Saturday, October 23, 2010

Jaundice at birth may be linked to autism

... Babies diagnosed with jaundice may be more likely to later receive a diagnosis of autism,....Environmental exposures prior to, during and shortly after birth are emerging as important risk factors for the development of autism, in addition to genetic factors....Jaundice is a common condition among newborns that results when the yellow pigment found in bile, called bilirubin, accumulates faster than the immature liver can process it. More than half of babies born full-term have some of the characteristic yellowing of the skin and eyes, but it usually resolves itself and is rarely harmful....

Compound in celery, peppers reduces age-related memory deficits

....A diet rich in the plant compound luteolin reduces age-related inflammation in the brain and related memory deficits by directly inhibiting the release of inflammatory molecules in the brain....Luteolin (LOOT-ee-oh-lin) is found in many plants, including carrots, peppers, celery, olive oil, peppermint, rosemary and chamomile.....

New Clinical Test of Amblyopia for Infants and Toddlers

Information from the American Academy of Optometry:

Amblyopia is considered a visual cortex anomaly. Vernier acuity tasks, which depend on intact visual cortex, are candidates for screening amblyopia. The authors developed vernier acuity cards specifically for infants and toddlers and evaluated their screening validity by testing children old enough to complete optotype acuity testing. The result? Their vernier acuity cards gave good sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy as a tool to detect amblyopia in young children.

Most Ophthalmologists Not Relying On Evidence-Based Treatment Guidelines For Uveitis.

From AOA First Look:

Most Ophthalmologists Not Relying On Evidence-Based Treatment Guidelines For Uveitis.
MedPage Today (10/21, Gever) reported that, according to research presented at an ophthalmology meeting, "most ophthalmologists do not rely on evidence-based treatment guidelines for uveitis and, perhaps as a result, their practice patterns often deviated substantially from the recommendations." For example, "the average respondent reported more intense use of systemic corticosteroids than the guidelines call for, and immunomodulator drugs were underused." What's more, "75% of the respondents said they either did not use or were unaware of guidelines issued by two expert groups in 2000 and 2005."

Changing How the Body Receives Medicine

...Just when we think we have administering medications down to a science, .... Researchers at Queen’s University have discovered how molecules in glass or plastic are able to move when exposed to light from a laser. This method could one day be used to facilitate medicinal drug distribution by allowing doctors to control the rate and amount at which the drugs are given. The drugs would be held in a solid plastic container, and released through the body when exposed to light. ...

Comments: Always click on the title above for the complete article. DM

Friday, October 22, 2010

Vision clinic opens for underserved Latinos

A Chicago Tribune story about the Illinois Eye Institute/Illinois College of Optometry.

Illinois Eye Institute hopes Pilsen center will catch eye diseases, underlying conditions in time to treat them

....When Jose Santiago was diagnosed with diabetes recently, his doctor at Alivio Medical Center in Pilsen advised him to get his eyes examined. In the past, the uninsured resident would likely have to go to Cook County Hospital to see an optometrist.

"Sometimes we had to wait for six months to a year to get an appointment for our patients," said Alivio medical director Abdul Hafeez Bhurgri. "By this time, the patient could be blind."

Only 5 percent of Chicago's eye-care providers accept patients like Santiago or those on Medicaid, which is one reason the Illinois Eye Institute started its Chicago Vision Outreach program. Launched in September, at Alivio, the program will expand in November to the Erie Family Health Center in Humboldt Park and later to select centers in the Access Community Health Network.

The program provides eye care to people who need it most and are least likely to receive it, said Leonard Messner, executive director of the Illinois Eye Institute. Many of the patients in areas targeted by the program have not seen a regular doctor in years and have underlying medical issues or undiagnosed conditions such as glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy.

"They have sick bodies attached to their sick eyes," said Messner.....

....Glaucoma, a disease that attacks the optic nerve, accounts for 9 to 12 percent of all cases of blindness in the U.S., according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation. Referred to as the "silent thief of sight," there are no symptoms and once it strikes the damage is irrecoverable.

