Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Why all children need to have annual eye exams.

How Artificial Eyes are made.

Some individuals acquire extreme eye trauma or disease that requires the eye to be removed.  For cosmetic reasons, a prosthetic eye may be used to fill the empty eye socket.  Modern prosthetic eyes are very natural looking and the video below shows how they are made. 

CLICK HERE to watch this very cool video about how artificial eyes are made.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

20/20 Isn't Everything

I wish more teachers, parents and pediatricians understood that just because a child is seeing good on an eye chart does not mean that the child doesn't need a comprehensive eye exam. 

Eye problems are more than just blurry vision.  Headaches, double vision, uncomfortable vision, eye discomfort, irritability, fatigue, distraction, headaches, inefficient reading, reduced academic performance are just some of the symptoms of eye related issues.  

Many children are unable to identify that they have blurriness or uncomfortable vision.  They only know how they see and assume that the way they see and feel is normal and is what everyone else experiences.

I recommend a dilated eye exam for all children by an optometrist every year to make sure their eyes are seeing to their greatest potential and to rule out any ocular conditions or disease. 

Don't let your child's eye issues keep them from performing at their highest level in the classroom.

Call (402) 292-0651 to schedule an appointment at our office.  

We offer evening and weekend appointments.

Forks Over Knives

I have recommended this documentary to hundreds of patients and friends.  

Forks Over Knives can be viewed on Netflix, you can purchase the DVD online or you can check if your local library has this video to checkout.  

I promise you this video will make you think differently about food, nutrition and disease.

Here are the FOK trailers:

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Stop the Cycle

Decisions we make at every meal each day contribute to our ultimate health outcomes.