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Recognizing Signs of Nearsightedness in Your Child

As parents, ensuring the health and well-being of our children is paramount. When it comes to their vision, early detection of issues like nearsightedness (myopia) is crucial for timely intervention and effective management. Myopia can impact a child's academic performance, social interactions, and overall quality of life if left unaddressed....

What You Need To Know About Myopia Control In Children

Myopia affects more than just the need for glasses to correct blurry vision. Children frequently experience myopia progression, which lowers their quality of life and increases risks to their eye health. Myopia control treatments are now able to improve children’s vision and promote long-term eye health. Read on to find...

Top Myopia Treatment Options For Children

Myopia, often known as nearsightedness, is a common vision issue that typically develops between children aged 6 to 12. Around 30% of teenagers, 9% of kids in school, and 5% of preschoolers have it. If both of a child’s parents are nearsighted, the child is more likely to have myopia....

Do You Suffer with Allergy-Eyes?

Eye allergies are very common in the spring, affecting between up to 30% of people worldwide.

Glaucoma is a Leading Cause of Blindness

Fortunately, with early detection glaucoma can be treated and controlled. Even if you show no signs of glaucoma, there are ways to prevent it from developing or keep it from progressing. Booking regular eye exams with your eye doctor can help slow down or prevent vision loss. Using eye drops,...

What is Nearsightedness and How is it treated?

Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is one of the most common vision conditions affecting approximately 30+% of people in the United States. In fact, it is estimated that 20-25 million children have Myopia in the United States alone. With nearsightedness, objects up close are seen clearly while distant objects appear...

Concussion Causes Functional Vision Problems

While blurry vision following a brain injury may be an obvious sign of a vision problem, other vision problems that surface aren’t directly related to visual acuity, rather to the visual skills, such as eye teaming, tracking and focusing abilities.

Is Myopia Hereditary?

Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is an incredibly prevalent vision condition, affecting around 30% of Americans, with an estimated 20-25 million children untreated in the United States alone. It develops when the eyeball grows longer from front to back than normal, with the symptom of blurry distance vision. Myopia tends...

Halloween Eye Health and Safety Month: Protect Their Vision

Halloween is just around the corner as the leaves change beautiful hues of orange and the fresh fall breeze permeates the air. This popular festival is a time for silly costumes, eerie décor, and, of course, delicious goodies. Nevertheless, many people are unaware that October is also Halloween Eye Health...

How Does Diabetes Affect Your Eyes?

If diabetes runs in your family, or if you’ve been diagnosed with the condition yourself, you should be seeing your optometrist regularly for checkups.

Understanding Myopia and Astigmatism: A Comprehensive Guide for Mothers

As a parent, your child's health is of paramount importance. An essential aspect of this health puzzle is your child's vision. In our technologically driven world, conditions like myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism are becoming increasingly prevalent among children. This article will unpack these conditions, helping you understand what they are,...

Things to Consider When Choosing a Pediatric Optometrist

You want your children to develop healthy eyes and learn how to take care of their eyes as they grow up. As a parent, you also want to make sure that your child can see well enough to do the things they enjoy doing. Pediatric optometrists are specialized healthcare professionals...

Does Myopia Get Worse with Age?

What Is Myopia? Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common vision problem that will affect half the world’s population by 2050. It occurs when the eye is unable to focus on distant objects without corrective lenses like glasses or contacts. Myopia is caused by a variety of factors, including...

How Vision Loss from Macular Degeneration Can Trigger Depression

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), here’s what you need to know about how it can affect your mental health.

6 Practical Ways To Prevent Myopia From Worsening In Children

Has your kid been diagnosed with shortsightedness? Here are realistic ways to prevent myopia from worsening in children. Read on for more.

The Link Between High Myopia and Serious Eye Diseases

High myopia – severe nearsightedness – is associated with an increased risk of serious eye diseases such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, and cataracts.

Can Vision Therapy Benefit A Child With a Learning Disability?

Vision therapy can address underlying visual problems that can mimic or exacerbate a learning disability.

