For decades, physicians have treated amblyopia — poor childhood vision development in one or both eyes – with patches. Kids often dislike those, because they can be uncomfortable or lead to teasing. Now there’s a new, equally effective alternative. The FDA approved CureSight last fall to treat amblyopia by online monitoring of streamed data combined… Read More
Eye doctors dislike the term “lazy eye” for lots of reasons. It makes kids feel awkward. It’s inaccurate: The eye does what the brain tells it to do, even when sent incorrect signals. And it’s a loose term for many conditions: eyes crossing inward (esotropia), wandering outward (exotropia), deviating upward or downward (hypertropia or hypotropia),… Read More
Children have valid reasons for wanting to switch from eyeglasses to their first contact lenses. Maybe their glasses seem cumbersome or ugly, sit uncomfortably on the face or slide down continually during study times. Maybe the wearer plays a sport that makes glasses inconvenient or unfeasible (You can learn more about lens choices at Horizon’s… Read More
Prescribing glasses in adults is mostly uncomplicated. Typically, it goes a little something like this: 1) you tell your doctor what looks best; 2) your doctor gives you a prescription; and 3) the glasses bring your vision into focus. Prescribing glasses for children, however, is a lot more complex. To start, children usually lack the… Read More
That’s right: Getting childrens’ eyes checked should be part of the back-to-school routine, especially if they’ve never had a thorough examination. Kids need strong reading skills, and those depend partly on the ability to perceive what’s in a book, on a tablet or at the other end of the classroom on a smartboard. A back-to-school… Read More
Pediatricians and psychologists can debate exactly when childhood ends, but the eyes have their own idea. By the age of 7 or 8, your brain and eyes enter a relationship that won’t change much. If parents don’t seek pediatric eye care to quickly address vision problems, especially the one known as “lazy eye,” they may… Read More
Horizon Eye Care, consistently confirmed by peers as the most trusted eye practice in Charlotte, is now open in the one of the city’s most popular locations. Horizon’s new full-service, multi-specialty location features a state-of-the-art facility that includes 8,300 square feet of medical space.
Horizon Eye Care will relocate to Waverly this fall. The current Arboretum location will close once this new space is completed. Read the full story from the Charlotte Business Journal.
Sports participation may be one of America’s favorite past times but it doesn’t go without consequence. Protecting your eyes by wearing protective gear will help