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There’s more to healthy vision than meets the eye

August 15, 2017
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?

June 28, 2017

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

June 9, 2017

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

May 22, 2017

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

May 4, 2017
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

April 20, 2017
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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Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Prism Lenses

April 6, 2017

Anna M. Barrett, MD, is a cognitive neurologist and neuroscientist; she is also the director of Stroke Rehabilitation Research at Kessler Foundation, co-leader of the KIR Stroke Rehabilitation Program, chief of Neurorehabilitation Program Innovation, and a professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Her ongoing research overviews the close relationship…

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What are TBI or Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms?

April 3, 2017

(click image to enlarge) A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in many forms such as a blow to the head, a motor vehicle accident, or a whiplash. It disrupts the normal function of the brain and may cause problems with balance, spatial orientation, visual motor skills, and cognitive function. This can happen to anyone…

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Warning: Clean Your Contacts Regularly

February 22, 2017
Contacts

Free-living amoebae can cause a severe sight-threatening infection of the cornea known as Acanthamoeba keratitis. The number of reported cases worldwide is increasing year after year, mostly in contact lens wearers. Make sure you are cleaning your contact lenses regularly and correctly. Watch this video for more information.

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Three Blind Men and an Elephant: Post Brain-Injury Vision Rehabilitation Seminar

February 21, 2017

Come join our very own doctor, Penelope S. Suter, OD, FCOVD, FNORA this weekend as she talks more about Brain Injury and Vision Rehabilitation. Since March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, this Practicum would provide more insight about Brain Injury and treatment options readily available. Click to Enlarge: Click here to download the flier. Click…

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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.