Rochester, NY, August 18, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Does your child bump into walls, stumble and tumble, and always miss balls? Is your child always the last one picked for school games and activities? "Randy Kazandy, Where Are Your Glasses?," children's award-winning picture book, saves the day for a California mother. After reading the book out loud with her son Bryce she realized she had a Randy Kazandy living right in her house. He displayed all the symptoms that Randy had, so she made an eye appointment the very next day. After years of Bryce never sitting still in the classroom, getting up and walking around was diagnosed with ADD. But after is exam he was told he needed glasses and became an A student. He finally told his mother he kept walking around to get closer to the chalk board so he could read what was on it. He really never had ADD at all. He had a vision problem.
Bryce's mom took him to many specialists and not one recommended an eye exam. They conducted a battery of tests. The possible diagnoses mounted: autism spectrum disorder, neurofibromatosis, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorder.
A behavioral pediatrician prescribed three drugs for attention deficit and depression. The only constant was that Bryce, now 8, did anything he could to avoid reading and writing.
Bryce was tested each year in school but they were the wrong kind of test. His vision was 20/20, a school reading specialist finally suggested one last test for Bryce. And this time the ophthalmologist did what no one else had: He put his finger on Bryce's nose and moved it in and out. His eyes jumped all over the place.
Within minutes he had the diagnosis: convergence insufficiency, in which the patient sees double because the eyes cannot work together at close range.
Experts estimate that 8 percent of school-age children have convergence insufficiency. They can suffer headaches, dizziness and nausea, which can lead to irritability, low self-esteem and inability to concentrate.
Doctors and teachers often attribute the behavior to attention disorders or seek other medical explanations. Checking a child's vision is vital when they do poorly in school or in other activities.
Getting kids in the right comfortable, unbreakable, safe frames is crucial. The publisher of Whim Publishing got hundreds of emails from parents and school age kids asking when a Randy Kazandy frame would be available. They did a worldwide study and found the perfect match. Randy Kazandy by Mira-Flex, made in Italy will be coming soon in you Opticians office. Pairing up children's literature, spreading the message of vision and finding the Pediatric Ophthalmologists choice of frames makes it much easier for parents to make healthy lifestyle changes fun and rewarding.