Monthly Archives: June 2008

Optical Illusion….How Many Black Dots Do You See??

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Here is an interesting Optical Illusion for you!!  How many black dots do you see??  There are NONE!!

Keep staring at one of the white dots….you will see that it is white and never black…only the ones that you are not directly staring at seem to be “blinking” black or gray.  Cool huh??

It is your Retina playing tricks with you….creating an AFTER-IMAGE.

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Children’s Vision Screening Vs. Comprehensive Eye Exam

SAVE A CHILD’S VISION = SAVE A CHILD’S FUTURE
There are approximately 4 million children entering school each year.  3.4 million of them will enter school WITHOUT a comprehensive vision and eye health examination.

Many times children may be unaware that they are experiencing any vision problems and thus do not tell their parents they may be having issues with their vision.

A Vision Screening – either done at school or a Pediatrician’s office – is NOT a substitute for a complete eye health and vision evaluation by an eye doctor (either an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist).

Its important for parents to remember that Vision Screenings are NOT eye exams.  A Vision Screening will only determine if a child may be at risk for decreased vision.  It will not determine what the issue is and it does not treat the issue.

A comprehensive eye exam will determine the child’s precise vision, will evaluate how the two eyes work together and most importantly it will check the child’s eye health.  Most eye health issues (like retinal holes or tumors in the eye) may NOT cause any symptoms – until it is too late.

Vision Screenings often give parents a false sense of security because many children may have visual problems or eye health issues and still be able to PASS a vision screening.

Vision problems in children should be diagnosed and treated as EARLY as possible to prevent lifelong visual complications.  Many potentially permenant vision problems, such as lazy eye (amblyopia), can be prevented AND corrected if caught and treated early enough.

SAVE A CHILD’S VISION = SAVE A CHILD’S FUTURE

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We are Now on Technorati….a Blog Search Engine – You Can Make Us One of Your FAVORITES!

Google is a general search engine ……and Technorati is a BLOG Search Engine.  You can use it to search all kinds of different and interesting blogs.

First, make sure you are signed in to Technorati (if you do not have an account with Technorati – you can get one for free!) and then type in “Visionary Eyecare” in to the Search box on the top right of the page.  It will take you to a “Results” page and you will see 4 tabs….Posts, Blogs, Photos, Videos.  Click on the “Blogs” tab and you will see our “Visionary Eyecare’s Blog: “The Eye Journal” listed.

Click on the BRIGHT PINK BUTTON that says “Fave This” and now we are one of your Favorite Blogs in your Technorati account!

OR you can “Favorite” Us in Technorati….by clicking on the button below…..or the button at the top of the column to the right (make sure you are logged in to Technorati FIRST….before you click on the button)!

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Become our FAN at Facebook….and get Special Discounts and Promotions with Visionary Eyecare

Join our Visionary Eyecare Fan Club at Facebook and be eligible for Special Events, Discounts and Promotions on your eye exam and vision test at Visionary Eyecare at our  South Florida Locations – Pembroke Pines (next to Lenscrafters) and Sunrise (next to Lenscrafters INSIDE the Sawgrass Mills Mall).

You can even join our Discussion Groups – or start a Discussion of your own.  Its a great way to talk one on one with our Optometrist Eye Doctors!  Ask questions about eyeglasses, contact lenses, eye infections, Laser surgery….and much more!

Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.

If you are not a member of Facebook….you can sign up today – its FREE!

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ONLINE Appointments for Your Eye Exam….right HERE from our BLOG!

Is your vision getting a little bit blurry?? Do you need new eyeglasses or contact lenses??  Do you have a red eye??  Do you want to talk to an Eye Dr (Optometrist) about Laser Eye Surgery??  Well, you don’t need to CALL our eye clinic to make an appointment….

Did you know that you can make an Appointment Online for an Eye Exam, Eye Health Check and Vision Testing….right HERE from our Blog – 24 hours per day / 7 days per week??  Well you can!

Just check out the column on the right under “ONLINE Appointments At Visionary Eyecare” and click on the office where you would like to schedule your appointment OR click below on the office where you would like to schedule your appointment.   Its THAT easy!

Pembroke Pines Office (Next to Lenscrafters)   Located at 9910 Pines Blvd in Pembroke Pines (The Southeast Corner of Palm and Pines)

Sunrise/Sawgrass Mall Office (Next to Lenscrafters)   Located inside the Sawgrass Mall – in between JCPenny and Brandsmart

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Dr. McCulloh is getting married…..Sept 27, 2008 !!

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Emily McCulloh will be gettting married to Brady Hollingsworth on Saturday September 27th, 2008 in Ardmore, Oklahoma.  The future bride and groom were originally from Oklahoma and met here in Florida.  Brady came to visit his brother who was in Dr. McCulloh’s Optometry class….and the rest is history!  We wish them the best of luck and a lifetime of happiness together!

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When Should Your Child Have His or Her First Eye Exam??

This is a question that we get a lot!!

A common misconception parents have is that a vision screening at their child’s school and/or a vision check at the Pediatrician’s office is the same as an eye exam.   Vision Screenings are not the same as an Eye Exam because Vision Screenings are vision tests that are designed to ONLY check to see if a child is able to read the eye chart…they do not check for visual development problems or eye health issues.

Many children may have eye health or vision problems and still be able to pass a school vision screening or Pediatrician vision screening. Some eye health or vision problems may go undetected with a vision screening….many of these vision problems need to be detected long before age 7 to prevent permenant lifelong vision problems such as lazy eye (amblyopia) or eye turn (strabismus).

Your child should have an eye exam at ANY age if a problem is suspected.  Believe it or not, an eye examination can be performed on an infant, as young as one day old.  A pediatric eye doctor (Optometrist or Opthalmologist) can determine if a infant or very young child has any vision or eye health problems by using computerized testing – there is no need for the child to be able to communicate verbally during the exam.

At Visionary Eyecare we like to begin seeing children at age 4. Visionary Eyecare has 2 South Florida eye clinic locations in Broward County for your convenience – Pembroke Pines (Next to Lenscrafters), and Sunrise (Next to Lenscrafters – INSIDE the Sawgrass Mills Mall).   If you think your child has a vision or eye health problem BEFORE age 4 – please give us a call at any of our locations and we will be happy to refer you to a pediatric optometrist or ophthalmologist that can perform an exam on your child.

When scheduling an eye exam for your child – it is important to ask if the doctor’s office is set up to deliver vision tests to examine children.  Not all eye doctors are equipped or feel comfortable performing eye exams on young children.

It is essential that your child has an eye exam by an EYE DOCTOR at least by age 4 or 5 – before entering kindergarten.  Many forms of blindness or lazy eye (amblyopia) can be prevented if detected early AND corrected.

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