https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baSU7AWNVZM Dr. Valerie Lam, an optometrist, of Insight Vision Center Optometry describes oculomotor dysfunction or eye tracking problems. If your child has problems skipping lines and loses their place often when reading, it is very possible that they may have an eye tracking problem. Vision therapy can help!
What is keratoconus? Keratoconus is a condition where the front tissue of the eye thins, causing it to bulge into a cone-shape. It can be treated with spectacles, soft contact lenses, rigid gas permeable lenses, or scleral lens depending on the situation. Corneal cross-linking can be done surgically to help stabilize the cornea and can [...]
What is amblyopia? Dr. Valerie Lam discusses amblyopia or lazy eye. This is a condition in which one or both eyes do not see clearly because they did not properly grow during a critical period of visual development when they were young.
This past weekend I had the privilege of accompanying the Flying Samaritans from CSU Fullerton and UC Riverside down to Mexico to serve at a free health clinic. It was an incredible experience and above all, a great reminder of why we chose to be healthcare providers in the first place. The root reason [...]
Vision therapy is a variety of visual and motor activities planned specifically for an individual by a supervising optometrist to develop efficient visual skills and processing. But how do you know if vision therapy is the correct treatment for you or your child? A vision therapy evaluation must be completed in order to determine [...]
According to studies, bullies more frequently pick on children with glasses. A study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science shows that children who wore glasses were 35-37% more likely to be victims of physical or verbal abuse. I worked in a lower income clinic prior to our office and was floored by the number of [...]
Does your child struggle with reading? Join us for a free presentation at our Orange County optometry office to learn about the different causes of reading difficulties. We'll myth bust common misconceptions about dyslexia and explain how vision therapy and tutoring can help. Saturday August 6, 2016 @ 3-4pm Insight Vision Center Optometry 3151 Airway [...]
What is convergence insufficiency? Have you ever noticed that your eyes move in towards your nose when looking at your phone or computer? Your eyes are converging, or moving inwards, in order to focus on an object that is close to you. Unfortunately, some people have a hard time concentrating when working at near distances [...]
What are Scleral Contact Lenses? Everyone has heard of soft contact lenses. They’re the small, clear, bowl-shaped alternative to glasses that you can insert right on top of your cornea to see clearer. But there is so much more to the world of contacts than that. Scleral lenses are large diameter rigid gas permeable lenses [...]
Giant papillary conjunctivitis. Sounds scary right? Many contact lens wearers actually suffer from this condition without even knowing it. But don’t fret - giant papillary conjunctivitis, or GPC, is not some incurable, life-threatening disease. It is a type of allergic inflammation of the conjunctiva that is actually easily prevented and treated. Causes of GPC The [...]