...."If you see a doctor early and get treated early, the effects can be greatly reduced," said Sarah Hecker, a spokeswoman for Prevent Blindness America, a nonprofit advocacy group. Medical professionals recommend that patients with diabetes have an eye exam every year. (For adults without diabetes, an eye exam every two years is fine.)

....The vision outreach clinic at Alivio is staffed by optometrists and third- and fourth-year students from the Illinois College of Optometry. All speak Spanish.

"We like to look at it as being a benefit on both sides. In addition to having the manpower available to see the patients, we know that the benefit to our students is immense," said Messner.

A network of private donors have given $350,000 to get Chicago Vision Outreach off the ground and allows it to be free initially. But there may eventually need to be a fee to keep the program running, officials say.

"We have to make sure the program is sustainable," said Carmen Velasquez, executive director of Alivio. The medical center typically charges patients on a sliding scale with appointments often as low as $20.

...."Convenience is important (to her)," said her nephew. "She likes the way she's treated here. It's comfortable."....

Comments: Read the full story by clicking on the title above. DM

Refractive error in American Indians/Alaskan Natives

....Visual impairment from undercorrected refractive error is common in American Indian/Alaskan Natives. Providing eyeglasses results in a large, significant increase in vision-related quality of life.....

Nystagmus in Infancy and Childhood: Characteristics and Evidence for Treatment

...The review of treatments revealed 18 papers on surgical or pharmacological interventions and six papers describing other interventions. There is only one randomized controlled trial, with all the other studies being uncontrolled trials/case series....

Protect Your Memory With Vitamin B12

....Alzheimer’s disease is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States. This progressive and fatal brain disease destroys brain cells, causing memory loss and problems with thinking and behavior. Currently there is no cure, but a recent study reveals that vitamin B12 may be effective in reducing the risk of memory lost. ...

Younger Brains Are Easier to Rewire -- Brain Regions Can Switch Functions

....A new paper from MIT neuroscientists, in collaboration with Alvaro Pascual-Leone at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, offers evidence that it is easier to rewire the brain early in life. The researchers found that a small part of the brain's visual cortex that processes motion became reorganized only in the brains of subjects who had been born blind, not those who became blind later in life.....

Taking Another ‘Step’ Towards Reversing Cognitive Deficits

.....Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and fatal brain disease that nearly 5.3 million people are living with today. It causes memory loss and problems with thinking and behavior. Lowering the levels of STtriatal-Enriched tyrosine Phosphatase (STEP), a protein involved in regulating learning and memory, helps tremendously in reversing cognitive deficits in mice with Alzheimer’s disease. The study not only showed that it could be effective in helping Alzheimer’s patients, but also aid in many other disorders. ....

To All ICO Alumni: You are Invited! You are cordially invited to attend the Illinois College of Optometry Alumni Reception hosted by ICO President

To All ICO Alumni: You are Invited!

You are cordially invited to attend the Illinois College of Optometry Alumni Reception hosted by ICO President Dr. Arol Augsburger at the AAO in San Francisco. The reception will be held at San Francisco's InterContinental Hotel, Friday, November 19th, in the Grand Ballroom B, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. If you are planning to attend Academy this year, this is a great opportunity for you to enjoy a social event specifically for graduates of your Alma Mater.

Join us for complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages during this business-casual gathering. We encourage you to invite your fellow alumni and prospective students to this event as well.

Thanks and hope to see you there!

Connie M. Scavuzzo, M.A.
Director of Alumni Development
Illinois College of Optometry
3241 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
ph 312-949-7080
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dr. Mitchell Scheiman to Speak at the Jeffrey and Joyce Myers Lecture Series

The College will host the second annual Jeffrey and Joyce Myers Lecture Series on Wednesday, October 27 at 5:15 PM in the Cartoon Room at the new Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University. ...This year’s featured speaker is Mitchell M. Scheiman, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD. Dr. Scheiman serves as Chief of the Pediatric & Binocular Vision Service and Professor of Optometry at The Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. ....His presentation, The Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial: "The Rest of the Story," is designed to discuss the challenges and lessons learned, both clinical and political, from the initial planning stages through the publication of the primary outcome manuscript.