The Importance of Regular Eye Exams in Detecting Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can cause severe vision loss, but early detection can help preserve your vision.

Eye Exam Saves Woman’s Life by Detecting Brain Tumor Early

Here's how eye exams helped save Katie's vision and quality of life. Call Scott Eye Care to schedule your appointment.

4 Effective Methods For Limiting Your Child’s Screen Time

The digital world has transformed our lives, but the effects of tech aren't always positive for kids. By limiting your child's screen time, you help your child to experience the many benefits. As a parent, you should be mindful of how much time your child spends on devices. You might...

How Diabetes Increases Dry Eye Risk in Children and Adolescents

Children and adolescents with diabetes are significantly more likely to suffer from dry eye syndrome (DES) than their non-diabetic peers. Read on to learn why diabetics are at higher risk, and how The Scott Eye Care Dry Eye Center can help.

Concussions & Vision Problems After a Car Accident

Car accidents can often result in a concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury that can cause vision problems.

Best Apps For People With Low Vision

Cutting-edge apps, coupled with low vision aids and devices, can help people with low vision live full, independent lives.

How Long Does It Take To Switch From Glasses to Scleral Lenses?

Switching from glasses to scleral contact lenses can take several weeks. your Oswego eye doctor will provide instructions on how to properly insert, remove, and care for the lenses, as well as how to monitor for any potential complications. Read on to learn more.

When Should You See a Retina Specialist?

Many retinal conditions can lead to vision loss if not diagnosed early and treated promptly. If your optometrist notices signs of retinal disease, they’ll manage the condition until it's necessary to refer you to a retina specialist.

How Can Poor Vision Affect Your Child’s Behavior?

Did you know that poor visual skills can contribute to behavioral problems in children? Read on to learn how vision therapy can help address these behavioral issues and how Developmental Vision Center can help.

Want to be a Better Skier? Consider Sports Vision Training!

Want to be a better skier? By enhancing your visual skills, you can radically improve your performance on the mountain slopes. Contact Scott Eye Care in Oswego to discover how sports vision training can help you be the skier you wish to be!

5 Top Visual Aids For Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Here are 5 of the most popular low vision aids that patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) use to maintain their independence and live a meaningful life. Contact your low vision eye doctor for more information.

Experts Warn of Rising Levels Of Myopia

Discover why experts say there’s a myopia epidemic, and learn what you can do to keep your kids’ eyes healthy. The Scott Eye Care Myopia Management Center proudly offers myopia management treatments to nearsighted children for healthy and clear life-long vision.

Natural And Holistic Dry Eye Treatments

Medication doesn't always work to heal dry eye syndrome's underlying cause. The following natural and holistic remedies may relieve your eye discomfort and relieve your symptoms.

Does My Child Have Myopia? Myopia Symptoms and How To Treat

Treehouse Eyes is a specialty pediatric eye care practice treating myopic children with a nationwide network of doctors. Recently, doctors in our Treehouse Eyes community had the chance to spread the word about myopia with local media coverage. Our doctors are passionate about spreading awareness about the myopia epidemic and...

How Does Ocular Albinism Affect the Eyes?

Ocular albinism affects a person’s eyes and vision in several ways. Thankfully, the low vision aids we offer at Low Vision of Fox Valley can help patients with ocular albinism live independent and meaningful lives, despite low vision.

7 Eye Care Tips for the Holiday Season

Your eye experts at Scott Eye Care have compiled our top 7 tips for keeping your eyes healthy and safe this holiday season. Let us know how else we can help!

How Visual Skills Affect Soccer Performance

Optimizing your soccer performance should go beyond building muscle and endurance. Boosting your game should also include honing the visual skills you need to be the best soccer player you can be. That’s where sports vision training at The Scott Eye Care Sports Vision Center can help.

Low Vision Glasses For Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive eye disease that impairs central vision. Here we’ll discuss the most common low vision glasses for AMD and how your Low Vision of Fox Valley optometrist can help.

