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Eye Career App

Submitted by l2014161932 on Sat, 05/09/2020 - 17:47

Have kids that are interested in the careers in ocular medicine? Have them try out the free Eye Doctor! app. In this app, kids can select from a choice of patients, and complete tasks that people with ocular professions would do. These tasks include virtually washing eyes, checking for color blindness, testing vision, and selecting a pair of glasses. Have your child try it out and see them have fun!

Eye Yoga

Submitted by l2014161932 on Fri, 05/01/2020 - 23:32

Last year we talked about eye exercises and how many do not have evidence of being able to improve anything about your eyes. You can read that post here (link). There is however, such thing as eye yoga which has more evidence of improving eye vision, comfort, and strain.

Braille

Submitted by cjdockens on Thu, 04/23/2020 - 10:41

Braille is the raised dot system of writing and reading, which was invented by Louis Braille. He made the system to make it easier to print and use materials for people with severely impaired vision. It is now common for people who are blind or have severe vision to learn how to read the writing system. 

 

Fun activity for quarantine

Submitted by l2014161932 on Tue, 04/21/2020 - 13:12

Are you bored at home? We are too! Which is why we found free activity sheets from the American Optometric Association to help you (and us) occupy all this free time. These sheets include identifying parts of the eye, trivia about the eyes, and a healthy eye checklist. You can try these fun, educational activities and then quiz your partner and even your kids! Find them at this link and brighten up your quarantine.