Pen and Paper vs. Stylus and Tablet

“The pen is mightier than the sword”, or in this case, pen and paper is mightier than stylus and tablet.

A recent study involving university students and recent graduates showed that writing on actual paper led to more brain activity when recalling information.  Volunteers who wrote on paper showed more brain activity in the areas responsible for language, imaginary visualization and memory.  In addition, these volunteers completed their recall test faster than tablet users and smartphone users.  This effect may be even more pronounced in younger students, according to the researchers, because “high school students’ brains are still developing and are so much more sensitive than adult brains”. 

Visual skills are an important building block for writing and for copying from the board/printed material.  If your child struggles with those activities, a thorough visual skills evaluation is recommended.

For more information, contact Dr. Edward Fong and the doctors at Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.

Eyesight and School – Dr. Edward Fong, Sugar Land Eye Doctor

Eyesight has been linked with academic performance:

  • In a recent study involving over two thousand 4-5 year old children, those with reduced eyesight scored significantly worse on a standardized reading readiness test that predicts future reading and educational ability.
  • In a recent study involving over 2300 seventh grade students, 7th graders with poorer eyesight eventually scored worse on 9th grade standardized exams.

There are many aspects of a child’s visual system that can affect academics.  If your child is struggling with school, a good starting point to check would be his/her eyesight and the need for a prescription.

For more information, contact Dr. Edward Fong and the doctors at Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.

Results from a clinical study involving approximately 2500 adults:

• Of all of the adults with high myopia (defined as prescription of 6 or greater), 60% of them had their first pair of glasses before the age of 10.

• High myopia dramatically increases the risk for other eye diseases like bleeding in the back of the eye, retinal detachments, cataracts and glaucoma that can lead to a loss of sight.

• The age at which a child receives his/her first pair of glasses is a strong indicator of how myopic that he/she may become as an adult, and can help determine the need and intensity of myopia control.

For more information, contact Dr. Edward Fong and the doctors at Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.

ADHD, Online School and Vision – Dr. Edward Fong, Sugar Land Eye Doctor

“More parents seek ADHD diagnosis and drugs for kids to manage remote learning.” To read article: tinyurl.com/jrg9r7f3

Interestingly, kids who are thought to have ADHD symptoms are 3 times more likely to have visual skills problems and vice versa. We have seen a number of students during the pandemic whose visual skills problems have bubbled to the surface because of the increased screen time. Once their visual skills issues have been properly addressed, their symptoms have subsided without the use of ADHD medications. To learn more: tinyurl.com/kuom9pwa

Vision and Learning Difficulties in Sugar Land, Texas

Children struggling with reading may have an underlying vision problem that is making matters worse.

A recently published study involving approximately 2300 students between the ages of 5 and 11 years, indicated that:

  • At least 1 child in a classroom of 30 suffers from a visual problem that cannot be fixed by eyeglasses.
  • 85 percent of the students who suffered from these visual problems had good eyesight.
  • Students who were already receiving extra educational support were 15 times more likely to suffer from at least one of these visual problems.

The study’s lead author states, “If interventions can work to reduce the impact of these problems on children’s learning, it might improve both educational and well-being outcomes for children.”

If your child is struggling at school, please have their visual skills thoroughly tested and remediated.

For more information, contact Dr. Edward Fong and the doctors at Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.

Vision therapy success in Sugar Land

We’re so thankful for our patients!

In case you’re having a difficult time reading the text in the picture, the following is a copy of the text:

“Merry Christmas to the Bright Eye Care team! Nathan worked hard on your Christmas card!

We are so appreciative to see positive results of vision therapy from Dr. Grace and Dr. Fong!”

Vision Therapy Sugar Land, TX

This young lady recently completed our vision therapy program – no more headaches, motion sickness or eye tics. 🥳

For more information, contact Dr. Edward Fong and the doctors at Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.

Screens, myopia and nearsightedness – Dr. Edward Fong, Sugar Land Eye Doctor

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Do SCREENS cause MYOPIA?

A recent clinical study looking at almost 50,000 children between the ages of 3 and 19 years old concluded that current data suggests that screen time is NOT ASSOCIATED with myopia.

Myopia is due to the excessive elongation of the eye resulting in nearsightedness and increased risk for bleeding in the back of the eye, holes and tears in the back of the eyes, cataracts and glaucoma.

For more information, contact Dr. Edward Fong and the doctors at Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.

One Reason to Control Myopia Progression Sugar Land Dr. Edward Fong

A person with a -2.00 myopia prescription can more easily navigate around a dark room or an unfamiliar hotel room without correction than someone with a -6.00 prescription. A larger amount of myopia creates a greater disability and dependence on glasses or contacts. Research shows that the greater the amount of myopia, the worse the vision-related quality of life.

For more information, contact Dr. Edward Fong and the doctors at Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.

Myopia Control and It’s Benefits – Dr. Edward Fong, Sugar Land Eye Doctor

MYOPIA is due to the excessive elongation of the back of the eye which leads to:

• Nearsightedness

• Increased risk for the following sight-threatening diseases:

– Myopic Macular Degeneration

– Cataracts

– Retinal Holes/Tears

– Glaucoma

What are the BENEFITS of SLOWING the PROGRESSION of MYOPIA?

• Less visual disability when uncorrected

• Better visual outcomes from LASIK

• Reduced risk of blindness from myopia

We will address each benefit in more detail over the course of the next few days.