Myopia Increases Your Risk of Eye Disease
Would seeing like this affect your life?
- Myopia is Australia’s most prevalent vision condition
- Myopia significantly increases your risk of eye disease
- Early Detection is Vital
Dr Lazarus (Optometrist) has special interest and… Continue reading
Vision 2 Fulfil Your Potential!
Vision-2-Learn: An Information Guide
50% of Australians experience long term vision problems, though many remain undiagnosed.
Adults with vision issues can benefit from Vision Therapy.
Advanced diagnostic and specialised equipment enables us to diagnose visual problems and provide expert treatment, improving your focus, concentration and quality of life.
Dr Lazarus (Optometrist) has special interest and expertise in the provision of targeted Vision Therapy programs. At EyeCare Plus Edgecliff we have the latest computerised… Continue reading
Vision myths part 2:
1. Wearing glasses too often worsens vision
It is a common misconception that overuse of visual aids increases the deterioration of vision. According to the Optometrists Association of Australia, this is a myth. Most conditions progress at the same rate regardless of whether you wear your glasses occasionally, all the time or not at all.
So why do so many people insist that their vision is far worse after using specs or… Continue reading
Word scanning is a visual skill critical to developing fluent reading. Word scanning is part of a group of eye movements called ‘smooth pursuit eye movements’. These eye movements enable our eyes to accurately track a moving target and allow us to shift gaze without having to turn our head. When we read, we… Continue reading
Peripheral vision is one of the most important aspects of functional vision, so you may be surprised to hear it is not usually evaluated in a routine eye examination. All children should have a comprehensive vision examination prior to starting school to identify and treat any visual field difficulties.
What is peripheral vision?
Your peripheral vision is the ability to see beyond the centre of your gaze. Our peripheral vision has evolved, allowing us to detect… Continue reading
Good eye-hand (commonly called hand-eye coordination) is an important part of your child’s development. We often hear about hand-eye coordination skills in a sporting context though this ability benefits us in more critical ways off the sporting field.
What is eye-hand coordination?
Eye-hand coordinatiion refers to the ability of our visual system to guide the hands and vice versa. Our brain processes what we see and guides our hand movements to execute a task accurately. Without… Continue reading
What is visual sequential processing?
Visual sequential processing refers to the ability to recall multiple things in order. This could be a telephone number, the letters that appear in a word, a series of objects or directions. Children who struggle with this visual perception skill struggle to make sense of information received via ‘the mind’s eye’. This is a visual processing problem and does not necessarily reflect poor or reduced vision.
If you ask a child… Continue reading
What is focussing fatigue?
When we read or write our eyes are able to focus automatically and stay in focus while we are reading and writing. Optometrists call this focussing ability ‘accommodation’. For those with strong eye muscles this process is automatic and the eyes will not tire over periods of extended near vision work. Some people, however, have limited ‘accommodation’ or focussing ability and this results in fatigue of the visual system as the eyes expend a lot… Continue reading
What is reading fluency?
A fluent reader displays control over their reading material by reading with speed, accuracy and expression with little conscious effort. Fluent readers read ‘automatically’ without acknowledging the mechanics of reading i.e. decoding or sounding out words, or poor eye movements over text (saccades).
To further understand the concept of automatic reading, consider the below example known as the ’Stroop Test’.
- Read aloud the colour of the first box, then read… Continue reading
How do I know if my student has a vision problem?
Undiagnosed vision problems may be affecting the school performance of some of your students.
Research has shown that the number of children with behavioural problems symptomatic of vision difficulty is alarmingly high. Many children who exhibit behavioural or attention problems may be struggling with a common vision condition referred to as ‘convergence insufficiency’. The symptoms for both problems are very similar and many children with a diagnosis… Continue reading