Category: health

What can we do about child vision?

Every week brings in new children to my clinic; children who have hit a dead end with family doctors and paediatricians, as well as with the schools. I run a child vision development clinic, and we see children with apparent…

AAP Vision Screening Recommendations

Less Than Meets the Eye: When ‘Expert’ Advice is False Economy Pediatricians receive only cursory training in assessing children’s visual function, and only minimal exposure to ophthalmic disease. This is reflected in the visual screening recommendations by The American Academy…

Hyperopia as Physical Disability Part 2

In the recent post, I focused on hyperopia as a physical disability. This notion, that non-blinding vision dysfunction is a disability will be a new idea to many readers. There are many reasons for this and these are worthy of…

OHSU ADHD Drug Class Review

From OHSU, the ADHD Drug Review OHSU This document provides a comprehensive overview of literature on a number of topics surrounding ADHD medications. It only speaks to medical considerations and only briefly to some cognitive and affective considerations. Little is…

“Your Child Is Mildly Mentally Retarded”

(Note to parents: Is your child struggling in school or showing signs of other behavior problems? Check vision first before any other testing or interventions. It is the most logical, kindest, and cost-effective place to start. The following story is…

The Genius of ‘Eye See Eye Learn’

Note to all parents: Vision care is essential for your child’s success in school and good health. In Alberta, health care covers vision exams for children and seniors, and for all adult medical eye and vision concerns. Ensure each of…

Sunglasses Facts for Spring

In Alberta medical eye and vision concerns are covered under health care. Exams for children and for seniors are also covered. Call now to book your appointment and learn more about products to enhance your vision and protect your eyes.…