Category: myopia

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…

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…

Hyperopia as Physical Disability

Basic farsightedness, or hyperopia, is not the simple opposite to nearsightedness, or myopia. More appropriately, it is the obverse, the complete flip side of a basic principle of human visual function. A recent study confirmed once again that basic visual…

Iseikonic Lenses

Iseikonia (eye-suh-koh-nee-ah) is a state where the left and right eyes produce equally sized images on the retina. Aniseikonia, then, is a condition where, for whatever reason, the retinas are shown imagery of distinctly different size. Aniseikonia results from a…

Myopia Control

There is much to be said about means and theory of myopia control. This includes the plain fact that there is not a lot of clear science behind a) if it is possible, and b) what works. In a recent…

What All Parents Need To Know About Vision

Strong Vision Is Critical For Success In School And For Full Child Development In Alberta, vision assessment in children is considered optional and this leads to some serious concerns when children who need the help don’t get it. Slowly but…

Myopia Control

  This post will track some research on control of myopia progression. Myopia, nearsightedness, frequently seems to ‘creep’ along and become stronger and stronger, to the point that correcting glasses become very expensive and esthetically challenging to manage. With extreme…