How do Prism Lenses Work?

Your eye doctor may have prescribed prism lenses, but you're not sure why? With healthy binocular vision, light enters the two eyes by passing through the cornea and focusing onto the retina in the back of the eye. The brain then interprets the information it receives from the retina of [...] Read More »

2021 Update: Reading Fluency

80 percent of classroom learning is visual, meaning that any problems in the visual system can impact a child’s reading fluency. If a child has any type of visual dysfunction it could prevent them from achieving academic success and affect their reading fluency. These children are often bright and intelligent, [...] Read More »

2021 Update: Digital Eye Strain

Over 50% of the population suffer with Digital Eye Strain (DES) impacting the lives of both children and adults. The term eye strain describes a group of symptoms which occurs after extended use of the eyes, usually involving intense concentration or long periods of sustained attention. If you have any [...] Read More »

2021 Update: Eye Fatigue

As many as 90% of people who use computers daily report eye fatigue symptoms. Vision is our primary sense, but most people take their eyes for granted. As we rely more on digital devices throughout our lives, our eyes are starting to feel the fatigue. What is eye fatigue? The [...] Read More »

2021 Update: Dyslexia

Studies show that up to 15 percent of the population may be dyslexic, though less than 10 percent actually receive a formal diagnosis. Dyslexia is a complex condition that impacts the way the brain interprets and processes information. It is one of the most common learning disabilities that affects writing, [...] Read More »

2021 Update: Neck Pain

Up to 70% of people will experience neck pain that interferes with their daily activities. Tension in the neck and shoulders can lead to eye strain, as tense muscles can press on eye nerves at the back of your neck. When thinking about what causes eye strain, you wouldn't necessarily [...] Read More »

2021 Update: Anxiety

According to the American Psychiatric Association, as many as 30% of the adult population experience anxiety at some point during their lifetime. Anxiety is the most common of all mental disorders. It can cause feelings of near-constant fear, panic, and worry. Feeling anxious and overwhelmed can come from being unsure [...] Read More »

2021 Update: Headaches

More than 15 percent of adults in the U.S. complain of severe headaches or migraines. A headache is described as an achy pressure in the forehead, temples and even the upper part of the neck. A migraine is a severe headache that generally causes more debilitating symptoms. Migraines can cause [...] Read More »

Vision and Autism: Part 2

Author: Randy Schulman, MS, OD, FCOVD As vision is key to so many other systems, vision intervention, such as vision therapy, can have a profound effect on an autistic child. Benefits of vision therapy Specific optical lenses, prisms, tints, and vision therapy are highly effective in treating patients on the [...] Read More »

Vision and Autism: Part 1

Author: Randy Schulman, MS, OD, FCOVD This year marks my 30th year as an optometrist and during all of those years I have seen thousands of children and adults on the spectrum from autism to learning disabilities. I owe much of my early knowledge to Patty Lemer who introduced me [...] Read More »

Nearsighted or Farsighted?

Have you been told you are ‘nearsighted’ or ‘farsighted’ but not totally sure what they mean? Both of these may require you to rely on an optical correction, either eyeglasses or contact lenses, but for very different reasons. Common vision problems are known as refractive errors. They occur when the [...] Read More »

What are Visual Efficiency Problems?

Did you know that visual dysfunction can dramatically reduce a person’s ability to learn or their productivity at work?  Poor visual skills can negatively impact performance in school, at the office, and on the sports field. Understanding and knowing what to look out for can help with early detection and [...] Read More »

Vision Therapy for Concussions

Up to 90% of people experience vision problems after experiencing a concussion. The symptoms that persist following a concussion are collectively called Post Trauma Vision Syndrome (PTVS). In most cases, the eyes are physically healthy but not communicating properly with the brain, this is very common following any type of [...] Read More »

Glaucoma: What are the Signs?

Did you know about 3 million people in the U.S. are affected by glaucoma, but only half are aware they have it? Over 90% of people with glaucoma have open-angle glaucoma (OAG), which has no obvious symptoms until it causes irreversible damage. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of [...] Read More »

Glaucoma: ‘The Silent Thief of Sight’

Did you know that rock star Bono from U2 has glaucoma? U2's Bono is not alone, at least 3 million North Americans have glaucoma, but only 50% know they have it! In 95% of glaucoma cases, it starts off asymptomatic and by the time the condition is noticed, the vision [...] Read More »

Cataracts: Top 5 Myths and Facts 

Have you been told you have cataracts, but not sure about the myths and facts? Here are the top 5 myths and facts about cataracts. Cataracts result from the buildup of protein on the eye’s normally clear  lens, they cause cloudy, blurry vision, decreased color perception and eventually vision loss. [...] Read More »

