From the category archives:

Pediatric Optometrist

Convergence insufficiency may affect 5-12 percent of American children

Image via Wikipedia According to the American Optometric Association, 60 percent of students identified as “problem learners” may actually have undetected vision problems. One of those problems could be something called convergence insufficiency. “They said, ‘Oh he does have this convergence insufficiency in his eyes,’ and I thought, ‘Oh that’s a big name for something, […]

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School Woes Are Caused By Disorder of Sight

DEAR ABBY: Please help me get the word out about a common condition that severely affects children’s ability to succeed in school because it inhibits reading, spelling and concentration.

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Think your child has ADD-Attention Deficit Disorder?

By Harley Flego (Parent) How could my daughter, a bright, articulate, 7-year old who could paint ‘Starry Night’ by Van Gogh, speak two languages and sing with perfect pitch not be able to read? I just didn’t understand. Chelsea did well in preschool and kindergarten. There was no sign of anything wrong. The eye doctor […]

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Goodbye Frustration

By Eleanor Skale Lowenstein (parent) I suspected that my daughter Shari was a perfectionist when she was around 5 years old.  Not that perfectionism is necessarily a bad thing; I just didn’t like watching the frustration level arise in her every time she sat at the kitchen table and tried to write or do a […]

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