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Vision and Eye Health

Special Olympics

July 3, 2016 by Dima May

Advanced Family Vision Care is glad to have been a part of the Special Olympics event this year held on June 11, 2016 at Towson University. Dr. May, Michelle, Kendra, and Karrie, along with the rest of the volunteers, provided vision screenings for hundreds of Special Olympics Athletes.  

These screenings included visual acuity testing, binocular vision testing, glaucoma screening, refraction, and eye health. Any athletes who needed glasses were fitted into frames that will be filled with the prescription that was determined for them at the screening.

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Success Stories from around the World

September 27, 2015 by Dima May

We are proud and excited to announce that Dr. Michelle May is a contributing author to ‘Vision Therapy:  Success Stories from around the World’ Volume 1. A huge thank you to Doctors Marc Taub, Pamela Schnell and Optometric Extension Program (OEP) for making it possible!!

You can find a chapter written by Dr. May on page 114 – “Constant Alternating Exotropia Secondary to Traumatic Brain Injury”. The book was distributed to all OEP Foundation members.

Past President of the College of Optometrist in Vision Development (COVD) Dr. Robert Sanet comments that “This book should be read by every faculty member teaching at an optometric institution, every optometry school student, and every practicing optometrist. Reading the book will make them proud of our profession and proud to be an optometrist”

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Happy Birthday

September 20, 2015 by Michelle May

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Advanced Family Vision Care! September 15th marks our first anniversary of being in business. Thank you to all of the family, friends, and wonderful patients who have made our first year a great success!

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Back to School Fair

August 29, 2015 by Dima May

Dr. May and Advanced Family Vision Care were glad to offer FREE eye screenings at the Back to School Fair @ The Village at Waugh Chapel Community Center. This yearly community event is organized by The West County Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the start of the school year with giveaways, entertainment & health screenings. This is a wonderful and FREE event serving Odenton/Gambrills and its surrounding communities!

These pre-school vision screenings are crucial because 75% to 90% of everything a child learns comes through the visual system. Vision goes far beyond simply being able to see 20/20, please visit our Vision and Learning page to learn more.

So what is a vision screening?  Vision screenings are a resourceful and quick method to check for visual impairment and eye conditions. Dr. May utilized auto-refraction to screen children for visual acuity; this high-tech piece of equipment tests for refractive errors including nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. In addition, Dr. May also performed color testing and a cover test which detects misalignment of the eyes.  

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April 5, 2015 by Dima May

Did you know as many as 50% of those with neurological injury will suffer from changes in the visual system, and that many are undiagnosed?

The Brain Injury Association of Maryland (BIAMD) is a wonderful organization whose mission is to prevent and help treat Brain Injury. BIAMD hosts an annual conference where experts speak about treatment and prevention of traumatic brain injury. This year Dr. May had the privilege of speaking about the importance of examination and treatment of vision after neurological trauma in her presentation:

 Visual Development & Rehabilitation Following Traumatic or Acquired Brain Injury

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