Friday, January 14, 2011

The Foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine

...In this paper, the authors examine and interpret the concept of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) whom the Chinese believes and practices for so many centuries. The authors also explain the ancient Chinese con-cepts of Chi and Tao (Yin and Yang) which are the foundation of the TCM. This paper also seeks to discuss the ways of attaining a healthy body with the clarity of mind as well as to demonstrate the benefits of such healthy lifestyle. ...

Comments: I'm always interested in expanding my knowledge into a wide variety of areas....including the nystical (at least to me) mind/body area. Perhaps we will both find the answers we seek within the pages of this paper. Click on the title to access a PDF. DM

Babies with Glasses Website/Blog

This looks like a great place to learn about how glasses and little ones can get along just fine! Don't forget, if your little one needs an eye assessment go to InfantSee today to see how you can have a no cost evaluation done. This is a public health service by members of the American Optometric Association (like me)! DM

Could Your Attention Difficulties Actually Be from Eye Trouble?”

Read this Bottom Line Health article by Dr. Stanley Appelbaum for information on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder....and vision. DM

Monday, January 10, 2011

What to Do if You Feel Sick Watching 3D Movies

When you watch a 3D movie, do you experience symptoms like headache, nausea, dizziness, blurred vision or double vision? If so, you may be one of the 16% of the population affected by 3D Vision Syndrome.
According to the American Optometric Association, 3D Vision Syndrome is caused by common binocular vision problems, such as:
•Amblyopia (lazy eye) / Strabismus (eye turns)
•Convergence Insufficiency
•Convergence Excess
However relief is possible once you have a proper diagnosis and treatment plan, according to Dr. Dominick Maino, Professor of Pediatrics/Binocular Vision, Illinois College of Optometry/Illinois Eye Institute.....

Comments: Ms. Suzanne Kantra, the author of the Techlicious blog and moderator for the recent Consumer Electronics Show program 3D Moms wrote this article using information from my CES presentation. Approximately 140,000 people attended the CES (and all were at my presentation...well, not really almost 200 folks showed up for the 3D Moms session). Click on the title to read more! DM

PediaStaff Newsletter on "3D Vision Syndrome: What Your Clients Should Know"

Watch for an article I wrote for the PediaStaff newsletter coming out this Friday. This company was founded in 2004 and is a nationwide, niche-oriented staffing company focusing on speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, related assistants, and school psychologists.

They also have a blog, newsletter and many other resources available for therapists. More on this at the end of the week. DM

Illinois Eye Institute Starts Eye Clinic at Chicago Public Schools

School-based clinic opens January 2011, is considered first of its kind

01.10.2011– CHICAGO – The Illinois Eye Institute (IEI) will provide vital vision care for as many as 10,000 underserved Chicago Public School students each school year at its new eye clinic at Princeton Elementary School on the South Side. The clinic will focus on underserved students who lack access to eye care.

The IEI clinic at CPS is part of Chicago Vision Outreach, a community-based program and the first known model to deliver eye care services year round within a school system.

“The Illinois Eye Institute has served tens of thousands of children and this program continues our tradition as a community safety net for the underserved by filling a crucial need,” said Sandra Block, OD, MEd, the Illinois College of Optometry professor who is directing the IEI clinic at CPS. “This new clinic marks an important step in bringing care closer to school-age children, some of whom haven’t even received the eye exam required to start school.”...

Comments: Read more about it by clicking the title above. DM