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LITTLE EYES CENTER

“VISION IS MORE THAN JUST 20/20”

Specializing in:

  • PEDIATRIC EYE CARE
  • VISION & LEARNING DISORDERS
    • DYSLEXIA, ADHD…
  • MYOPIA CONTROL via NIGHTLENS TREATMENT
  • VISION THERAPY
    • LAZY EYE, EYE TURNS, FOCUSING…

Little Eyes Center, a sub-clinic inside River Region Vision Source, specializes in: pediatric eye care, vision related learning disorders, vision therapy, and myopia control with NightLens treatment.  Our doctors feel it is their duty to offer the best in pediatric eye care.  Little Eyes Center is the only pediatric eye care facility that offers vision therapy and myopia control in the River Region.  Don’t take your child’s vision for granted, make an appointment with one of our specialists today!

Myopia Control via NightLens

NightLens OrthoK is a procedure for correcting myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia (need for bifocals) and astigmatism by gently reshaping the cornea with special corneal molds called NightLenses. Sleeping overnight in your NightLenses will gently reshape your cornea; when you awaken, remove your NightLenses and SEE WITHOUT CONTACTS, GLASSES, OR SURGERY. NightLens can also keep a child’s eyes from getting worse through myopia control! Experience clear vision during the day without contact lenses or eyeglasses or surgery! Learn more about NightLens at www.sleepandsee.net

Vision Therapy

Vision is more than just 20/20! Vision Therapy is a series of treatment procedures prescribed by optometrists to improve certain types of vision problems that cannot be helped with only glasses or contact lenses. Vision Therapy can help a wide range of vision problems, such as: eyeturns, focusing problems, and amblyopia. Many kids with ADD/ADHD and dyslexia have issues with visual-auditory integrations; these problems can be helped with Vision Therapy.

 

FAQ’s:

Q: Is Little Eyes Center a separate practice from River Region Vision Source?

A: No. Little Eyes is a sub-clinic inside River Region Vision Source. Our doctors have received specialized training to offer pediatric eye care.

Q:  What is amblyopia?

A:  Amblyopia or “lazy eye” is a condition in which vision is reduced because the eye and the brain are not working together properly. This may be due to an eye turn, congenital cataract, eyelid drooping, or unequal or very high glasses prescriptions. These conditions create amblyopia because they interfere with the brain’s ability to learn to perceive the world.

Q. What is Convergence Insufficiency?

A. Convergence Insufficiency is the inability to keep the eyes turned in sufficiently to maintain a single image at near, i.e. while reading. It often causes a child to see the words “running together” while reading, which is actually a form of double vision.

Q. What is Accomodative Insufficiency?

A. Accomodative Insufficiency is the inability to focus to keep a clear image at near. It can cause fatigue and headaches with prolonged near work, especially after a full day at school.

Q. How does Vision Therapy work?

A. Our doctors prescribe an individualized treatment plan to help your child learn how to use their brain in a new way! The brain directs the movement of the eyes to gather light, and it is the brain that organizes light and begins to understand it as it correlates with the other sensory and movement systems of the body. Vision Therapy will teach your child how to use their brain to more easily and efficiently do this.

Q. What kinds of vision-related learning disorders can Vision Therapy help with?

A.  As part of our expanded binocular vision and perceptual testing, our doctors screen for eye tracking disorders, dyslexia, and visual-motor dysfunction. We also incorporate more than just muscle training in every treatment program, regardless of diagnosis. Our goal in Vision Therapy is to teach your child how to use their eyes to navigate and manipulate the world and to understand and remember more of what they see. This includes auditory skills, motor skills, memory, depth perception, motion perception, and all other skills that relate to vision!

Q.  How is ADD/ADHD related to vision learning disorders?

A.  Kids with ADD/ADHD have a hard time paying attention and focusing on tasks.  Sometimes this lack of attention can be from a vision related learning disorder rather than ADD/ADHD.  If a child sees double when reading – then they will not pay attention.  ADD/ADHD has been studied to correlate with Accomodative Insufficiency and Convergence Insufficiency at a high rate.  Reference(s):https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3944293/

Q: My child’s vision keeps getting worse. Is there anything that can be done about it?

A: Yes. NightLens OrthoK for myopia control may be the answer you are looking for. Myopia control means – controlling the progression of nearsightedness. NightLens OrhtoK is a proven method to keep your child’s eyes from progressing. To learn more about NightLens and Orthokeratology, please visit www.sleepandsee.net    Reference(s):http://medcraveonline.com/AOVS/AOVS-02-00046.pdf