Back to School: 5 Essential Questions About Well-child Visits
When children are healthy, well-child visits are easy to skip. They can be another thing to add to an already packed schedule, but they’re vital to ensuring healthy development and avoiding future health problems. Once children are school-age, well-child visits are often called back-to-school physicals.
GoCheck Kids: Optimizing Your Practice’s Workflow
Practitioners everywhere are finding ways to become more efficient in the workspace. GoCheck Kids’ pediatric vision screener offers many perks that will help improve workflow efficiency in your practice during well check visits and beyond! Here are a few reasons why GoCheck Kids’ vision screener should be implemented in your practice:
Amblyopia 101: A Brief History
A brief history of amblyopia: defining it, detecting it & treating it Have you ever wondered when amblyopia was first identified? Or when vision screening began? I have. I’m not a historian, but the topic interests me, and I wanted to learn more to help put the work we’re doing today in context.
Oh Say, Can Your Patients See? By Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Pamela Gallin, FACS
Vision loss is a silent disease. Often in children, the loss is asymmetrical; one eye sees a lot better than the other one. This childhood loss accounts for 2%-5% of the adult population. It is estimated that about 20% of all school-age kids have difficulty seeing.
Amblyopia: Definition, Risk Factors, and Preventing Vision Loss
What Is Amblyopia? Amblyopia definition: one eye’s vision has been reduced because the eye and the brain have not been working together properly. This condition usually begins when someone’s eyes have different strengths. As the brain favors the strong eye and ignores the images coming from the weak eye, the differential strengths (and quality of nerve pathways) become larger. Amblyopia is the medical term for lazy eye.