High Blood Sugar Linked to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Did you know that having atrophied meibomian glands can signal uncontrolled blood sugar levels? To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact The Scott Eye Care Dry Eye Center today!

Supplements That Slow AMD Progression

Aging comes with many blessings but also certain challenges. Having a higher risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of them. Fortunately, a formulation of vitamins and minerals called AREDS2 may slow the progression of vision loss from AMD. We at in Oswego offer treatment for macular degeneration and other eye diseases.

Retraining The Concussed Brain Using Neuro-Optometry

Post trauma vision syndrome (PTVS) can persist long after a concussion, making everyday tasks difficult. Luckily, neuro-optometry can treat many visual post-concussion symptoms. Learn about neuro-optometry and how it can help you.

City Kids Are More Likely To Be Nearsighted

Did you know that a risk factor for developing myopia (nearsightedness) is living in an urban area? But don’t worry – the myopia management program at The Scott Eye Care Myopia Management Center can help.

Blurred Vision And Headaches — What’s the Connection

If you suffer from headaches accompanied by blurred vision, you may have an underlying problem with your visual system. Read on to discover how blurred vision and headaches are linked, and how Developmental Vision Center can help.

What Causes a Child to Be a Slow Learner?

When a child is considered a ‘slow learner,’ parents and teachers often assume the problem is ADHD or a learning disability. Many don’t realize that a visual deficit is at the root of the problem. Find out how vision therapy can help your child succeed in school and in sports.

Raising Awareness About Keratoconus

World Keratoconus Day is celebrated every year on November 10 to raise awareness of this rare eye condition. Read on to learn about keratoconus and how it’s treated.

Myopia (nearsightedness): A Pervasive Disease

Myopia is a disease that currently impacts 30% of the world’s population and by 2050, almost 50% of the population will be myopic, that’s an unnerving 5 billion people. There is some debate about whether myopia is a disease or a refractive error. The answer is uncovered by how myopia...

Elevate Your Game on the Hockey Rink with Sports Vision Training!

Hockey is one of the fastest and most exciting sports out there. But to be great at hockey, your brain needs to be able to instantly process visual information. Read on to learn how sports vision training at The Scott Eye Care Sports Vision Center can help you be the athlete you want to be.

Have Low Vision? Cook Safely and Independently With These Tips

If you love to cook but have low vision, working in the kitchen safely and independently can be challenging. At Low Vision of Fox Valley in Oswego we offer our low vision patients practical advice and low vision aids and devices so they can keep doing the things they love.

Could You Pass on the Keratoconus Gene?

Genetic testing can help determine whether you have a genetic variant that may put you or your children at risk for certain diseases. Read on to learn about genetic testing for keratoconus.

Is Your Child Doing Poorly in School? Here’s What You Need to Know

Have you ever seen a child who struggles in school despite trying hard to succeed? They could have an undetected vision problem that makes reading and learning a struggle. If a child’s visual skills are the culprit, vision therapy can help.

How to Say Goodbye to Dry Eyes

Are you tired of waking up with dry, itchy eyes? Several things can lead to dry eyes, including certain medications, eyelids not closing properly at night, or a thyroid disorder. Read on to learn about dry eye syndrome and how the condition can be treated.

Protect Your Eyes With These Contact Lens Safety Tips

It's Contact Lens Safety Month, which makes it the perfect time to brush up on ways to keep your eyes and vision healthy when wearing contact lenses. Here are our top contact lens safety tips to keep your peepers happy.

Childhood Glaucoma: Here’s What You Need to Know

Glaucoma in children is rare, but when it occurs, it must be treated with surgery to prevent vision loss. Read on to learn more about congenital glaucoma symptoms and treatments.

What’s The Difference Between Traumatic And Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries?

There are 2 main types of brain injuries - traumatic and non-traumatic. Here, we'll explain the difference between these injuries and how Developmental Vision Center can help.

Why Glasses Are Not the Solution for Progressive Myopia

Traditional myopia correction uses glasses to improve visual acuity, but they are not a solution for controlling myopia’s progression and may even contribute to worsening myopia. Myopia management is an effective treatment program to slow or halt myopia progression.

