I’ve come across a pretty random assortment of links recently, on topics of vision therapy, cataracts, and a do-it-yourself iPhone app for vision testing.
- Questions for doctors – Stewart Snippets recently learned that her 2 year old son has lamellar cataracts. She wrote a wonderful list of questions for her son’s doctors. The questions are worth checking out and keeping in mind for doctor’s appointments, no matter what your child’s diagnosis.
- Red Eye Reflex – Jack’s Journey has a great post – with lots of pictures – about red eye reflex in photos, which can be a sign of cataracts (it can also be a sign of a really good camera with red eye reduction).
- Vision Therapy Video – This is a short video giving a concise explanation of vision therapy, with particularly good explanation of how visual problems can lead to difficulties with reading. If you’re looking for a quick introduction to VT, this is a good place to start. Via Bright Eyes News.
- Vision Testing App, iSight Test – There’s a new app available for the iPhone/iPad that allows you to assess visual acuity at home. The app was developed by ophthalmologists and a pediatric orthoptist. The app gives parents the ability to track their child’s visual acuity during amblyopia treatment in between eye doctor visits. Obviously, this app would not take the place of vision exams, but rather give parents a tool to use in between visits. Quick note, the app uses and was created by Kay pictures, which were developed in part by Hazel Kay, author of Hoppity Frog has Two Clever Eyes, and a pediatric orthoptist. Watch for a more detailed review of the app.