Irlen Syndrome is a visual perception processing disorder. According to statistics, Irlen Syndrome is identified and treated appropriately, in one in two children and adults worldwide with learning and perception issues. However, leaders in the field of behavioural optometry, like Gary Rodney a fellow of the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control (FIAOMC), are now debating whether these figures really reflect the causes of perception issues or whether they are the outcome of incorrect diagnoses brought on by subpar eye exams.
Gary Rodney, Master of Optometry and Fellow of the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control (FIAOMC) based at the Smart Vision Optometry Eyes InDesign Mosman clinic, explains the reasons for eye floaters as well as ways they can be treated.
Gary Rodney, a Smart Vision Behavioural Optometrist at Eyes InDesign Mosman, raises awareness of CVI as it is one of the leading causes of blindness in children and more attention should be paid towards it. Adults can also develop CVI after a traumatic brain injury. This is known as acquired CVI.
Jacqueline Gattegno, a Smart Vision Behavioural Optometrist at Eyes InDesign Bondi, sheds light on the different kinds of eye twitches. “Eye twitches can be classified into three types. The first is a general eye spasm, the second is a Benign Essential Blepharospasm and the third is a Hemifacial Spasm,” explains Jacqueline.
Jacqueline Gattegno, a Smart Vision Behavioural Optometrist at Eyes InDesign Bondi, provides information that can help people cope with, or avoid the problem of eye allergies this spring.
Jacqueline Gattegno, a Smart Vision Behavioural Optometrist at Eyes InDesign Bondi states the importance of raising awareness of Hypertropia as very few people know about this condition. Even though it is uncommon, it is still important for people to know the symptoms, causes and treatments.
Jacqueline Gattegno, a Smart Vision Behavioural Optometrist at Eyes InDesign Bondi expresses the importance of staying hydrated and how integral it is for the whole body including the eyes!
Jacqueline Gattegno, a Smart Vision Optometrist at Eyes InDesign Bondi, stresses the importance of proper eye protection and treatment from the effects of digital eye-strain. “Digital eye-strain occurs from the increased use of computers, iPads, mobile phones and computer gaming. It’s a major issue which is not exclusive to adults. Eye-strain in children and teenagers may affect normal vision development and the side effects can be debilitating if left untreated,” says Jacquie.
We all know that a child’s development can vary immensely from child to child. It is perhaps not as well known that a child’s vision also develops over time and can also vary from child to child.
Jacqueline Gattegno, a leading Smart Vision Optometrist at Eyes InDesign Bondi, explains the relationship between vision and learning; and why it is so important for parents to understand the difference between sight and vision.
Jacqueline Gattegno, a leading Smart Vision Optometrist at Eyes InDesign Bondi, explains the importance of sunglasses, with a specific focus on the importance of using them from a young age. “Regardless of whether it is winter or summer, cloudy or sunny, the naked eyes are always being exposed to Ultra Violet (UV) rays,” says Jacquie.
Jacqueline Gattegno, a Smart Vision Optometrist at Eyes InDesign Bondi, expands on the importance of healthy vision. “There are approximately 2.2 billion people globally with near or distance-related vision impairment. In approximately half of these cases, vision impairment could have been prevented, or identified early with a regular visit to a Smart Vision Optometrist,” says Jacquie.
Jacqueline Gattegno, a Smart Vision Optometrist at Eyes InDesign Bondi, explains the fundamental signs of glaucoma to look out for.
Gary Rodney, Founder of Smart Vision Optometry and a leading Smart Vision Optometrist at Eyes InDesign, Mosman, emphasises the key importance of Eye Injury Prevention Month, and what individuals need to prioritise when it comes to eyesight safety.
Eyesight is often taken for granted, and eye health should be prioritised in a daily routine. Jacqueline Gattegno, a Smart Vision Optometrist at Eyes InDesign Bondi says that proper hygiene plays a crucial role in eye health. In addition, Jacqueline will elaborate on the various eyesight preservation tips for overall visual health.
There are many eye diseases that can present with fairly innocuous symptoms early on but can later lead to more severe conditions, potentially resulting in blindness. Jacqueline Gattegno, a Smart Vision Optometrist at Eyes InDesign Bondi, warns that taking action too late can have dire consequences.
Eyesight is arguably the most important of the five senses, and a loss of visual acuity can be alarming. Gary Rodney, leading Smart Vision optometrist with Smart Vision Optometry, says that while protecting your eyes to mitigate damage in the first place should be a priority, there are steps you can take after the fact to either slow or reverse damage to the eye.
With advances in technology changing and shaping people’s lives in so many aspects, it’s not surprising to see that technology also has a role to play in improving eyesight. Gary Rodney, leading Smart Vision optometrist with Smart Vision Optometry, says that patients looking for a non-invasive alternative to surgery to correct myopia need look no further than Smart Vision Optometry’s Ortho-K process.
Gary Rodney, leading smart vision optometrist with Smart Vision Optometry, states that “Eyes need a wide range of vitamins and minerals to function well, with some of these being crucial for staving off age-related macular degeneration.”
Many conditions that cause vision loss have various causes, requiring differing interventions to prevent or cure. Some of these conditions include diabetes, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration. Gary Rodney, the Founder of Smart Vision Optometry and a leading Smart Vision Optometrist at Eyes InDesign Mosman, says there are many ways that we can improve our eyesight through behavioural modification.
College students spend too much time studying in front of computer screens, and not enough time caring for their eyes. This is resulting in an explosion of progressive eye deterioration globally. Gary Rodney, the Founder of Smart Vision Optometry and a leading Smart Vision Optometrist at Eyes InDesign Mosman, explains ways students can minimise eye strain and headaches.
Diabetic Disease Awareness Month aims to increase the awareness of diabetes, and diabetic eye disease.
Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults, therefore it is important to seek treatment for vision impairment that are related to diabetes.
One part of the brain conjures up an image based on the data it receives from the eyes. Other parts of the brain interpret it. The gift of sight involves much more than just the eyes.
Most stereotypes are based on prejudice, but occasionally, one pops up that’s based on fact – even if only remotely. “Smart kids wear glasses” could be among them, at least up to a point. Australian behavioural optometrist Jacqueline Gattegno sheds light on what is known regarding the intriguing link between myopia and IQ.
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