Top 5 Myopia Myths

Do you want to know the truth about the top 5 myopia myths?  Myopia affects 1.45 billion people worldwide and is the most common refractive error among children and young adults. Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, occurs when the eye elongates, and rays of light entering the eye are focused [...] Read More »

Myopia and Vision Therapy

Vision therapy not only treats lazy eye, eye turn, or learning difficulties, but may also prevent or slow the progression of myopia. While a cure for myopia has yet to be found, vision therapy can help by targeting certain factors that contribute to myopia (short-sighted). If you think that vision [...] Read More »

Smoking and Glaucoma

We all know smoking impacts our general health, but did you know it can also affect the eyes?  More than 1 billion people worldwide smoke cigarettes, even though it is known to have serious consequences for our general health. While most people are aware that smoking can cause pulmonary disease [...] Read More »

Is Binocular Vision Important for Sports?

Binocular vision is important for athletes, as it impacts their performance. An athlete can improve their visual skills and boost their performance on the field with the help of sports vision training. Binocular vision is the eyes’ ability to focus on an object to  create a single image, this is [...] Read More »

Vision Therapist

Vision Therapy Eye Doctors in What is Vision Therapy A personalized visual training program that retrains your brain to interpret visual input more easily and with higher accuracy. Benefits of Vision Therapy Vision Therapy helps school children with reading, athletes to improve their game, and helps with brain injury recovery, [...] Read More »

What to Do Before an Eye Exam?

About to come in for your eye exam? Start preparing with these 4 tips, to get the most out of your visit with your eye doctor. If you’re experiencing vision problems or it’s simply time for you to schedule your next eye examination, here are a few tips to get [...] Read More »

Top 10 Tips For Contact Lens Wearers

If you wear contact lenses, you’ll want to read our list of the top 10 healthy habits that all contact lens wearers should follow.  Do you know the basics of contact lens wear and care? Do you have healthy contact lens habits? If you wear contact lenses, even if only [...] Read More »

When are Atropine Eye Drops Used?

Atropine is an essential eye drop used by eye doctors in both the diagnosis and treatment of many eye conditions. When you go for your comprehensive eye exam your eye doctor will most likely dilate your eyes with atropine eye drops. But did you know that they can be used [...] Read More »

Can Sugar Affect Eye Health?

We all enjoy a sweet treat now and then, but too much sugar in our diet can come at a price. Here’s how eating excessive amounts of refined sugar can impact your vision and eye health, and how we can help. Did you know that the average American consumes a [...] Read More »

Can Sleep Apnea Affect your Eyes?

Sleep apnea can affect not only your physical health, but can have serious consequences for your eyes and vision too. If you have sleep apnea, it may be affecting your eyes. Glaucoma and dry eye are just two eye conditions that sleep apnea can cause. Schedule an eye exam to [...] Read More »

Why are Annual Eye Exams Important?

Clear vision is important—but your annual exams will also ensure your eye health.  Most patients enjoy their visit to the eye doctor, there are always new frames to look at and the staff and eye doctors are usually a friendly bunch working in a relaxed office. Are Annual Exams Important? [...] Read More »

Top 8 Contact Lens Problems 

An estimated 45 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses. If you are one of the millions that wears contact lenses, then you know how easy and convenient and easy they are to wear. But sometimes, wearing contact lenses doesn’t always go smoothly. If you have been having issues [...] Read More »

Which Foods Help Dry Eyes?

Over 16 million Americans experience dry eyes. Other than dryness of the eye, symptoms of dry eye include burning, irritation and grittiness. While studies have shown that certain foods help the eyes stay hydrated, there are certain fatty acids, vitamins, and trace elements that can be added to your diet. [...] Read More »

Which Eye Conditions can Affect Learning?

According to the College of Optometrists In Vision Development (COVD), 25% of all children have an undiagnosed vision problem impacting their school grades. If your child is the 1 out of every 4 children that is struggling in school, it could be their vision. Children who struggle with school, or [...] Read More »

What are the Signs you Need Vision Therapy?

Are you concerned with your performance at school, work, or sports?  You may benefit with vision therapy! Vision therapy is a customized, personalized treatment program designed to strengthen and improve visual skills to achieve clearer and more comfortable vision. Strengthening the visual skills boosts your ability to focus, read, concentrate [...] Read More »

Could a Child with ‘20/20 Sight’ have a Vision Problem?

Studies have found that 1 out of 4 school children suffer from a vision problem that impacts their learning. If your child has 20/20 vision, it doesn’t mean they don’t have vision problems that are making school difficult and undermining their academic success. When children get a vision screening at [...] Read More »

Could Your Child Have Digital Eye Strain?

