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Evaluating Reading Abilities of Children

Evaluating Reading Abilities of Children

Season 1, Episode 9 Doctors of Optometry - Evaluating Reading Abilities of ChildrenNebraska schools have new measures of students’ reading abilities. Dr. Cory Epler, academic officer for the Nebraska Department of Education, discusses what parents and educators should...

Helping Children See: ‘Light Bulb Moments’

Helping Children See: ‘Light Bulb Moments’

Season 1, Episode 9 Doctors of Optometry - Helping Children See: ‘Light bulb Moments’Adults often don’t know when a child can’t see. In this episode, Dr. Kristin Reed and Neil Powell share the work of the NE Foundation for Children’s Vision in helping to create ‘light...

The Role of School Vision Screenings

The Role of School Vision Screenings

Season 1, Episode 8 Doctors of Optometry - The Role of School Vision ScreeningsSchool vision screenings are a component of comprehensive vision care for children, not a substitute.  Kay Duncan, RN, a Lincoln Public Schools nurse, discusses the role of vision...

Why Children Need More Than 20/20 Vision in Order to Learn

Why Children Need More Than 20/20 Vision in Order to Learn

Season 1, Episode 7 Doctors of Optometry - Why Children Need More Than 20/20 Vision in Order to LearnEven children with ‘normal’ vision can be adversely impacted by limitations in “visual efficiency.” Dr. Vicky Vandervort, an optometrist specializing in developmental...

Seeing to Win: The Impact Your Vision Has on Sports

Seeing to Win: The Impact Your Vision Has on Sports

Season 1, Episode 6 Doctors of Optometry - Seeing to Win: The Impact Your Vision Has on Sports Most sports require specific vision skills, and training those vision skills can improve performance. Dr. Will Ferguson discusses with Dr. Bateman how vision skills and eye...

Your Eyes: A Window to Your Overall Health

Your Eyes: A Window to Your Overall Health

Season 1, Episode 5 Doctors of Optometry - Your Eyes: A Window to Your Overall Health A discussion about the role that eyecare plays in overall health care and patient wellness. Family physician Dr. Brandon Webb explains how medical data gained from eye exams helps...

Managing the Risks of Nearsightedness

Managing the Risks of Nearsightedness

Season 1, Episode 4 Doctors of Optometry - Managing the Risks of Nearsightedness A discussion about the increasing prevalence of myopia in today’s society and the implications for patients. Myopia today is considered an eye disease, not just a vision condition....

Learning and Seeing in the Classroom

Learning and Seeing in the Classroom

Season 1, Episode 3 Doctors of Optometry - Learning and Seeing in the ClassroomDr. Jackie Nielsen, assistant superintendent of Beatrice Public Schools. Dr. Nielsen is the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Professional Development. Earlier this month,...

Eating for Your Eyes

Eating for Your Eyes

Season 1, Episode 2 Doctors of Optometry - Eating for Your EyesCan an unhealthy diet increase your risk of vision problems? And what about the age-old myth that eating carrots can help improve your eyesight? On this episode, Dr. Bateman discusses the importance of...

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