Keep Your Eyes Safe on Halloween

Halloween is approaching quickly and it’s time to create those photo-worthy costumes – but we want to ensure an eye infection isn’t a part of the ensemble. October is Halloween Eye Safety Month and below we have some helpful tips on how to make sure your child’s Halloween costume doesn’t...

Struggling With Low Vision? We Can Help!

If you or your loved one is struggling with low vision, please don't lose hope. Low vision technology helps people with severe vision loss maximize their vision so they can do the things they love. Read on to learn more about ways low vision aids, devices and glasses can help patients live more independent, full lives.

Back to school – Giving Your Child The Best Chance At a Successful Year

It’s likely that you know someone with myopia - a family member, friend, or work colleague. But how much do you really know about this progressive eye disease? Some parents expect that simply receiving a pair of glasses for their child is the only way of dealing with the effects...

How Long Does It Take for Macular Degeneration to Progress?

Macular degeneration is a disease that can threaten your sight as it progresses, but early diagnosis and treatment can delay and even lower your risk of vision loss.

How Poor Eye Tracking Impacts Reading

Eye tracking is a visual skill necessary for academic success. Poor eye tracking skills can compromise your child’s ability to read and learn. Fortunately, vision therapy can help strengthen a child’s eye tracking skills and make reading and learning easier.

Are You Suddenly Seeing Dark Spots? Here’s What You Should Do

Seeing floaters is common and usually nothing to worry about. Yet there are times when floaters are a sign of a serious eye condition. Here’s what you need to know about eye floaters, and how Scott Eye Care can help!

Can Vision Be Trained to Improve Sports Performance?

There are many reasons why developing visual skills should play an important role in your sports training program. Schedule an appointment with a sports vision optometrist and see how sports vision training can give you that competitive edge you seek!

Is Myopia Management Worth The Financial Investment?

The most important reason for choosing myopia management is to protect your child’s precious gift of sight from sight-threatening eye diseases. But here’s an added benefit: it may save you money in the long run!

Can You Wear Contacts With Corneal Dystrophy?

If you have corneal dystrophy, it will become increasingly difficult to wear standard contact lenses. Scleral lenses are an excellent choice for patients with many types of corneal irregularities, including most types of corneal dystrophy. Read on to learn how Specialty Contact Lens Center at Scott Eye Care can help.

3 Effective Ways to Relieve Dry Eyes

Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common eye conditions in the world, yet many people put up with the discomfort, even though it's very treatable. Here are tips to help you deal with your dry eye symptoms, along with treatment from your eye doctor.

What’s an Ocular Migraine?

An ocular migraine can cause the sudden appearance of visual distortions, and even temporary blindness in one eye. Either way, an ocular migraine can be quite scary.

What Are the 5 Most Common Dry Eye Symptoms?

Many substances and situations can cause dry eyes, such as certain medications, hormonal changes, and your environment. No matter the cause, having dry eyes feels pretty terrible. Here we list the different symptoms of dry eye and address treatment options.

Giving Vision Therapy The Attention It Deserves

If you’ve ever wondered why some medical professionals don’t mention vision therapy as a treatment for visual problems caused by a concussion and other medical conditions, you’ll want to read this. Here’s why we think vision therapy is often overlooked.

Ways You Can Prevent Vision Loss From Glaucoma

Unfortunately, glaucoma doesn't show any symptoms until its advanced stages. Read on to learn what you can to preserve your vision and live your best life.

5 Eye Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Here are 5 eye symptoms that you should never ignore. Call Scott Eye Care without delay if you or a loved one experiences any of these eye or vision problems.

Low Vision Aids: Enhance Your Vision & Start Living Again

If you've been diagnosed with macular degeneration, glaucoma, or other sight-robbing eye diseases, don't lose hope. Low vision aids such as magnifiers, special glasses and devices can help those with vision loss lead an active life.