Since 2010, there has been a 70% increase of smartphone usage and 40% increase in laptop usage worldwide.  Eye doctors are reporting a major increase in the number of children being diagnosed with digital eye strain. With smartphone usage and remote learning becoming more prevalent among children, it’s not surprising [...] Read More »

Does your Child have a Learning Difficulty?

Is your child not reaching their potential at school?  Up to 80 percent of all learning comes through the visual pathways. Vision gives us the ability to see near and distant objects, thanks to the 17 visual skills that provide us with clear and comfortable vision. Strong visual skills are [...] Read More »

Could Eye Strain Impact your Work Performance?

Do you feel your work performance is impacted by tiredness, headaches or eye strain? Vision therapy may just be the solution you have been searching for. What is vision therapy? Vision therapy is an effective customized program that improves vision skills to achieve clearer and more comfortable vision. Vision therapy [...] Read More »

Does Dyslexia Impact your Work Performance?

Dyslexia affects around 15% of Americans, impacting the lives and work performance of millions of adults. Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects the way the brain processes and interprets information. Dyslexia can affect adults and is known for impacting reading, writing, and spelling. But, what you may not know [...] Read More »

Are your Child’s Grades a True Reflection of their Potential?

Is your child struggling in school? They may have a vision condition that is affecting their ability to achieve academic success.  When school becomes difficult for a student, it’s stressful for both the child and the parents. Not only is good performance and behavior in the classroom important to parents, [...] Read More »

Can you Improve your Child’s Academic Performance?

Did you know that 80% of the information you learn comes through your vision? If your child struggles to read or keep up with their classmates, they may have an undetected visual problem, which could be benefited with specific reading glasses or a customized program of vision therapy. Teachers now [...] Read More »

What Are the Benefits of Vision Therapy?

The efficacy of vision therapy has been clearly shown by numerous research studies funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI). Vision therapy is a personalized treatment program designed to strengthen and improve visual skills such as focusing, visual processing speed, convergence, eye-tracking, hand-eye coordination, and more! This program teaches the [...] Read More »

Vision Therapy for Primitive Reflexes

Retained primitive reflexes can significantly affect a child’s school achievements, confidence and self esteem. There is a significant correlation between retained primitive reflexes and vision skill deficits in the children, ages 6-14. This was shown in a published clinical trial, by a private behavioral optometric practice near Cleveland, Ohio, to [...] Read More »

What are Retained Primitive Reflexes?

Primitive reflexes are essential for development of your baby's brain. However, if these are ‘retained’ there could be consequences for your child.  The foundation of a child’s ability to learn and develop starts with their primitive reflexes. In their first few months of life, primitive reflexes — the reflex actions [...] Read More »

Multifocal Contact Lenses for Children 

Was your child prescribed multifocal contact lenses and you’re not sure why? Multifocal contact lenses are prescribed for children to support their learning and school performance, as well as for myopia management. Many children also find contact lenses to offer improved vision and comfort for outdoor play and sports. If [...] Read More »

Macular Degeneration: Myths and Facts

Macular degeneration impacts the lives of nearly 10% of all adults—more than all other eye conditions combined. Let's clear up some myths and facts on a serious sight-threatening eye condition, macular degeneration. Macular degeneration, also known as AMD, is a chronic eye condition most common in people over 60. People [...] Read More »

What is Computer Vision Syndrome?

About 70% of computer users suffer from eye strain, known as ‘Computer Vision Syndrome’. If you suffer from fatigue, headaches, migraines or lose attention easily when using a computer, you most probably are experiencing a very common visual problem. Nearly 60% of Americans use some kind of digital device — [...] Read More »

Vision Therapy or Occupational Therapy?

25% of all children have a vision problem significant enough to affect their performance in school. Parents will do almost anything to get their child the help they need to keep their grades up at school. However, parents don’t always know who they need help from and what kind of [...] Read More »

Ocular Rosacea

Of the more than 16 million people in the United States who have rosacea, more than 60% will experience eye-related symptoms.  More than 10% of the general population exhibits dermatologic characteristics of rosacea, of these, more than half will be impacted by ocular complications. Ocular rosacea is a common eye [...] Read More »

Why Are My Child’s Eyes Weakening?

Are you concerned your child’s eyes are weakening? Why does this happen? Children's eyes can weaken and lenses become stronger, but should I be concerned? Every year parents buy their children clothing without blinking twice. They just know their children have outgrown their clothing, needing a new pair of pants [...] Read More »

Glaucoma: Myths and Facts

Do you want the facts on the most common glaucoma myths? More than three million Americans are living with glaucoma, 2.7 million are aged 40 and older. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, leading to vision loss and, in some cases, blindness. While there [...] Read More »

Glaucoma: Can Meditation Help?