Comments: Dr. Scheiman was the Dr. & Mrs. Dominick M. Maino Visiting Professor last year at the Illinois College of Optometry. He was "awesome" as he always is!!! If you are in Columbus on the 27th do not miss this presentation. Click on title above to learn more. DM

More About Reading: Improvements Following Vision Therapy

...The Visagraph Eye Movement System (Visagraph) records and analyzes a student’s eye movements while reading. The analysis provides grade level equivalents for various measurements such as fixations and regressions per 100 words and reading speed in words per minute. The Visagraph provides objective information which typically correlates with a student’s subjective symptoms, such as loss of place when reading, skipping lines and poor reading comprehension. The optometric diagnosis is usually “oculomotor dysfunction.” Recent research by Dr. Barry Tannen and student Noah Tannen evaluated the impact of vision therapy on Visagraph measurements and symptoms in patient’s diagnosed with oculomotor dysfunction.....

Comments: Read all about this research by clicking on the title above. Dr. Rochelle Mozlin will tell you all about it! DM

Epidemic of poor ROP care

....Hospitals with insufficient resources, ophthalmologists who refuse to perform neonatal screening or treatment because of malpractice fears, and parents who fail to follow through on recommended care all share blame for what Drenser called "an epidemic of poor ROP care."...

Comments: ....the American Academy of Ophthalmology and their members should support such programs like the American Optometric Association's InfantSee public health initiative. Click on title above to view video. DM

AAO: Poor ROP Care Termed 'Epidemic'

....Although most preterm babies with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) can have their sight saved if the condition is detected and treated promptly, that fails to happen in far too many cases...

iPad functionality just what doctor ordered

....Emergency room doctors are using them to order lab tests and medication. Plastic surgeons are using them to show patients what they might look like after surgery. And medical residents are using them as a quick reference to look up drug interactions and medical conditions.

Since Apple's iPad hit the market in April, doctors at Chicago area hospitals are increasingly using the hot-selling tablet as a clinical tool.....

Chest Compression-Only CPR Improves Survival in Cardiac Arrest Patients

....Heart attack patients whose hearts have stopped beating and who receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from bystanders fare better if their resuscitators skip the rescue breaths and do only chest compression, according to a study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis....

Neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration: are there critical stages for nutritional intervention?

....Rather than being an inevitable consequence of age, cognitive decline can occur with marked variation among individuals. In this context, nutrition is one factor that is believed to be influential. When considering the potential role of diet, two factors need to be considered. First, cognitive or brain reserve is said to decrease the incidence of dementia; that is, it has been suggested that those with larger brains and better intellectual functioning have a greater capacity to resist the effects of the biological changes that define dementia. ....Second, shrinkage of the brain begins in young adulthood, suggesting that any insidious influence of diet will take place from that time onward over a period of many decades. The marked decline in the weight of the brain associated with advanced dementia suggests it will be easier to slow that decline than to repair the brain. .....

Comments: OK feed me brain food!! Full article is available by clicking on title BOVE. DM
.....A new US study found that walking six to nine miles a week may preserve brain size and consequently stop memory deteriorating in later life.....

Brain Imaging Reveals How We Learn From Our Competitors

....Learning from competitors is a critically important form of learning for animals and humans. A new study has used brain imaging to reveal how people and animals learn from failure and success....

Pioneering Brain-Computer Interface Technology

....Efforts to advance technology to help people who have lost communication and movement abilities are getting support from an Arizona Biomedical Research Commission grant for a project combining resources and expertise at Arizona State University and the Children's Neuroscience Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital. ....

Personal Genetic Profiling Services Lack Evidence For Claims

.....Direct-to-consumer personal genetic profiling services that claim to predict people's health risks by analysing their DNA are often inconclusive and companies that sell them should provide better information about the evidence on which the results are based, says the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, in a new report on the ethics of so-called personalised healthcare services. ...

Diagnosing Autism With MRI Is One Step Closer

.....In a study published on Oct. 15, 2010 in Cerebral Cortex online, researchers led by neuroradiologist Jeffery S. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., U of U assistant professor of radiology, used MRI to identify areas where the left and right hemispheres of the brains of people with autism do not properly communicate with one another. Those areas are in "hot spots" associated with functions such as motor skills, attention, facial recognition, and social functioning behaviors that are abnormal in autism. MRI's of people without the disorder did not show the same deficits....

