• Sight / Vision: what does this mean?

    Parents often ask what the difference is between Sight and Vision: Sight:  Sight makes up a very small percentage of a person’s Visual system, approximately 8 – 10 %. The majority of Optometrists test one’s ability to see, this is referred to as your Visual Acuity which is measured as 6/6 or 20/20 acuity. South

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  • Blue Light

    Blue Light

    Blue Light in our visible Spectrum……..Something to Ponder? `Blue light’ and Ultraviolet light that is found in sunlight as well as artificial light affects us all, with respect to behaviour. It is the blue rays and UV that are given off by LED’s and fluorescent light sources in our environment, or given off from smart

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  • The ADHD-vision connection

    The ADHD-vision connection

    The ADHD-vision connection: When it comes to schoolwork, vision impairment and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) present barriers to success in the classroom. “If a child can’t see something, how on earth is he or she going to pay attention to it?” According to new research, both are often present in the same children, too. Researchers—representing the

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  • Learning Related Visual Problems

    Learning Related Visual Problems

    Learning Related Visual Problems: Donovan and I have been researching how a near screen activity, such as a cell phone, I-Pad, Leap-pad, PSP, Nintendo, Tablet, etc, affects the visual abilities of children. Up to this stage of the research project, we have become aware of an increased volume of children with visual difficulties which, in

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