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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.

Floaters

Submitted by cchellman on Sat, 04/18/2020 - 14:36

Do you ever look around and notice that sometimes your vision may have spots, specks, or lines in it? There is no need to worry as this may be due to floaters and not an underlying condition. So what are floaters?

Visual Processing

Submitted by cjdockens on Sat, 04/11/2020 - 09:15

 

The way that we perceive the world is dependent on a very complex network of cells and structures that work together to create the vivid images we see in the world. It is important to understand the anatomy of this system when considering visual processing. The general system is shown in the image below. (It provides a lot more detail than necessary for this post, but very useful to see.)