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Are Cartoons the Key to Good Vision?

We've made it a point to emphasis monitoring your child's screen time. It's a fact, too much exposure to the screen is not good for your vision in the long-term. But this latest bit of research has us curious. Early tests show that cartoons can be a excellent way to help your child battle the …

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Ready to Fight Myopia? Go Play Outside!

Children who spend time doing activities outdoors appear to have a lower risk of developing nearsightedness, or myopia, as it is medically termed. This, according to a recent study published at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. We've blogged quite a bit about Myopia, and our doctors are the best in the country at helping men …

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Eye Glasses Take Center Stage in Times Square

Our readers might remember, just a couple of weeks ago, we featured the eye glasses company Oh My Glasses (OMG) in a post. They are the company that has developed the really cool "type face" inspired glasses. We spent some time talking about their latest designs and admitting that their creativity even inspired us, a company famous for …

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Use Your Camera Phone to Check for Eye Cancer

A new ad campaign from the UK shows you how to use the flash on a camera, including your phone's, to detect eye cancer in children. Retinoblastoma is a rapidly developing cancer that begins in the retina and generally affects children under the age of five. Despite being the most common malignant eye tumor in …

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Kids Use Technology More than Parents Think

It’s no secret that parents and children don’t always see eye to eye. While moms and dads usually have the upper hand in these situations, recent studies conducted by the American Optometric Association (AOA) show that kids are increasingly pulling the wool over their parents’ eyes when it comes to the amount of time they spend …

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June is Child Vision Awareness Month

The month of June is Child Vision Awareness Month. That's 30 days to show your support for the more than 5 million elementary-aged children with vision problems. Despite the fact that undetected and untreated vision problems can lead to serious academic, health and social problems, only 1 in 3 children receive an eye exam before …

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All the Cool Kids Wear Sunglasses

This is not just another blog post about how important it is to wear UV ray-blocking sunglasses during the summer months. Well, okay, maybe it is. But instead of telling you why you should wear sunglasses, we want to focus on why children should also be wearing them. The fact is, when compared to adults, far fewer youngsters …

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3-D Printing is Changing the Way the Visually Impaired See the World

For sighted people, the world we see and interact with on a daily basis is full of three-dimensional objects and perspectives that our sense of sight allows us to fully comprehend and appreciate. The visually impaired, however, often only have words and descriptions to rely on to experience this same environment. Because of this, it's …

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