There was just a great article written (that you can click here) portraying a multitude of facts and experimental diagnostic testing for #Autism by Karen Weintraub to try and speed up the official diagnosis. I know there is so much red tape in getting services approved, I'm just wondering if the reactionary nature of our society is causing us to find treatments and diagnosis rather than prevention. The article does a wonderful job explaining the problems in getting early intervention from the complexity of the disorder to the denial of caregivers, but I would like to see our society respond to Autism similar to some other epidemic problems we have faced. I've seen a number of theories and some compelling statistics, but it seems like prevention is taking a back seat in our culture. #AutismOptometrist
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Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk or talk yet. Over the first few months of life, their visual systems continue to progress, stimulated by their surroundings.
Babies will develop the ability to track objects, focus their eyes, and move them like a team. Their visual acuity will improve and they will gradually be able to see more colors. They will also form the neural connections that will allow them to process what they see, to understand and interact with the world around them.Healthy eyes and good vision are necessary for proper and timely progress; ocular or visual problems can lead to developmental delays.
So how do you know if your infant is developing normally? What can you do to ensure your baby's eye health and vision are on track? While infant eye problems are not common, here are some steps you can take to ensure your child's eyes are healthy.
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We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and while sure, it can be irritating, is a twitching eyelid ever something to be concerned about?
An eyelid twitch, also known as a myokymia, can affect the upper or lower lid and usually lasts for at least a few seconds and then may continue off and on for a few minutes. Usually unpredictable, twitching episodes can last several days and sometimes they may go away and then return weeks or months later.
Causes of Eyelid Twitching
Although they may be bothersome, most eyelid twitches are nothing to cause concern and usually resolve on their own. However, in some rare cases, they may be a sign of a more serious problem, especially if they are accompanied by other symptoms - we will discuss this further below.
Some known causes of eyelid twitches include: Fatigue or lack of sleepStressEye irritation or dry eyesMedicationsAlcohol or c…