And, indeed, the researchers found that a turtle pulls its eyes in different directions when its head is out of its shell compared to when its head is retracted deep within its shell. Because the pond turtle can pull its head entirely into its shell, resulting in an obstructed field of vision, it appears that this turtle has developed a way to compensate and direct its eyes forward to best examine its environment. Moreover, the superior oblique muscle may play a role in this behavior as its direction of pull is more like that of a front-eyed animal than that of animals with eyes on the side of their heads. Eye movements are related to the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR), a reflex whose brain pathways are also studied by Ariel. The VOR allows your eyes to adjust their position when you move your head.
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Honored Budd Lake eye doctor urges infant exams

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Dentistry has done a great job in educating the public for routine exams every six months, said Siegel who owns and practices at Vision Source of Mount Olive, located at 135 Route 46 East, Paramount Plaza, in Budd Lake. We are doing our best to educate the public to make parents aware of the need for early eye exams. Siegel said childrens vision problems often go undetected and result in poor grades in school and even exacerbate learning disabilities. Learning starts with vision, Siegel said. The persistent increasing use of computers by adults and children also has paralleled an increase in eye strain. In addition, excessive close-up work on computers can cause near sightedness and possibly glaucoma. Siegel said adequate lighting is vital as is an anti-glare lens on the computer monitor. Children and adults also should take regular breaks from the computer. Get up and away at least every couple of hours, Siegel said.
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Transitions Optical And Country Music Artist Darius Rucker Strike The Right Chord By Helping Children Experience Healthy, Enhanced Vision

“Research shows that 80 percent of learning is visual,” said Brian Hauser, general manager, U.S. and Canada, Transitions Optical. “At Transitions Optical, we are committed to continuing to raise awareness about the importance of proper eye care and eyewear, not only by identifying vision issues, but also by correcting them and enhancing people’s vision with Transitions lenses. Working with Darius Rucker as a brand ambassador this year has provided us with relevant opportunities to reach even more people, adults and children alike, to educate them about our family of products and which Transitions lenses best fit their lifestyle.” At the events, the children also received free, brand new books from Transitions Optical’s partner, Bess the Book Bus, a mobile literacy outreach organization that travels to underserved schools and community centers nationwide distributing books to encourage a love of reading. This is the fifth year that Transitions Optical and VSP have partnered with the Book Bus and more than 300,000 books have been given to children as part of the “Success is In Sight” multi-city tour to date. The children and their families also learned more about eye health through lesson plans provided by Transitions Optical as part of its “Eye Didn’t Know That!” program, which serves as a resource for parents, teachers and students to understand the importance of regular, comprehensive eye exams and taking care of your eyes. To learn more and find out which Transitions lenses are a fit for your lifestyle, visit Transitions.com .
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