Doing Good For The Kids In Flint

By OH Staff
Monday, September 26, 2016 12:20 AM

Most people are unaware that about 500,000 children globally go blind each year from Vitamin A deficiency, and half of those children die within 12 months as a result of Vitamin A deficiency. Even more astounding, it costs just one dollar for a year’s worth of supplements for one child. That means a one dollar donation to Helen Keller International will ensure at least one child will not die or go blind from vitamin A deficiency.

Extend the Back-to-School Opportunity Year 'Round

By Maria Sampalis, OD
Monday, August 29, 2016 1:10 PM

Many parents in your community are just now thinking about their children's back-to-school needs, including the need for the child's annual eye exam, even though many have children who have already gone back to school. Many other patients who are parents may not realize yet that this is an annual need. Address both kinds of parents with targeted advertising via e-mail and social media posts.

Are You Ready For Back To School?

By Jodi Groh
Monday, June 27, 2016 1:15 PM

It may feel as if school just let out for the summer, and for many of us, that is true. Even though going back to the classroom is the farthest thought from a child’s or young adult’s mind, and maybe even for a parent, you should be gearing up for the Back to School selling season.

Capture the Second Wave of Back-to-School Sales, Part Two

By Linda Hardy, LDO, CPOT, COA
Monday, October 12, 2015 12:18 AM

Many of the children and teen patients who come into your office in the second wave will be newly enrolled in sports they have never played before. The child who just this fall started playing for the football team, or the local softball league, will need glasses they can wear while they play their favorite sport.

Controlling Myopia In Children

By Barry Santini, ABOM
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:06 PM

What’s Causing The Increase In Myopia? Here the experts rarely all agree, Most feel that parental genetics are important in determining whether any individual becomes myopic, but in view of the worldwide increase in myopia, researchers often place genetics behind these common suspects...

Controlling Myopia In Children

By Barry Santini, ABOM
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 2:00 PM Within the last 20 years, both the prevalence of myopia and its rate of increase within the world’s population are rising. It is estimated that 33 percent of the U.S. population is myopic (defined as greater than -0.50D) and can range up to 80 percent in some Asian countries like Singapore and Taiwan.

Make Kids Feel Welcome: Building a Pediatric Practice

By Staff
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:30 PM Katie Gilbert-Spear, OD, MPH, owner of Sight & Sun EyeWorks in Pensacola, Florida, features a kids-friendly area with kids’ artwork and wall posters on the importance of eye health.

Look Your Age: Pez Power

By Preston Fassel, BS
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2:00 PM "But I don't want to be ugly!"
It was the cry of a despondent six-year old, recently diagnosed as a relatively high-minus myope. She'd been complaining to her mother of headaches and stared with glee through a pair of trial frames; yet when her mother told her it was time to pick out a pair of glasses, the hesitant smile became a brave front became a trembling fear.

Fitting Kid's Frames: The Parents

By Danielle Crull, ABOM, A Child's Eyes
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 11:00 AM There is one final critical step to adjusting kid's frames: educating the parents.

Dispatches from the Dispensary: Teen Patients

By Preston Fassel, BS
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 4:30 PM Teenagers. You're going to be hard-pressed to find a more difficult demographic to deal with, inside of the dispensary or out.

Kid's Eyewear: Delivery and Fitting, Part Two

By Danielle Crull, A Child’s Eyes
Monday, May 12, 2014 1:00 PM A young child's bridge is not developed yet, so it is often soft and fleshy. You will likely see impressions left on the nose just from the sheer weight of the glasses alone.

Kid's Eyewear: Delivery and Fitting, Part One

By Danielle Crull, A Child’s Eyes
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 1:30 PM Have the child put on their new glasses and wear them for a short period of time. Go for a full ten minutes if you can. Have them play; go for a walk.

Cable Temples for Kids

By Danielle Crull, ABOM, A Child's Eyes
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:30 AM After the PD measurement, next up is a temple length measurement. Yes, you need to measure a temple length. You may be able to get away without measuring for it on your average adult, but not with a bouncing 2 year-old.

Food for Thought: Kids and Technology

By Mark Mattison-Shupnick, ABOM, and Keith M. Cross, ABOC
Monday, April 28, 2014 10:00 AM Kids spend more time on the go and interact with technology at school and during "downtime." What steps should be taken to protect their vision?

PD's and The Very Young

By Danielle Crull, ABOM, A Child's Eyes
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:30 AM The very young can be quite difficult when taking a pupillary distance measurement.