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Fixing My Gaze

Vision therapy works for adults too! Susan R. Barry, Professor of Biological Sciences at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts talks about “Fixing My Gaze.” “For most of my life, the last place I wanted to be was an eye doctor’s office. I had been cross-eyed since infancy, and despite three surgeries, remained cross-eyed and…

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5 Ways to Protect Your Eyes in the Winter Season

Studies show that sun exposure, no matter what the season, can increase the risk of cataracts, growths (including cancer), macular degeneration, wrinkles, glaucoma, or a condition called snow blindness or photokeratitis.    Photokeratitis is an excruciating eye condition that occurs when your eye is exposed to invisible rays of energy called ultraviolet (UV) rays, either…

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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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COVD Supports Autism Awareness

A Missing Piece to the Autism Puzzle:  College of Optometrists in Vision Development Shares the Visual Link to Autistic Behaviors COVD Supports Autism Awareness 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…

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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?

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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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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