Failure in Flint

Thank you to COVD for writing this piece. COVD Link: water In April 2014, in an attempt to save money, the city of Flint MI disconnected from Detroit's water system and reconnected to a water supply with the Flint River as its main source.  Eighteen months later, the...
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Milestones in Visual Development — Visual Impediments to Learning

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Drs. Sheree Fetkin Wright and Charles Boulet continue their discussion of Milestones in Visual Development with Part 3, Visual Impediments to Learning.
  According to the American Optometric Association, failure to achieve developmental milestones during early...
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Amblyopia Part 2 – Treatment

Traditionally amblyopia has been treated by patching the better seeing eye until the amblyopic eye sees as well (or within one line of the visual acuity chart) as the non-amblyopic eye. Until recently, 6 hours a day of patching was typically used as the prescribed amount of time while wearing full time corrective lenses. Current...
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August is National Children’s Vision & Learning Month: Optometrists focus on Visual Symptoms from Concussions that Block Learning

August is the 20th annual observation of National Children’s Vision & Learning Month and a perfect time to shed light on the vision problems associated with concussions that impact academic performance. Shelby Hedges’ concussion occurred during the first soccer game of the high school season. Prior to her concussion Shelby was an avid reader, but afterwards,...
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