an active member in the Minnesota and American Optometric Associations. He has also presented seminars on cornea and contact lenses.
For more information, please visit http://www.kennedyvision.com/
Scheduling appointments, confirming appointments, providing education, and still trying to keep a personal touch with your customer can be challenging. So, what do you do? How about try a cloud-based company that is combining innovation with customer communication?
Solutionrech provides email and text based messaging - delivered through the cloud - as a subscription based service. Soultionreach is a vessel along the care delivery stream, allowing providers to focus on their patients- even when they aren’t in the office.
Shirley Gutkowski, Host of Cross Link Radio, speaks with Connie Hillman, Midwest Regional Sales Manager for Solutionreach about this unique service to engage customers, build relationships, and provide seamless communication. Connie has a passion for assisting healthcare practices increase revenue through procedural efficiency and effective patient communications. With over 20 years of experience within the healthcare industry including sales, clinical care, operations management, and benefit administration, her persuasive leadership to her team has consistently met or exceeded company goals. When customers are actively engaged, outcomes are improved.
Want to learn more about Solutionreach? Visit their web site at www.solutionreach.com, follow them on Twitter @solutionreach, or e-mail Connie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vision therapy and meditation make for a poweful healing combination and Dr. Bill Harpur is a master of both.
Dr. Harpur earned his doctorate in optometry from UC Berkelely in 1982 and returned to San Diego to practice. He has been emphasizing preventive eye care from the beginning, incorporating vision therapy and phototherapy into his practice since 1989. Dr. Harpur became associated with 4S Eyecare and Optometry in 2004 with an emphasis in Developmental Optometry. He has completed extensive continuing education in vision therapy since graduation from optometry school and is a member of the American Optometric Association, The College of Optometrists in Vision Development, the Optometric Extension Program, and is a Fellow of the College of Syntonic (Phototherapeutic) Optometry. He also works for Kaiser Permanente with a specialty in orthoptics.
Dr. Harpur has been practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique daily since 1973, becoming credentialed as a teacher of the TM technique in 1977. He is now actively teaching TM in San Diego, finding the proven health benefits of the technique to be complementary to his optometry practice.
Join your host, Cristina Smith in the Subtle Energy Salon for this illuminating conversation.
Steve Rosinski, a 2007 graduate of Lehigh University will be on the show talking about his experiences as a Graduate Optometry Student at Ohio State University. He is also an accomplished runner and tri-athlete. We'll talk about the field of optometry, how to succeed as a graduate student, Ohio State, and the sport of running - how to improve and tips to improve your form and style!
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