Study Links Immune Protein To Abnormal Brain Development insights into factors contributing to human neurological disorders like schizophrenia and autism.....were noted when.....researchers studied a protein called major histocompatibility complex, or MHC. The protein plays a dual role in the body: It helps the immune system to identify infected cells, and it enables neurons to make the right connections with each other in the brain......

Surgery in Infants and Young Children Heightens Neurodevelopmental Risk, Study Finds

....When children undergo anesthesia during surgery, the long-term effects that anesthetics have on the developing brain is relatively unknown. A study presented at this year's American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting assesses the association between exposure to anesthesia in children 3 years old and younger and their risk for developmental and behavioral disorders.......

Comments: So maybe having strabismus surgery early is not such a great idea after all..... especially when you know that the outcomes from surgery can vary and that the long term outcomes may not be any better either. I would suggest that you consider not surgical intervention first....improve all the components of vision (oculomotor, handeye, accommodation, fusion...if possible) before surgery. Let the child's brain develop....without the potential problems that may be associated with anesthesia. DM

Early hearing screening improves child development

...Screening for hearing problems within the first weeks of life benefits children, especially when interventions quickly follow the detection of any impairments...

Comments: I am not sure who does early hearing screening, but for a no-cost evaluation of you infant's vision (6-12 months) go to to day! DM

ICO Research Symposium Friday Oct 29th 2010

Illinois College of Optometry Research Symposium will feature presentations given at ARVO, AAO, AOA, ICBO, South Africa, ISER, GSLS and more! If you are interested in any of these presentations please contact the authors directly.

ARVO 2010

1. Eye Movements and their Relationship to Birth Order
Christine L. Allison, O.D., F.A.A.O., F.C.O.V.D. • Darrell Schlange, O.D., F.A.A.O.

2. Effect of Test Distance and Visual Acuity With Induced Myopia
Lindsay Sicks • Sandra S. Block • Amanda Keller

3. The Effect of Pupil Size on Perceived Brightness with Yellow Tinted Lenses
F.T. Collison B.S.E. • M. Huynh B.S. • S. Kelly Ph.D.

4. Pupil Parameter Quantification in Pigment Dispersion Syndrome Using Near Infrared Iris Photography
Daniel K. Roberts, O.D., M.S. • Yongyi Yang, Ph.D. • Ana Lukic, Ph.D.
Jacob T. Wilensky, M.D. • Miles N. Wernick, Ph.D.

5. Comparison of Systemic and Visual Findings in African Americans in Rural and Urban Settings
Kent M. Daum, O.D., Ph.D. • Janis E. Winters, O.D.

6. The Prevalence of Usual-Corrected Binocular Distance Visual Acuity among Illinois Lifeguards
Geoffrey W. Goodfellow, O.D. • Barry L. Seiller, M.D.

7. Geometric Variables May Cause Errors in Distance Perception
S. Kelly • K. Goodman • T. Makoni • C. Misener • A. Yeh, • Y. Pang

8. Effect of Peer Pressure on the Use of Low Vision Devices in Visually Impaired Children and Teens
Natalka A. Manastersky, O.D. • Walter M. Jay, M.D.

9. A Prospective Pilot Study of Treatment Outcomes for Amblyopia Associated with Myopic Anisometropia
Yi Pang • Christine Allison • Geoffrey Goodfellow • Sandra S. Block • Kelly A. Frantz

10. History vs. Clinical Findings Relating to Hypertension and Glaucoma Diagnosis Among African Americans in Rural and Urban Settings
Janis E. Winters, O.D. • Kent M. Daum, O.D., Ph.D.

11. Comparison of Stand-Mounted to Free Space Closed Circuit Television Devices for the Visually Impaired
V. Yevseyenkov • L. Gerlach • W.M. Jay

12. Increase in Lens Thickness as Measured by A-Scan Ultrasonography in an Older African-American Population
E.A. Knighton1, R.K. Zoltoski1A, D.K. Roberts1B, J.T. Wilensky2, J.R. Kuszak3

13. Correlation of Lens Anterior Star Suture Changes to an Accommodative Response
R.K. Zoltoski1, E. Wyles1, J.R. Kuszak2. 1Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL; 2Ophthalmology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.

