Stacking building blocks, rolling a ball back and forth, coloring, drawing, cutting, or assembling lock-together toys all help improve important visual skills. They are developing the visually-guided eye-hand-body coordination, fine motor skills and visual perceptual abilities necessary to learn to read and write.
Steps taken at this age to help ensure vision is developing normally can provide a child with a good "head start" for school.
This is also the time when parents need to be alert for the presence of vision problems like crossed eyes or lazy eye. These conditions often develop at this age. Crossed eyes or strabismus involves one or both eyes turning inward or outward. Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, is a lack of clear vision in one eye, which can't be fully corrected with eyeglasses. Lazy eye often develops as a result of crossed eyes, but may occur without noticeable signs.
In addition, parents should watch their child for indication of any delays in development, which may signal the presence of a vision problem. Difficulty with recognition of colors, shapes, letters and numbers can occur if there is a vision problem.
Signs of Eye and Vision Problems
According to the American Public Health Association, about 10% of preschoolers have eye or vision problems. However, children this age generally will not voice complaints about their eyes.
Parents should watch for signs that may indicate a vision problem, including:
Sitting close to the TV or holding a book too close
Tilting their head
Frequently rubbing their eyes
Short attention span for the child's age
Turning of an eye in or out
Sensitivity to light
Difficulty with eye-hand-body coordination when playing ball or bike riding
Avoiding coloring activities, puzzles and other detailed activities
If you notice any of these signs in your preschooler, arrange for a visit with an eyecare professional. Your pediatrician can refer you to an eye doctor.
Commonly referred to as "lazy eye", amblyopia is a loss of vision in one or both eyes.
Amblyopia is caused by an abnormality which interferes with the normal use of the eyes and visual development. Commonly, amblyopia is caused by strabismus, a condition in which the eyes are misaligned. With strabismus, often referred to as "cross eyes", the eyes do not work together and one or both eyes turn in, out, up or down.
Amblyopia can also be caused by vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. When there is large difference in visual acuity between the eyes, both eyes do not have equal focusing ability. One eye is out of focus because of a stronger degree of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. Therefore, this weaker eye does not develop properly. The eye with the better visual ability does most or all of the visual work, allowing the other eye to become lazy or amblyopic.
More rarely, amblyopia is caused by an eye disease, such as cataracts, which interferes with proper visual development. In addition, amblyopia is inherited in many cases. Whatever the underlying cause amblyopia is the result of long standing suppression of one eye.
In normal vision, both eyes look at an object at the same time and each sends a picture to the brain. These two images are blended into one three-dimensional image. When one eye is weaker than the other, both eyes do not focus on one object at the same time. As a result, two different images are sent to the brain. The image sent by the stronger eye is clear, while the message sent by the weaker eye is blurry.
Since the brain is unable to blend the two images into one picture, a child quickly and unconsciously learns to ignore the image seen by the weaker eye. The normal eye takes over, while the weaker eye becomes lazy from lack of use. If the condition is left uncorrected, the weak eye will eventually develop amblyopia, or a loss of vision.
To correct amblyopia, the weak eye must be forced to work by patching the good eye or using drops to blur vision in the good eye. By impairing vision in the good eye, the weak eye is forced to work until vision in both eyes becomes equal.
Amblyopia must be treated as soon as possible if vision is to be restored. The results of treatment depend on the duration and severity of amblyopia and the age treatment is begun.
Early eye examinations are extremely important in the detection of amblyopia. Prompt treatment is required to restore good vision. If left undetected and untreated beyond early childhood, amblyopia has less chance of being corrected.
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Liposomes are microscopic molecules that have been used for years in cosmetic and drug delivery. According to published reports, liposomes sprayed on a clean closed eyelid migrate from eyelashes and the edges of the eyelid onto the tear film. Studies have found that this is an effective and comfortable method for increasing tear film stability.
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El estrabismo es un defecto de la vision que afecta la capacidad del ojo para coordinar movimientos al concentrarse en objetos. Como brindan dos vistas asimetricas, un par de ojos mal alineados ocasionan una percepción deficiente de la profundidad y si relacionan con trastornos como los ojos cruzados, la bizquera, el estatismo divergente y la heterotropa. Sin un tratamiento adecuado del estatismo, estas patologías pueden empeorar y ciertos aspectos de la vision podrían verse afectados permanentemente.
Sintomas del estrabismo
Los diferentes tipos de estrabismo generan diversos sintomas. Según el modo en el que el o los ojos mal alineados este orientados, las personas que sufren de este trastorno pueden tener inconvenientes para concentraras, en objetos o evaluar distancias, o pueden tener vision doble ir borrosa. Detectar los síntomas es el primer paso para determinar si resulta aconsejable someterse a un tratamiento del estatismo como, por ejemplo, la cirugía. Tal vez el síntoma mas evidente sean los ojos cruzados, o que en solo ojo se incline notoriamente hacia la izquierda, derecha, arriba o abajo y no puede coordinar los movimientos con el otro. La bizquera en niños también puede ser un signo de esta patología.
Tratamiento del estrabismo
Las opciones de tratamiento del estrabismo varian desde una simple corrección de la vision del niño con anteojos y una relativamente sencilla terapia de la vision hasta una compleja cirugía para el estrabismo. Generalmente, el estrabismo intermitente, por ejemplo, puede controlarse muy bien con parches oculares, anteojos especiales y terapia de la vision. Con el tiempo, dicho tratamiento básico suele permitir que el cerebro retome el control de los movimientos oculares y, en consecuencia, no se requiere de cirugía. En el caso del estrabismo constante en niños, es posible que se recomiende la opción quirúrgica; sin embargo, como no se puede garantizar que realmente mejorara la vision, se la suele considerar un ultimo recurso.
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