The American Academy of Ophthalmology has named August Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month and although each child’s eyes are different, it’s important to spread awareness about the timeline for vision checks as children grow into adults.
Convergence insufficiency (also called convergence disorder) is a fairly common near vision issue characterized by the eyes’ reduced ability to turn towards each other, or sustain convergence. The disorder often causes double vision or blurred vision making reading or focusing on near objects difficult.
When Julie Fitzgerald, an Illinois mom, looked at her 2-year-old son’s eye in the light, she thought she noticed something towards the back of his eye. Fitzgerald decided to do some additional research on the web.
If you were planning on gifting the latest touchscreen gadget to a loved one, you might want to reconsider. As noted in a recent article in US News & World Report, there’s a major lifestyle switch that has occurred within the last 30 years, with both kids and adults spending more time indoors and doing close-up work with computer screens and phones.
With the new innovation, GoCheck Kids, by Gobiquity Mobile Health, pediatricians are now able to better determine the possibility of amblyopia (commonly known as lazy eye) and refer children to their eye care specialist for further treatment.