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Children

  • Pregnancy and Vision

    I’m going to be a grandpa!  Wow, how did that happen? Weren’t my kids just in school? Yes, it happens that fast. Virtually in the blink of an eye.  Anyway, a new era is about to begin and it got me to thinking about pregnancy and vision. I see many young mothers to be and […]

    Continue Reading March 3, 2014

  • Don’t Get “Bob Costas Eye”!

    Don’t get “Bob Costas Eye”. To tell you the truth, I have not been watching the Sochi Winter Olympics.  In fact, the Westminster Dog Show held my attention more.  But all the media attention on Bob Costas’ eye infection drew my interest to what was going on and so like a bad accident I had […]

    Continue Reading February 12, 2014

  • Transitions Lenses – Experience It!

    Experience it!  Experience the world.  There are so many beautiful things to see.  Life is too short to miss it.  Many of us are and we don’t even know it. For example, when we check young school age children, we occasionally come across one that finds out (usually boys) that he can’t distinguish between the […]

    Continue Reading February 2, 2014

  • Are School Vision Screenings Good Enough?

    I often get asked by parents of children I am prescribing glasses for, “How come they passed the vision screening at school but still need glasses?” While school nurses provide a valuable service that sometimes detect serious problems with children’s vision, school vision screenings are an incomplete check of a child’s visual status. For one, […]

    Continue Reading December 30, 2013

  • For Your Eyes Only

    Ever seen the spy type movies where the government agent puts his eye up against a camera and a laser seems to scan across his eye like a grocery store bar code scanner?  It is for real.  They scan the retina to identify people since the retina in everyone’s eyes is unique, like a fingerprint. […]

    Continue Reading November 8, 2013

  • Eye Myth Busters – #1- Eating Carrots Makes Your Eyes Better

    You may have been told or heard that “carrots are good for your eyes” but not for the reasons that most people think.  Most people when they hear that statement assume it means you won’t need glasses or it reduces the need for them.  The need for glasses is determined by the optics of the […]

    Continue Reading September 13, 2013

  • “Your eyes will freeze like that!”

    “Don’t cross your eyes, they’ll freeze like that!” Have you heard something like that before from a parent or grandparent?  For the most part, it’s a fallacy, an old wive’s tale, or urban myth. In some cases, crossing your eyes for short periods of time could actually strengthen the convergence muscles of the eyes and […]

    Continue Reading December 1, 2011

  • Halloween Safety

    Halloween is next week and there will be lots of kiddos running around Dumas  in the dark.  Take precautions with your kids and make sure they are visible to cars.   Here are a few tips: Children should be given a flashlight to help them see where they are going in the dark and also to […]

    Continue Reading October 24, 2011