AOA 2010

14. Introduction to the Penlight Red/Green Procedure to Screen for Convergence Insufficiency (CI)
Leonard J. Press, OD, FCOVD, FAAO, Chair • Sandra S. Block, OD, M Ed, FAAO, FCOVD • William T. Reynolds, OD, FAAO • Gary J. Williams, OD, FCOVD • Glen T. Steele, OD, FCOVD, Consultant • Mary Beth Rhomberg, OD, AOA Staff

15. Management of Congenital Corneal Scars in a Child
Ben Leishman, OD • Zanna Kruoch, OD

16. Technology Applications in Near Total Vision Impairment Associated with Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
Natalka A. Manastersky, O.D. • Vladimir Yevseyenkov, O.D.

ICBO 2010

17. Unilateral Optic Nerve Hypoplasia and Vision Loss in Childhood
Christine Allison, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD and Rachael Beatty, O.D.

18. A Gun Shot to the Head: Oculo-Visual & Perceptual Anomalies
D. Maino, D. Schlange, R. Donati, C. Bakouris, M. Nikoniuk

South Africa 2010

19. Enhancing Pediatric Eye Care Through Community Partnerships
Scharre, Janice OD MA, • Kattouf, Valerie OD, Project Director, • Allen, Megan OD, •
Tahir, Shmaila OD • McMahon, Janice OD • Lorenzana, Ingrid OD, • Govekar, Colleen OD

ISER 2010

20. Factors Influencing Visual Acuity in Anisometropic Amblyopia
Yi Pang1; Jamie Ho2; Mai Luu2
1Illinois College of Optometry • 2New England College of Optometry

21. Changes in higher order aberrations of with accommodation.
R.K. Zoltoski1, J.S. Harthan2, N.R. Hodur2, J.R. Kuszak3
1,2Illinois College of Optometry, 3Rush University

AAO 2010

22. Unilateral Optic Nerve Hypoplasia with Relative Amblyopia Secondary to Anisometropia
Kelly A. Frantz, OD, Yi Pang, OD, PhD

23. Sports Vision Screening of AAU Junior Olympic Athletes: A Ten Year Follow-Up
Stephen A. Beckerman, OD, FAAO, Rachael M. Beatty, OD

24. Correlation between macular volume and macular pigment density using Optical Coherence Tomography
Gary G. Gunderson O.D., M.S., FAAO, Susan Kelly Ph.D.

25. Maximizing visual acuity in athletes via hybrid and semi-scleral lenses
J Harthan OD, FAAO, S Beckerman OD, FAAO

26. High Definition OCT (HD-OCT) Characteristics in Chronic Solar Maculopathy
Stephanie Klemencic, O.D., F.A.A.O., Snehali Upadhyay, O.D.

27. Correction of Higher Order Aberrations in a Radial Keratotomy Patient
Zanna Kruoch, O.D.

28. Trisomy 8, Turner’s Syndrome and Triple X: A Case Report
Dominick M. Maino,OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD; Alicia Feis, OD

29. The 3 D Vision Syndrome: A Case Report
Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A

30. Incidence of Ocular Surface Disease Pre- and Post- Glaucoma Therapy
Dominick Opitz, O.D., FAAO, Jessica Dennis, Jaclyn Saltee, Craig Keller

31. Efficacy of Azithromycin 1% Ophthalmic Solution for Treatment of Ocular Surface Disease from Posterior Blepharitis
Dominick L. Opitz, O.D., F.A.A.O., Keith Tyler, O.D., F.A.A.O.

