It’s Back to School Time!

The summer is almost over and it’s back to school time!   Like many of you, I have been reviewing the “school supply list” and making sure that my daughter has everything necessary for a successful year.   At the pediatrician’s office, a vision screening showed that myopia (nearsightedness) had increased, yet again!   Over the years, IContinue reading “It’s Back to School Time!”

Signs of Hypertension in the Eye

Did you know that high blood pressure can show up in the eye? In acute, malignant cases, patients may experience eye pain, headaches, or reduced visual acuity[2]. In chronic cases, there may not be any symptoms. However, the complications of arteriosclerotic hypertensive changes will cause patients to present with the typical symptoms of vascular occlusionsContinue reading “Signs of Hypertension in the Eye”

Pediatric Eye Exams

I often get asked, “How early should my child have an eye examination?”   The American Optometric Association recommends a comprehensive eye examination at 6 months, at age 3, before school, and every 2 years after that.”   Then parents will ask, “How can you do an eye examination when they can’t talk or read yet?”   IContinue reading “Pediatric Eye Exams”