5 Types of Sports Injuries That Affect Vision

Sports injuries often affect the eyes and can lead to blurry vision — even vision loss. Consider sports vision training and wear protective eyewear to keep your vision safe.

LASIK Complications: How Scleral Lenses Can Help You Regain Clear Vision

Have you or a loved one have experienced complications following LASIK or any other type of refractive surgery? Scleral lenses may be just the solution you need! Read on to learn how scleral contact lenses can help restore clear and healthy vision.

How to Reduce Your Child’s Risk of Myopia

Childhood myopia — nearsightedness — is reaching epidemic proportions. Fortunately, there are steps parents can take to reduce their child’s risk of developing myopia.

Start The Year Right With A Pediatric Eye Exam

Every child should have a comprehensive eye exam before the start of the new school year. Just as you wouldn’t consider sending them to school without a backpack or a lunch box, make sure their eyes and vision are ready for the challenges ahead.

Recognizing The Signs & Symptoms Of Myopia In Children

Myopia, often referred to as nearsightedness, is an eye disease in which the eye elongates, causing light to be focused in front of the retina instead of on the retina’s surface. Essentially, your child’s eye is growing too long. Because the eye elongates and grows with the rest of the...

Why Get Custom Contact Lenses?

Custom contact lenses are specially designed to fit irregularly-shaped corneas. If you find wearing regular contact lenses uncomfortable, ask your optometrist if custom contact lenses are right for you.

How Does High Myopia Affect Eye Health?

High myopia isn’t just difficulty seeing faraway objects. It can actually increase the risk of developing serious eye diseases later in life. Read on to find out how you can slow or halt your child’s myopia progression.

How High Blood Pressure Can Lead to Vision Loss

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you're at risk of developing certain eye diseases. Read on to find out how to protect your vision.

Looking for a Sports Vision Optometrist? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you want to improve your sports performance, then you've come to the right place! Our sports vision optometrist can help you hone important visual skills to help you succeed at your sport.

Why All Kids with ADHD Should Have Their Eyes Examined

Children with ADHD commonly have visual problems, such as convergence insufficiency, tracking difficulties, and others. Fortunately, vision therapy is an effective treatment for these and other lagging visual skills. Read on to learn more!

Can I Be Blinded By A Nerf® Gun?

Did you know that Nerf® guns, a supposedly safe children’s toy, have been shown to cause eye injury in certain cases? What makes them so dangerous?

Age Reversal Diet May Lower the Risk of Macular Degeneration

A recent scientific study suggests that it may be possible to slow down or even reverse the aging process. Read on to learn how this could impact the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and how Low Vision of Fox Valley can help.

What is the main cause of myopia?

The truth is scientists and doctors are still learning about myopia and the main causes of the disease. What’s known is several factors lead a child to develop myopia, including genetic, environmental, and even socioeconomic status. Genetics Genetics do play a role in whether or not a child will develop...

Hyperopia and Your Child

Hyperopia affects near vision in children and young adults. Want to know more about hyperopia? Here we explain ways to recognize the condition and help your child if they have it.

Why Is There Sticky Mucus In My Eye?

Whether you call it eye goop, crusties or gunk, there are times when a bit of mucus around your eyes is normal — and times when it’s not. Learn how a dry eye optometrist can help.

4 Ways a Stroke Can Impact Vision

In this article, we explore the various ways a stroke can negatively affect a person’s vision and explain how a neuro-optometrist can help rehabilitate vision.

The Importance of Contrast Sensitivity In Baseball

Step up to the plate with sharp visual skills like contrast sensitivity and watch your game improve. Sports vision training will help improve your sports performance.

Are Children with IEPs More Likely to Have Vision Problems?

Children with IEPs — individualizedsupport in school — are more likely to experience problems with their eyes’ ability to track, team and focus, but these problems are rarely detected in a standard school screening. A comprehensive developmental vision exam can detect these and other problems with your child’s visual system.

Everything You Need To Know About Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that causes the cornea to thin and bulge, resulting in blurry and distorted vision. Here are the most commonly asked questions about keratoconus.

