Emo-amblyopia controversy: Can Bieber fringe bang cut cause lazy eye?

Emosmile, courtesy Lockal. Click for info.

The emo-amblyopia controversy began when leading Australian Optometrist Andrew Hogan said, “If a young emo chap has a fringe covering one eye all the time, that eye won’t see a lot of detail…and if it happens from a young age, that eye can become amblyotic.”… Continue reading

Dry eye syndrome: where are my tears?

Water dropAbout 12 million Americans suffer from dry eye syndrome according to WebMD. If you, like me, are one of them, you know how uncomfortable this can be.

According to a WebMD report, “Tears are a combination of water, for moisture; oils, for lubrication; mucus, for even spreading; and antibodies and special proteins, for resistance to infection.”… Continue reading

Foundation promotes strabismus education, brain tumor awareness

Tiffany Johnson
Tiffany Johnson, Founder and CEO of "Your Eyes Are Your Heart, Inc."

What do you get when you cross a brain tumor fighter with strabismus? You get Your Eyes Are Your Heart founder and CEO, Tiffany Johnson. Tiffany grew up an only child in Brooklyn, New York. Even as… Continue reading

Adjust rear-view and power side mirrors to eliminate blind spots

Driver's side mirror
Driver's side mirror|courtesy Flicker:NguyenDai

Laura shared in our Eyes Apart Strabismus Support Group recently how adjusting rear-view and power side mirrors helps eliminate blind spots when driving. Laura gave me permission to share her item here. “I originally heard it on the radio once,” Laura

Do you care enough to take the challenge?

left outThrough the years, many have expressed struggles with social problems here on our Eyes Apart website as well as in our Eyes Apart Email Support Group. Newcomers tell us they thought they were the only one with these insecure social needs. It’s surprising the first time we discover that there are so many of us who struggle socially, isn’t it?

Yet not… Continue reading