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Online Eye Test For Astigmatism from Fort Lauderdale Eye Care and Eyewear

Astigmatism is a visual condition caused when some surfaces of the eye are oval shaped….like a football or an egg. These surfaces in the eye that are oval shaped can be the cornea (the front of the eye) or the lens (inside the eye). Most often astigmatism is caused by the cornea being oblong or oval shaped.

This oblong shape causes the light rays that enter the eye to be distorted and not focus properly on the retina in the back of the eye. If you have uncorrected astigmatism, you can have various symptoms such as blurry vision, eyestrain, tired eyes, headaches or fatigue.

Here are several links to websites that have online testing for astigmatism. Check them out!!

CLICK HERE for ONLINE ASTIGMATISM TEST #1

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CLICK HERE for ONLINE ASTIGMATISM TEST #4

Astigmatism can be quickly and easily corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses (called astigmatic or toric contacts) or Laser Surgery (called Lasik).

If you feel that you may have astigmatism and you need correction OR if has been more than 12 months since you have seen an eye doctor…..its time for you to schedule an eye exam! 

If you need an eye exam in the Fort Lauderdale area – you can call our office at 954-763-2842 or schedule an appointment ONLINE at www.FLEyecareEyewear.com

Our Optometrist is Dr Dawn Bearden.  She has been an eye doctor for over 17 years!!

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Video Testimonial: A Mom Talks About Her Son’s Vision and His Problems In School

This is a story of how an eye exam can actually change the course of a child’s life.

Jennifer is a loving mother of an 5 year old little boy. Her son is absolutely adorable and a really good child yet, in school he was being labeled a “difficult / problem child” and a “disturbance in the classroom”. He often did not want to pay attention in school, frequently “acted out” and even threw his books. He just did not seem to be interested in reading or learning – at ALL.

As a mother, she knew that this behavior in school seemed a bit odd and out of character for the sweet, loving boy that she knew her son to be at home. The comments from the school really alarmed Jennifer that something was definitely wrong.

Her young son had passed his Pediatrician’s vision screening, AS WELL AS the school vision screening but, acting on motherly instinct – she ignored the comments that “his vision is fine” and took him to see the Optometrist, Dr Dawn Bearden, for a routine eye exam.

During the routine eye examinationDr Bearden discovered that Jennifer’s son was able to read the eye chart with just a little bit of blur but, he needed eyeglasses to correct the strain that he was feeling while reading. Once the strain was relieved from wearing the glasses full time…the child suddenly became more attentive in school and began reading ALL THE TIME.

Actually, he loved reading SO MUCH that he won an award from his kindergarten teacher for reading!! He even received an award from the school’s Principal for “Most Improved Reader”…he actually read 26 books within 30 days. WOW!!

Jennifer is now a HUGE advocate to have children get eye exams from an eye doctor and for parents NOT to be lulled into complacency by their child passing a vision screening. Her child could have gone through life in the classroom being labeled a “problem” and a “disturbance” simply because he could not see well and his eyes were being strained in school.

Jennifer states the following in her video:

No matter how well a parent THINKS their child sees well or if a child is labeled a “problem” in the classroom because he does not pay attention…it may just be because he can’t see well.

The eye exam has made a HUGE difference and my son has excelled, he is doing wonderful and his behavior is like “night and day”!

“I’m a big ADVOCATE…get your child checked by a (eye care) professional!!”

Dr Bearden can be reached at Fort Lauderdale Eye Care and Eyewear

954-763-2842 or online at www.FLEyecareEyewear.com

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Video Testimonial: Artist Susan Scott talks about Her Eyeglass Success With Dr Dawn Bearden

Susan Scott is a local artist and patient of Dr Dawn Bearden .  She had previously always had a problem finding an eye doctor who could address all of her creative and artistic visual needs.

One day she was having problems doing an art project and her friend, Evelyn (who is an artist and a patient of Dr Bearden) recommended that Susan go to see Optometrist, Dr Dawn Bearden.

This is Susan’s story…

While Susan and Evelyn were doing an art project together – Susan had THREE pairs of eyeglasses in front of her and still seemed to be having difficulty seeing what she was doing. None of the glasses seemed to meet her artistic visual needs. She felt that she just could not find an Eye Doctor that could give her a prescription that would allow her to see clearly enough to create her art.

After Susan was recommended to Optometrist, Dr Dawn Bearden, from her friend, Evelyn, she realized that Dr Bearden is ALSO an artist. Evelyn originally met Dr Bearden Evelyn because Evelyn was teaching Dr Bearden how to make stained glass art at her store – Glass By Design. Dr Bearden is also passionate about photography. Dr Bearden started taking pictures around age 12 when she was in middle school, she had minored in Photography in College and also had recently attended the Ft Lauderdale Art Institute for Photography. For as long as she can remember – Dr Bearden has ALWAYS had a camera in her hand. Susan felt a connection with Dr Bearden because she felt that they were both artistic and creative individuals. She felt at ease because she knew that THIS particular Doctor would understand her specific visual needs.

After the eye exam, Susan was very happy with the thoroughness of the eye examination. She FINALLY received a glasses prescription that met ALL of her artistic visual needs and she was impressed that the Doctor answered all of her questions in a very clear manner in which Susan could completely understand.

Susan recently moved to Washington, DC – BUT, she still plans yearly trips to South Florida so she can come to see Eye Doctor,  Dr Dawn Bearden,  for her annual eye exam.  Dr Bearden can be found at Fort Lauderdale Eye Care and Eyewear at 954-763-2842 or ONLINE at www.FLEyecareEyewear.com

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Fort Lauderdale Eye Care & Eyewear BLOG is now LIVE!! Connect with us on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and more…

Optometrist, Dr Dawn Bearden is now blogging for Fort Lauderdale Eye Care and Eyewear. Fort Lauderdale Eye Care and Eyewear is the newly renamed office of Eye Doctor – Dr Craig Hanley.

We are Optometrists providing high tech eye exams and high quality eye wear to the Fort Lauderdale Community. You can always  reach us at 954-763-2842 if you are in need of an annual eye exam, contact lens exam, glaucoma or cataract screening, Lasik Laser Vision Evaluation, fashion or designer sunglasses or eyeglasses or contact lenses.  We also treat emergencies – call us at 954-763-2842 if you have a red eye, painful eye, black eye, itchy or allergy eyes, scratched eye, swollen eye etc.

Our Office is located near Ft Lauderdale Beach at 1489 SE 17th Street  Suite 2J  in Ft Lauderdale FL.  Conveniently located on 17th St causeway – just west of 17th st bridge, Port Everglades and Bimini Boatyard.

We are in the Southport Shopping Plaza – where Office Depot and Ross are also located.  Our office is on the SECOND FLOOR – above Wells Fargo bank and next to Diamante Day Spa.

Our website is www.FLEyecareEyewear.com

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