32. Vision Therapy Management for Dissociated Horizontal Deviation
Yi Pang, PhD, OD, Kelly A. Frantz, OD, Darrell Schlange, OD

33. The prevalence of corneal hydrops in a keratoconic population
R E Reeder OD, J Beyer BS, J S Harthan OD, J D Horst OD

34. An unusual corneal presentation associated with acquired porphyria
R E Reeder OD, J S Harthan OD

35. Ocular Surface Disease and Convergence Insufficiency: Overlap of Symptoms
Bruce A. Teitelbaum OD FAAO, Yi Pang PhD, OD FAAO, Joseph Krall OD FAAO,
Jeff Krall OD

36. Persistent Fetal Vasculature: Surgical Co-management With Optical Coherence Tomography
Chirstopher Diehl • Bruce A. Teitelbaum OD, FAAO

37. Perceptions of Ocular Disease in a Low-Income Uninsured Adult Population from Cook County, IL: Experience of the Vision of Hope Health Alliance
Janis E. Winters O.D., FAAO

38. Macular Pigment Levels in African American Subjects with and without Early Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A Case Series
Elizabeth Wyles OD FAAO, Robert Donati PhD, Jennifer Burton, Chad Schirner

39. Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes Vision Program
Sandra S. Block, OD, M Ed, FAAO1,2, FCOVD, Susan Danberg, OD, FCOVD2,
Paul Berman, OD, FAAO2, David Evangelista2

40. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome With Uveitis and IOP Spike Associated With Durezol™ (difuprednate emulsion)
Michael A. Chaglasian,OD , Leonard Messner, OD

41. Semi-Scleral Lenses Used to Correct Nineteen Diopters of With the Rule Astigmatism Previously Diagnosed as Refractive Amblyopia
Jennifer Harthan OD, FAAO, Elizabeth Wyles OD, FAAO

42. Evaluation of Body Mass Index, Diabetes, Hypertension, and Smoking in Subjects with the Long Anterior Zonule Trait
Authors: 1,2,3Daniel K. Roberts, O.D., Ph.D., 4Radha Ayyagari, Ph.D., 2Bridget McCarthy, Ph.D., 3Jacob Wilensky, M.D., 2Faye Davis, Ph.D.

GSLS 2010

43. Customizing Peripheral Lens Designs to Enhance Patient Success.
Renee Reeder O.D.

44. Rehabilitating a Patient with Congenital Corneal Anesthesia using the Jupiter Lens.
Renee Reeder, O.D., B. Turner

45. The Revitalization of the Piggyback.
Jennifer Harthan, O.D., Renee Reeder O.D.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Preventive Measures Every Mom and Dad Should Know

Several tid bits of info are given here....the bottom line is to have your little one participate in an InfantSee no-cost evaluation between 6-12 months of age. Go to today! DM

Ill. optometrists transform eye care for Chicago’s neediest residents

News from the AOA notes that:

The Illinois Eye Institute (IEI) launched Chicago Vision Outreach, a pilot initiative that will improve eye care for patients in desperate need, just a few months ago. The program connects optometrists to underserved patients who suffer from vision and eye care problems often caused by chronic illnesses such as diabetes.

This community-focused initiative, which will dramatically increase accessibility to eye care to many Chicago residents, is supported by a total of $350,000 in private grants.

“We identified thousands of underserved patients who desperately need eye care in Chicago,” said Leonard Messner, O.D., executive director of the Illinois Eye Institute (IEI). “This initiative brings eye care directly to people suffering most, and who are least likely to receive it.” ....

Comments: Read more by clicking the title above! DM

Eye Exercises Boost Fine Depth Perception

....A new study says a push-pull training method is a good way to correct a condition called sensory eye dominance, in which an imbalance between the vision strength of the eyes impairs fine depth perception.

This method -- which involves making the weaker eye work while the stronger eye is suppressed -- could be especially important for people who depend on fine depth perception for their work, such as dentists, surgeons, machinists and athletes.....

Goto;=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5;=da86a23dc8b09efa3a124a53892ef5a5 for the abstract.

Comments: Optometric vision therapy already does this....this is not new. Optometrists for decades have been improving their patients' vision. DM

Back to Moms Everyday - Topeka, KS blog reported that:

Millions Unable to See in 3-D, Doctors say Vision Therapy Could Help Lincoln

Movies including “Avatar” and “Alice in Wonderland” have already left their impression on the 3-D screen and new movies using the technology are making their way into theaters across the country. Meanwhile, ESPN and the Discovery Channel are preparing to broadcast in 3-D. This new technology is catching the eyes of fans nationwide, but some people may not be able to enjoy the 3-D experience because of vision problems. ...