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Glasses 101 for Children with Low Vision/Blindness

Jul 7, 2017

When a child is blind or has very low vision, sometimes the first thing a parent or a friend or relative says is; “He needs glasses.” But whether or not glasses will improve a child’s ability to see is dependent upon the reason for the child’s low vision or blindness. For some eye conditions/diagnoses, there IS something that will help improve vision; a surgery, a medication, a visual intervention, or prescription eye glasses. But, for many serious eye conditions, there is NOT an intervention that will improve visual acuity. And in these cases, putting glasses on a child simply will not help.

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Hand-Under-Hand or Hand-Over-Hand?

Jun 27, 2017

You may never have thought about these instructional strategies, let alone which one is preferable for your child with visual impairments but amazingly, there are some considerations you may wish to address.

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Elijah's Determination Overcomes Hurdles of Ocular Albinism

Elijah's Determination Overcomes Hurdles of Ocular Albinism

Jun 17, 2017

Elijah was first seen by our ophthalmologist in late February…

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