I remember showing up to school wearing my very first pair of glasses. I was crazy excited to walk into my 5th grade classroom sporting my new red-rimmed metal glasses. My elementary school crush had just started wearing glasses and I thought that he would notice me if I was wearing glasses too. 12 years [...]
To be honest, I don’t really remember a time before I had to wear glasses. When I was five years old, I picked out a pair of round “Harry Potter” glasses to match my dad’s. Due to my intrigue with the latest video game consoles, I eventually needed to wear glasses all the time, which [...]
Congrats to Momoka for joining our 20/20 vision Ortho Knights club! She enrolled into our orthokeratology program and is one of our favorite patients with her beautiful smile. Orthokeratology treats myopia and also helps to stop it from getting worse. Children shouldn't just get worse and buy new pairs of glasses every year! Stop the [...]
You’re at your local optometry office, sitting in the big chair with all the fun-looking gadgets attached to it. Your optometrist walks in and begins your yearly eye exam. The doctor puts up a letter on the eye chart and begins to wave a black paddle in front of each eye. What is the doctor [...]
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 [...]