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Astigmatism vs. Myopia: What’s the Difference?

A view of a road lined with trees comparing clear versus blurry vision

Astigmatism and myopia, also known as nearsightedness, have one key similarity: both are refractive errors of the eye. Refractive errors occur when the shape of the eye prevents light from properly focusing on the retina, making it difficult for a person to see clearly.  However, there are some distinct differences between astigmatism and myopia that […]

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What Can Be Diagnosed from a Kid’s Eye Test?

A male optometrist is using Phoropter to check a boy's eye health and visual acuity and refractive error.

Children grow up fast, and their vision grows with them. Their eyes help them learn, develop, and play. Regular eye exams can help them get the most out of their adventures. A comprehensive eye exam allows your optometrist to track your child’s visual development, and detect conditions and refractive errors that, without intervention, might progress […]

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How Myopia Control Lenses Can Help Your Child’s Vision

An optometrist using a slit lamp to examine a child's eyes during a comprehensive eye exam

Lenses for Myopia Control When your child experiences vision problems, you want to do everything you can to help. In the past, standard glasses or contact lenses were the only options. But standard lenses improve visual acuity; they may not stop the cause. Controlling myopia progression in childhood can help preserve your child’s vision and […]

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How To Tell if a Toddler Needs Glasses?

a toddler smiles while wearing glasses

Our visual system begins developing the moment we’re born and continues to develop throughout childhood.  Prescriptions for eyewear may not stabilize until a person reaches the age of 18. This means your vision can change over time and annual eye exams for children are critical to their development and eye health. Many children have undiagnosed […]

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How Do I Know if My Child Has Vision Problems?

Young girl sitting in her mother's lab as a young male optometrist checking her vision during an comprehensive eye exam.

Children’s eyes go through many changes as they grow, and several vision-related problems can develop. Conditions like myopia and astigmatism are common, but how can you tell if your child has troubles?  Continue reading to learn more about the signs your child has a vision problem. Vision Problems Can Affect Your Child’s Development  Your child’s […]

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