This upcoming Saturday, May 14 at Cupertino's Memorial Park, Dr. Benny Shao will be joining other health professionals at a Mother's Day community event sponsored by the Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce of Northern California. If you suspect that you or your child have a binocular problem that could be resolved through vision therapy, please come to this event! We will be present from 10am until 5:00pm: 10185 N. Stelling Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014. See you there!
Did you know…
- The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) estimates that there are 10 million children under 10 years of age in the U.S. that have vision problems.
- Up to 25% off all school age children have vision problems significant enough to impair academic performance? This rate may be as high as 60% for those children labeled as having learning problems.
- An evaluation of the visual efficiency of beginning readers in a public school found that visual factors were the primary cause of reading failure and that most current school screenings are inadequate to detect these problems.
- A study of inner city youths found that poor vision is related to academic and behavioral problems among at-risk children.
Vision problems are often typically misdiagnosed as learning disabilities or ADD/ADHD leading to special education intervention and unnecessary drug treatment of school children.
- The 20/20 eye chart test (invented in the 1860’s) only measures what you can see far away, not the "up-close” ability to see books or computers, nor the ability of the eyes and brain to work together in processing visual information.
- Thorough vision examinations measure eye teaming (how the eyes work together), focusing (ease in sustaining focus for up-close work), and tracking skills (how accurately and smoothly eyes move together across a page of print) as well as visual information processing abilities.
Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, is the eye condition noted by reduced vision not correctable by glasses or contact lenses and is not due to any eye disease. The brain, for some reason, does not fully acknowledge the images seen by the amblyopic eye. This almost always affects only one eye but may manifest with reduction of vision in both eyes. It is estimated that three percent of children under six have some form of amblyopia.
Many people make the mistake of saying that a person who has a crossed or turned eye (strabismus) has a "lazy eye," but lazy eye (amblyopia) and strabismus are not the same condition.
Early treatment including Vision Therapy is usually simple. Scientific evidence shows that even older children and adults could be successfully treated. You can read about recent studies here: http://www.lazyeye.org/
Difficulty seeing can lead to difficulty in school. Get your kids eye's check. Contact us for information and an evaluation. http://www.sjvisiontherapy.com/contact-us/