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As our bodies change with age, our eyes change as well. Of course, the visual needs of infants and children differ greatly for those of an adult. As children grow, their vison can change rapidly - requiring frequent changes in their prescription. Further ocular changes occur as we age during our adult years. The elderly become more at risk in developing ailments of the eye such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Furthermore, patients with certain systemic health problems such as diabetes and hypertension are at risk for developing ocular pathologies such as retinopathies. The doctors at Excellence in Eye Care understand their patients' ever - changing visual needs, and customize each and every eye exam accordingly.
Excellence in Eye Care incorporates the latest in technology in the examination, assessment and treatment of our patients' eyes. We utilize the NIDEK Digital Refraction System to precisely measure the patient's refractive state to ensure an accurate prescription for the clearest vision possible.
An infant's eyes require clear visual stimulation in order for their visual system to develop properly. If a child is unable to see clearly, the visual pathways in their brain will not form properly - which will cause amblyopia or "lazy-eye". If amblyopia is not diagnosed and treated before the age of nine, the child may experience a permanent visual deficit. To wait until a child complains about their vision is a common mistake that many parents make. When a child has experienced blurry vision for all of their young life, they think that it's normal and often will not complain. This is an important reason for having a child's eyes checked early and often. Of course, another very important reason for having a child's eyes checked at an early age is to make sure their eyes are healthy.
Good vision is important for a child's development - both mentally and physically. Eighty percent of all learning is performed through vision. School can be difficult for children in the first place - it can be nearly impossible for those with poor vision. Concentration, coordination and balance are essential visually integrated abilities that promote healthy physical development. In today's competitive world, don't let your child be disadvantaged by poor eye sight.
Sports Vision is a sub-specialty of the eye care profession that has a two-fold purpose. One is to provide adequate eye protection; the other is to enhance the athlete's performance.
Unfortunately, there is far too little attention given to this important subject. The statistics are alarming: more than 600,000 sports and recreation related eye injuries occur each year - with approximately 13,500 resulting in permanent vision loss! Sadly, over 90% of these injuries could have been prevented by simply utilizing adequate protective eyewear. Ironically, many athletes will don protective gear such as a helmet, shin guards, etc., yet leave the most delicate part of their body, their eyes, unprotected. It is important to use quality protective eyewear that provides adequate eye coverage and is impact resistant with shatter resistant lenses.
Sports vision performance enhancement has two aspects: vision enhancing lenses and visual skills development that are specific to a particular sport. Specialized spectacle lenses and contact lenses exist to not only enable the athlete to see clearly (visual acuity), but to also enhance the athlete's vision by satisfying the unique visual demands of their particular sport. Specialty sports lenses have been developed for all major sports including: golf, racket sports, water sports, snow sports, football, baseball, mountaineering, shooting and hunting.
Sports Vision Training or Visual Skills Development is a multi-faceted service performed by an eye care professional trained in that specialty. The training is tailored to the athlete for a particular sport. Sports Vision Training addresses the nine visual skills important in sports. These skills are: Dynamic Visual Acuity, Visual Concentration, Eye Tracking, Coordination, Visual Memory, Visualization, Peripheral Vision, Visual Reaction Time and Depth Perception. It has been proven that developing these skills will enhance or improve an athlete's performance in their sport. As you can see, Sports Vision plays a vital role in protection and performance for all athletes of all ages. Excellence in Eye Care uses one of the most advanced instruments in Sports Vision Training: The Sanet Vision Integrator. Make an appointment today to improve your game!