As far as I am concerned, the coolest thing a kid can be spotted with is a book. It doesn’t really matter if it is Harry Potter or my daughter’s current favorite, “Llama Llama Red Pajama.”
Now that we have the new kid’s area, we need to fill our kid’s library! What books are popular for kids 12 and under right now? If two of your children saw a stack of books, which one would they fight over?
Please submit a comment, tweet @brightetestampa, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions, so we can have the best stocked kids library in Westchase!
According to Dr. S. Barry Eiden the trial will also investigate why these special lenses may be effective in slowing myopia.
“Current thinking suggests that these CRT lenses flatten the cornea but other evidence suggests that these lenses may influence the growth in eyeball length (termed axial length). A major contributor to progressive nearsightedness is axial length elongation. Corneal reshaping may actually result in decreased axial length growth. The exact mechanism by which this happens is still being investigated” said Dr. Eiden.
“The results of the SMART Study so far are very exciting,” said Dr. Davis. “The outcomes of this study may revolutionize how we manage young nearsighted patients from this point forward”.
It should also be noted that the SMART study is building on additional recent studies that have also found that Orthokeratology has been successful in slowly the progression of myopia.
To find orthokeratology doctors in Tampa and elsewhere: go to the Orthokeratology Academy of America. If you are curious, feel free to call or come in for our no-cost consultation to determine if you are candidate.
I was scanning the web the other day doing some research on orthokeratology and I found this video. It was made by my friend and colleague, Richard Anderson, O.D., of Camarillo Optometry. No, he isn’t from Tampa Bay, but he is an exceptionally cool guy.
You may not have heard about orthokeratology (PCR Ortho K) before. It is a method that uses contact lenses worn at night to eliminate the need for glasses or contacts during the day. You can find out much more at the Orthokeratology Academy of America.
If you have an interest in Ortho K or have family members that are candidates, I encourage you to watch Dr. Andesron’s video. It is highly explanatory and shows what patients experience.
If you have questions about whether or not PCR Orthokeratology is right for you, call our office or send an email to email@example.com.
Have you ever wanted to attend a Tweetup? Maybe you’ve read about it, but weren’t sure what it was all about. Well here is you chance. A Tweetup, is basically just a chance for people who use Twitter to get a chance to mix and mingle in person.
The Westchase Tweetup will be July 18, 2009. We’ll have wine-tasting, Italian food, and cool people. If you want to check out the details and RSVP, the link is here.
This is a blog for Bright Eyes Family Vision Care, an Optometric practice in Tampa, FL that is owned by Nathan Bonilla-Warford, O.D., F.A.A.O. Most of my patients know that I like to share information. This will be an additional way for me to share news about events and changes at Bright Eyes and discuss new developments about vision care. I like feedback, so feel free to leave comments!