28 10, 2016

Optometry Giving Back

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 [...]

26 08, 2016

Vision Therapy Evaluation

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 [...]

9 08, 2016

Do Children with Glasses Get Bullied More?

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 [...]

28 07, 2016

Why is My Child Struggling to Read?

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 [...]

16 07, 2016

Treating Convergence Insufficiency

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 [...]

17 06, 2016

Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis

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 [...]

3 06, 2016

Dyslexia or Visual Disorder?

Does your child reverse the order of letters they read or find it hard to comprehend what they just looked at? Have you ever been told that your child has dyslexia? It is estimated that over 40 million Americans suffer from dyslexia, which is often diagnosed during childhood. But what if some of these children actually [...]

20 05, 2016

The Power of the Contact Lens Exam

Glasses Prescription vs. Contact Lens Prescription Have you ever wondered why your glasses prescription is different from your contact lens prescription? Or if you’ve never noticed the difference, have you ever thought that you could just use your glasses prescription to get contact lenses? Well, we’re here to let you know that your glasses prescription [...]

10 05, 2016

Keratoconus

What is keratoconus? Keratoconus, which literally means “cone-shaped cornea,” is the most common corneal dystrophy in the US, affecting 1 in every 2,000 people. This noninflammatory, progressive thinning of the cornea causes the front part of the eye to bulge outwards, resulting in a pointed shape like the end of a football. There is no [...]