Dyslexia, ADHD, Dysgraphia, Amblyopia, Strabismus Treatment in Sugar Land – Dr. Edward Fong, Bright Eye Care & Vision Development

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You’re welcome! I’m so glad that our therapy has helped! Have fun with the game!

For more information on how we can help your child with reading, writing, amblyopia, ADHD, strabismus, lazy eye, sloppy handwriting and/or learning problems, please contact Dr. Edward Fong and Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.

No More Amblyopia

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This young lady no longer has amblyopia after therapy.

“Although it was a scary diagnosis, Dr. Fong was very helpful in explaining her condition and how the therapy would help,” says her mother. “We are very happy with the results and how she has improved.”

Amblyopia, Lazy Eye and School

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The authors of a clinical study concluded that treating amblyopia before entering formal schooling is a good idea because of amblyopia’s effect on peer-to-peer interactions and subsequent self-perception by the child with amblyopia.

First- and second-grade students with AMBLYOPIA in the clinical study showed significantly LOWER SELF-PERCEPTION OF PHYSICAL COMPETENCE as well as significantly LOWER PEER ACCEPTANCE than those children without amblyopia. In other words, the children with amblyopia thought more lowly of their own physical abilities and were less likely to be well-accepted by their peers.

Amblyopia is the most common cause of visual impairment in children. 2 to 3 children out of every 100 have this condition. Amblyopia is an inability to see 20/20 despite wearing glasses and not having an organic eye disease. Active therapy is the best way to develop two eyes that work well together in synchrony. Patching alone will not accomplish this goal.

For more information, please contact Dr. Edward Fong and the Sugar Land, TX eye doctors and optometrists at Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.

References available upon request.

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Amblyopia or Lazy Eye

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Clinical studies indicate that children with amblyopia suffer from the following:

• Slower reading speed
• Worse fine motor skills
• Lower self-perception

Amblyopia is a condition in which the eyes are physically healthy, but because of an amblyogenic factor – high prescription, unequal prescription, form deprivation or strabismus – the eye never develops 20/20 eyesight. Consequently, amblyopia may hamper a child’s ability to showcase their knowledge, compete in physical activities and/or interact well socially.

If a child sees significantly better in one eye than another, then that child may be at risk for amblyopia. Active therapy is the best route to help the child develop use of both eyes in order to see comfortably and accurately. Patching will not accomplish that goal. We specialize in pediatric vision including amblyopia.

For more information, please contact Dr. Edward Fong and the Sugar Land, TX eye doctors and optometrists at Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.

References available upon request.

Medical Disclaimer. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only.

Amblyopia Affects Reading

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  • Approximately 1-2 children in every classroom will suffer from amblyopia
  • Amblyopia is the most common one-eyed vision impairment in children
  • Amblyopia slows down reading speed

Reading is heavily reliant on a person’s vision. The parts of vision that are important in reading include eyesight as well as other visual skills such as eye coordination, eye focusing and fine eye movements. Clinical studies show that children with amblyopia read approximately 25% slower than their non-amblyopic counterparts. These studies involve “normally-reading” students rather than those diagnosed with a reading disability. Reading speed affects fluency, and fluency affects comprehension.

Amblyopia is the inability to see 20/20 out of each eye even with optical correction despite the absence of eye disease. Differentiating children who are actually amblyopic versus those who would be able to see 20/20 with a prescription is important. The prognosis for amblyopia is good if it is detected early enough, diagnosed properly and subsequently treated appropriately.

For more information, please contact Dr. Edward Fong and the Sugar Land, TX eye doctors and optometrists at Bright Eye Care & Vision Development.

References:

R. Kelly, Krista & Jost, Reed & De La Cruz, Angie & Dao, Lori & L. Beauchamp, Cynthia & Stager, David & Birch, Eileen. (2017). Slow reading in children with anisometropic amblyopia is associated with gaze instability and increased saccades. J AAPOS 21. e10. 10.1016/j.jaapos.2017.07.028.

Medical Disclaimer. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only.