August is Vision & Learning Month and as a new school year approaches it's an excellent time to explore the vital role of vision in learning.
Vision is not the same as sight. Our eyes provide a picture, but vision is how the brain processes that picture and how the eyes and brain work together. Vision is learned and it enables us to make sense of the world and interact with it. It impacts how we think and feel, how we solve problems, and it greatly impacts learning. In fact, 80% of a child's learning is through vision.
Hand-held electronic devices are now an integral part of life and it can be hard to imagine a day without our laptop, tablet or Smartphone. The use of Smartphones, in particular, is on the rise and it's predicted that by 2020, 3 billion people across the globe will own one! Given that the average person spends about three hours a day on their Smartphone, it's reasonable to wonder what staring at a small, bright screen for so long and so often is doing to our eyes.
At Eyes Focused on You, our primary goal is to help patients take charge of their health by being proactive. Occasionally, this encompasses providing impartial information about potential risks and benefits associated with a new product. Here we set out what you need to know about eyelash extensions, an increasingly popular beauty aid available across the country. Eyelash extensions change the eyelid edge and it is important that you proceed with caution.
At Eyes Focused on You, we strive to educate our patients with the information they need to take charge of their health. As sleep is a cornerstone of good health, understanding its importance is the first step toward ensuring we get the kind of good-quality sleep we all need.
In this podcast from Let's Just Do This, Margaret Wallis-Duffy and Todd Miller speak with Dr. Caroline Teske! Dr. Teske demonstrates the effectiveness of "SmartBoost", a focusing lens for eyewear from Nikon that greatly reduces eye strain from focusing on smartphones/tablets that are usually used up close.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that cause progressive damage of the optic nerve. If left untreated, most types of glaucoma gradually worsen visual damage and lead to blindness. Once incurred, visual damage is irreversible. Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness worldwide and it is on the rise. Unfortunately, the disease progresses slowly and is often undetected until the damage is done.