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To report parents’ awareness and perception of eye diseases in their children.
Thirty-five parents and 16 eye care practitioners either participated in in-depth interviews or focus group discussions. Data on parents’ awareness and perception were collected using interview guides with unstructured questions. Data were transcribed, familiarized, and coded, and themes were generated. Redundancy was considered as the end point of data collection.
The study results conveyed that parents were aware of common eye problems like refractive error, squint, and cataract, except for amblyopia, in their children. The causative factors for ocular diseases were not well understood by parents. The parents’ perception was that eye problems can be treated with food, such as eggs or carrots, and exercises. Most of the parents perceived squint as a sign of good luck and spectacle correction as a social stigma.
One of the prerequisites of health-seeking behavior is knowledge of disease and their symptoms, which seems to be lacking in parents of children. The findings of this study suggest that programs to increase awareness of the causative factors, spectacle wearing, and on the harmful effects of squint should be conducted.
Vision therapy is well worth the response, time and effort. Our Son had a hard time focusing and writing neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time if previously took. His abilities to focus improved greatly and so did his handwriting.
Also, he was better at listening. As a parent, we wanted learning to be fun for our Son, and vision therapy made this possible.
Vision Therapy is well worth the expense, time and effort. Our son had a hard time focusing handwriting neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time it previously took his abilities to focus and improved greatly and so did his handwriting.
Also, he was better at listening. As a parent you wanted learning to be fun for our son and vision therapy made this possible.
Vision Therapy has given or son the tools he needs to be able to scan and read the written word more effectively and efficiently.
He love working with John and these working sessions give him the motivation to gladly work on his homework assignments.
It amazed us to see the difference in the tracking of his eyes and along a line of it's from the beginning to the end of the treatment.
Dr. McBryar , Kristen and John are all marvelous and we would recommend them to anyone I only wish that we would have found them sooner!
Prior to coming to the institute for vision development my son complained of daily headaches. Therapy has eliminated his headaches completely. I love knowing my son is able to learn pain-free for the rest of his life because of the work that has been done over just a few weeks in this office. He he absolutely loved coming that didn't even feel like going to a doctor or therapy. We are grateful for the relief he was able to find by coming here.
Seems much less frustrated with life
Reads non-stop and fast
Spelling abilities have been hugely improved
Seems much more confident
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