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Vision and Learning

Author: Vanessa ThaiDevelopmental and Behavioural OptometristCentral Health Southside – Child Development Team Learning difficulties are caused by problems with how the brain processes visual or auditory information. Children with limited environmental experiences or deficiencies in the visual system may exhibit abnormal development of vision, which can impact their ability to learn and perform tasks like

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Vision and Learning

Vision and Learning What is the difference between eyesight and vision? A: Eyesight is the ability to see clearly. Vision involves visual comfort, visual function, and visual efficiency. What is vision therapy? A: A program of activities prescribed by a behavioural optometrist to treat vision problems and enhance binocular vision function to optimise how the

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Screen Time for Children

Screen Time for Children How much screen time is OK? A: Age 0-1: no screens; 2-4: no more than 1 hour per day. How do screens affect the eyes? A: Blue light exposure close to bedtime may disrupt sleep. Is blue light bad? A: The evidence is unclear. The problem with screens is that they

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Screen Time for Children

Author: Vanessa ThaiDevelopmental and Behavioural OptometristCentral Health Southside – Child Development Team Digital screens have become an integral part of children’s daily lives, as they are extensively used for both educational and recreational purposes. This article aims to explore the impact of screen time on visual development and eye health in children, as well as

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Tips on Optical Correction, Patching, and Eye Safety

Author: Vanessa ThaiDevelopmental and Behavioural OptometristCentral Health Southside – Child Development Team Wearing Glasses Whether your child’s glasses are for near or distance vision, it is essential that they wear them as prescribed. It is helpful to inform your child’s teachers and caregivers that your child requires glasses for optimal vision and should wear them

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