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"Eyes don’t tell people what to see, people tell eyes what to look for."

By Dr. Penelope S. Suter, O.D., FCOVD | September 18, 2018 | Comments Off on "Eyes don’t tell people what to see, people tell eyes what to look for."

The phrase above was quoted by Lawrence MacDonald, OD. Dr. MacDonald summed up one of the most important concepts in vision in those words. Too often both the public and eye doctors think of the eye as being like a camera and that we are passive observers of whatever comes in our eyes. However, vision…

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August is Vision & Learning Month

By Dr. Penelope S. Suter, O.D., FCOVD | August 7, 2018 | Comments Off on August is Vision & Learning Month

We’re declaring 2018 the #SummerofSkills in celebration of Vision & Learning Month in August! Why the Summer of Skills? As technology becomes more and more central to our lives, the increased screen time means kids are starting school without basic skills like hand-eye coordination. Childhood activities like using scissors, drawing, painting, and handwriting are not…

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Farsighted Children Struggle with Attention

By Dr. Penelope S. Suter, O.D., FCOVD | November 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Farsighted Children Struggle with Attention

​Vision problems often undetected, uncorrected in younger kids By: Misti Crane Published on October 09, 2017 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Farsighted preschoolers and kindergartners have a harder time paying attention and that could put them at risk of slipping behind in school, a new study suggests. An estimated 4 to 14 percent of preschoolers have moderate…

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Back to School – Are you missing something?

By Dr. Penelope S. Suter, O.D., FCOVD | August 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Back to School – Are you missing something?
Back To School Eye Exam

Published on Jun 30, 2014 by COVD As children get ready to go back to school, parents are going through their checklists to make sure everything is taken care of so their children are fully prepared for school. However, most checklists are missing something that could make the difference between success and failure. Watch this…

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There’s more to healthy vision than meets the eye

By Dr. Penelope S. Suter, O.D., FCOVD | August 15, 2017 | Comments Off on There’s more to healthy vision than meets the eye
Mckenzie

Story and photos by Mark Nessia Jul 29, 2017 from Bakersfield Life McKenzie Neufeld, 6, is all smiles as she works on an exercise with red-green filters on her glasses during vision therapy. Clear vision doesn’t necessarily mean healthy eyes. It’s a common misconception regarding visual health and something that goes beyond a basic eye exam.…

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Are Contact Lenses A Good Choice For Kids?

By Dr. Penelope S. Suter, O.D., FCOVD | June 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Are Contact Lenses A Good Choice For Kids?

Oftentimes we get asked “Can my child wear contact lenses? Are they old enough? Is it safe?” The answer to this question is very dependent on your child. Contact lenses can offer a variety of benefits and there is no particular age limit. Successful contact lens wear and care depends more on the level of responsibility and…

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National Stroke Awareness Month

By Dr. Penelope S. Suter, O.D., FCOVD | June 9, 2017 | Comments Off on National Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke can happen to anyone, at any time, at any age. In America today, stroke in young adults is increasing at an alarming rate. On top of that, 73% of young Americans are not familiar with stroke symptoms and the need for urgent medical attention. During National Stroke Awareness Month watch this video to learn…

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May is Healthy Vision Month

By Dr. Penelope S. Suter, O.D., FCOVD | May 22, 2017 | Comments Off on May is Healthy Vision Month

The National Eye Institute is celebrating Healthy Vision Month by encouraging women to make eye health a priority. Check out NEI’s video with Dr. Rachel Bishop and women committed to eye health! For More information visit the National Eye Institute website here.

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Vision and Autism: Autism Awareness Month

By Dr. Penelope S. Suter, O.D., FCOVD | May 4, 2017 | Comments Off on Vision and Autism: Autism Awareness Month
Autism Awareness Month

From the COVD blog: The recent report from the CDC presents an alarming 30% rise in the rate of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) from just 2 years ago. Now that the autism rate is 1 in 68 children, the message from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) in recognition of Autism Awareness Month…

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Learn the Early Signs of Autism

By Dr. Penelope S. Suter, O.D., FCOVD | April 20, 2017 | Comments Off on Learn the Early Signs of Autism
Autism Speaks Autism Awareness Month

Autism Speaks’ multi-year Ad Council public service advertising campaign stresses the importance of recognizing the early signs of autism and seeking early intervention services. Recent research confirms that appropriate screening can determine whether a child is at risk for autism as young as one year. While every child develops differently, we also know that early…

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The optometrists and staff at Dr. Penelope S. Suter’s office are proud to serve patients in Bakersfield as well as surrounding communities such as Arvin, Delano, Frazier Park, Lake Isabella, Lamont, Lancaster, Palmdale, Porterville, Shafter, Taft, Tehachapi, Visalia, Wasco and many more. Our services include, but are not limited to, general optometry, vision therapy, diagnosis and treatment of eye disease and conditions and the treatment of vision issues that result from brain injury or other neurological compromise.