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How to keep your child's eyes safe.

The safety and health of children’s eyes is always a priority at VisionFirst. And because August is National Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month, we thought it beneficial to review some tips to keep young eyes safe. This means everything from proper safety eyewear to managing the environment in which your children play and live. 

Student vision screening vs a comprehensive eye exam?

What’s the difference between a student vision screening and a comprehensive eye exam? At the start of school, parents may receive a reminder from VisionFirst regarding a Back-to-School eye exam. While a complete eye exam is needed to enter Kindergarten, many parents may think a full exam is not needed for older school children because the student will be tested in the fall at their school. This type of school testing is referred to as a vision screening and is quite different from a comprehensive eye exam provided at VisionFirst.

Understanding cataracts

June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, and there are 24 million Americans over the age of 40 who are affected by cataracts. Because this condition affects so many, we want our patients to be aware of the symptoms and know that VisionFirst is here to help.

Aging eyes and presbyopia

The older you get, the harder it can be to see clearly. As you age, the lenses of your eyes become less flexible. That’s called presbyopia, and it makes it more difficult to focus on things up close, like reading a menu or texting.

The Advantages of Optomap

Optomap was developed by Douglas Anderson after his five-year-old son went blind in one eye when a retinal detachment was detected too late. Routine exams were uncomfortable, especially for a child, which made it impossible for the doctor to conduct a complete exam and view the entire retina.

With Spring, comes allergies.

With Spring right around the corner, new flowers are beginning to pop up around town. But unfortunately what else is popping up is allergy season and eye allergies which affect millions of people annually. 

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