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BIFOCALS FOR KIDS? PART II, by Dr. Benjamin Clingan, OD

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 7:28 PM

The bifocal strength will generally be less for kids than adults. In terms of “ADD power”, adults range between +1.50 to +2.50. Children will remain around +0.75 or whatever the lens manufacturer’s lowest power happens to be. They don’t need the stronger powers for vision, but just need the “ADD power” to relax their eyes. ... read more


Bifocals for Kids? PART I by Benjamin Clingan, OD

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Friday, March 23, 2018, 6:26 PM

It seems like a very foreign concept indeed. Bifocals are meant for “old people.” Why would a child need something meant for grandma or grandpa? As we continue our discussion on myopia control, you may notice most of the treatments are already available but just used for other purposes. Glasses and contacts prescriptions for myopia ... read more


Myopia Control, by Benjamin V. Clingan, OD

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 11:16 PM

MYOPIA CONTROL What is myopia? Myopia refers to the refractive error (glasses prescription) of patients who are nearsighted. What is myopia control? As some of you who are myopic have noticed from personal experience, once you are given a glasses prescription it keeps “getting worse” every time you visit the eye doctor.  While your eyes ... read more


February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

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Friday, February 16, 2018, 9:44 PM

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss, and affects more than 2 million Americans older than 50 years of age. The image pictured gives an example of without and with AMD. Here are a few of the symptoms: Difficulty seeing in the center of your vision while driving, reading, or looking ... read more