Can Cataract Surgery Prevent Dementia?

Cataract surgery not only improves vision. Research suggests that cataract surgery may also prevent cognitive decline.

What Type of Sunglasses Are Best For People With Low Vision?

Sunglasses are important for everyone, and especially for people with low vision. Here are several things to consider when purchasing a new pair of sunglasses.

Can We Stop Myopia From Progressing?

Myopia management, an optometrist-developed program, can slow and even halt the progression of a child’s myopia. Read on to learn more.

June 27 Is National Sunglasses Day!

Here’s how you can celebrate National Sunglasses Day on June 27.

What’s The Connection Between Dry Eye And Asthma?

Studies have found a correlation between asthma and dry eye syndrome. Fortunately, a dry eye optometrist can help by treating your uncomfortable dry eye symptoms.

Protect Your Child’s Eyesight By Encouraging Them To Play Outside

Kids are spending increasing amounts of time on screens and less time outside playing. This is especially true with the pandemic upheaving our lives and forcing us to stay home for virtual learning or work from home. The consequences are not just limited to heightened obesity rates. Studies have shown...

4 Signs You Have a Visual Contrast Sensitivity Problem

Reduced visual contrast sensitivity is characterized by difficulty distinguishing objects from their backgrounds. It is a common condition, especially over age 50, that can occur even in people with perfect visual acuity.

What Causes Retinal Tears?

A torn retina is a serious problem that makes your vision blurry. If not treated early on, it can lead to retinal detachment, a sight-robbing eye disease. Learn what causes a retinal tear and find out what you can do about it.

Why Ortho-K Is A Great Alternative To LASIK

Not sure if you should have LASIK surgery? Here are a few reasons why ortho-k lenses make a great alternative to refractive surgery.

Could My Headaches Be Vision-Related?

Here’s what you need to know if you suffer from occasional or chronic headaches: the problem may be rooted in your visual system.

What it Takes to Succeed as a Formula 1 Driver

A Formula 1 driver’s body goes through a lot during a 90-minute race. Aiming for speeds of over 200 miles per hour requires physical strength and conditioning. It also requires drivers to react with split-second accuracy. This is where sports vision training comes into play.

Macular Degeneration Hasn’t Stopped Judi Dench, And It Shouldn’t Stop You Either

Age-related macular degeneration is a sight-threatening eye disease that causes central vision loss. But despite having the condition for several years, Dame Judi Dench continues to excel in her career and inspire others with low vision.

Reading Tips For Those With Low Vision

People with low vision often find reading challenging. Fortunately, various strategies and low vision aides can help those with low vision see more clearly and read more comfortably.

What To Do if a Mosquito Bites Your Eyelid

Mosquito bites are annoying but on the eyelid they can be particularly uncomfortable and even impact your vision. Find out what you can do to treat the bite at home, and when it's a good idea to contact your optometrist.

How Can Lyme Disease Affect Your Vision?

Lyme disease, an infection caused by a tick bite, can affect many parts of your body, including your eyes. Learn how Lyme disease can harm your eyes if not treated promptly.

Living With Legal Blindness

Vision loss can make it difficult to perform day-to-day tasks. Fortunately, there are many things those with legal blindness can do to remain independent and keep doing the things they love and enjoy.

How to Get Rid of Eyelash Mites

Demodicosis occurs when the microscopic Demodex mites living on your face or in your eyelashes proliferate, causing uncomfortable, even painful symptoms. But worry not, it can be easily treated by your dry eye optometrist.

How Do I Ski Better? It All Starts With Vision!

To be an excellent skier, you need strong visual skills, such as depth perception, peripheral vision, and peripheral vision.  By undergoing vision therapy, you'll be able to ski better, faster and safer.

Is My Child Too Young for Vision Therapy?

Those with excellent visual acuity may experience difficulty with visual processing or focus, which can impact various aspects of a child’s development, learning ability, and daily functioning. Fortunately, visual skills can be trained through vision therapy. Question is: how young is too young for your child to begin vision therapy?