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What to Expect When Visiting an Optometrist With Children

My name is Mallory. I am a stay-at-home mom with four children ranging in age from 1 to 8. I decided to create this website because, while I myself have been to an optometrist, I didn't know what the experience would be like when I had to take my oldest daughter. Through this website, I hope to educate other parents on topics about what to expect, how to calm your child's fears and what the experience is like from a child's perspective. If your child is going to their first optometrist appointment in the near future, I hope my website proves useful to you.

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How Can You Reduce Your Risk of Cataracts If You Have a Family History?

7 March 2016
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If your parents or grandparents have cataracts, then you are at an increased risk of also developing them as you age. You can't change your genetics or prevent yourself from getting older, but there are a few things you can do to help reduce your risk of cataracts. The earlier you start implementing these lifestyle changes, the better. Keep your blood pressure under control. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can contribute to the development of cataracts. Read More …

4 Effective Tips For Your Autistic Child’s First Eye Exam

4 March 2016
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Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are more likely to have vision problems than other people. If you have a child with autism, having annual appointments with an optometrist is a must. However, many children with autism have a difficult time getting medical exams because they don't like being touched and get frightened by the procedures. If you're taking your autistic child to the eye doctor for the first time, here are some tips to help him or her be as relaxed as possible. Read More …

Contact Lenses: Complications That Can Result From Wearing Contacts For Vision Correction

4 March 2016
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If you rely on contact lenses for vision correction, you are certainly not alone. More than 30 million people in the United States wear contact lenses, and two-thirds of these wearers are female. While most people wear contact lenses with nothing more than occasional irritation, there are complications that can result from wearing contacts. If you are suffering from lens discomfort, or you are having trouble wearing your lenses for any length of time, it's important to have your eyes checked by an optometrist to address the issue. Read More …

3 Ways To Make Glasses More Comfortable For Your Child

4 March 2016
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If your child hates wearing their eyeglasses because they don't think they are comfortable, they may want to discontinue wearing them. This poses a problem since your child needs their eyewear to see properly, but you still want them to feel comfortable and confident in their glasses. Here are 3 ways you can make your child's glasses more comfortable for them to wear.  Consider a change Common problems children may experience with glasses include ear pieces that prod behind their ears or nose pieces that are too narrow. Read More …

Why Are Your Eyes Feeling Dry So Early In The Day? A Guide For Contact Lens Wearers

4 March 2016
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When you wear contact lenses, it is not abnormal for your eyes to feel dry by the end of a long day. The contacts absorb some of your tears and also make it easier for them to evaporate off of your eyes, and this can lead to dryness. What's not normal, however, is having your eyes feel dry within just a few hours of putting your contacts in. If your eyes are feeling dry before noon, here's a look at a few possible reasons for your discomfort. Read More …