Could meditation be the next glaucoma ‘wonder drug’? Can adding meditation to your day help manage your glaucoma? Glaucoma affects 65 million people worldwide, and it’s estimated that 10 percent of these are legally blind, many people wonder what can be done to prevent or help with the treatment. Eye [...] Read More »

ICL Surgery: What to Expect

Over 1 million ICLs have been implanted globally. An implantable collamer lens (ICL) is an artificial lens that’s permanently implanted in the eye, this surgical procedure is used to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. The benefits of ICL include: Corrects medium to high levels of myopia (nearsightedness) Reduces [...] Read More »

Should I Buy Glasses Online?

While online shopping may be convenient, there may be issues with buying eyeglasses online. In 2019, 9.3% of prescription glasses in the United States were sold online, this means that over 9 out of 10 people still prefer buying their glasses from ‘brick and mortar’ eye doctor offices or optical [...] Read More »

LASIK Co-Management

The combined care of your eye doctor with the LASIK surgeon will ensure you achieve the optimum vision. According to Market Scope, around 10 million Americans have had LASIK surgery since it was first approved by the FDA in 1999. Deciding to get LASIK surgery can be overwhelming. There are [...] Read More »

Guide to Implantable Contact Lenses

Have you been told you cannot have laser eye surgery? ICLs may be the solution. If you are considering laser vision correction surgery, an implantable contact lens (ICL) could be an option to provide you with the best vision. The first ICL surgery was performed in 1993, with over 1 [...] Read More »

Soft Contacts: Dailies or Monthlies?

You have made a life-changing decision to wear soft contact lenses, now which will you choose - daily or monthly? The choice between wearing daily soft contact lenses or monthly soft lenses may be easier for some, while others can find it overwhelming. Learning more about their differences can help [...] Read More »

Visual Migraines

If you experience sudden changes in vision it may be the result of a visual migraine. Visual migraines are an episode of vision loss in one eye, usually lasting a short time and are rarely painful. Classic migraines usually result in intense headaches or sensitivity to light and loud sounds. [...] Read More »

Eyes: The Windows to Your Health

Eyes are known as the ‘windows to your soul’, but they are the window to your health as well. According to Eye-Q, over 20% of Americans say an eye doctor detected a health issue - not related to the eyes. A recent study performed by Optum, found that early signs [...] Read More »

Solutions to Common Optical Problems

Have you received your new glasses, but there seems to be a few problems? Your eye doctor will happily manage any issues, to ensure you enjoy the comfort and clear vision of your new glasses. Eyeglasses are worn to correct refractive errors and provide clear and comfortable vision. Sometimes however, [...] Read More »

Do I Need Reading Glasses?

Nearly 62% of the population wear reading glasses, due to an eye condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia is not a serious sight-threatening disease, rather simply part of the natural aging process, which starts usually after the age of 40. Reading glasses are not only for people in their 60’s. Eyes naturally [...] Read More »

Eyes and Obesity

Obesity is a global medical epidemic, research clearly shows the direct correlation between obesity and eye diseases. Studies show that obesity increases the risk of serious eye diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, wet macular degeneration and glaucoma. It is well known that obesity can affect health in numerous ways, from diabetes [...] Read More »

BVD Symptoms and Treatment

Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD) is a condition where the eyes are slightly misaligned and the eyes struggle to send one clear image to the brain. BVD can cause a variety of symptoms such as dizziness, motion sickness, headache, and light sensitivity. BVD can significantly impact the lives of both children [...] Read More »

BVD and Motion Sickness

Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD) is a condition where the eyes are misaligned and the visual system struggles to send one clear image to the brain. BVD can cause dizziness and motion sickness due to the visual system’s difficulties in fusing together the images from each eye. While BVD can cause [...] Read More »

Children and BVD

Did you know children can also suffer from Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD)? In fact, BVD affects children almost 10 times more often than all children's ocular diseases combined!  Up to 25% of children have binocular vision problems affecting the function of their eyes. The National Institute of Health (NIH) published [...] Read More »

Guide to Binocular Visual Dysfunction

Approximately 10% to 20% of the world’s population suffers from BVD.  If you experience headaches, blurred vision, anxiety, balance problems, and dizziness making simple everyday tasks difficult, you may have a common visual problem, known as Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD). Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD), a condition where the eyes have [...] Read More »

Does Smoking Affect the Eyes? 

The effects of cigarettes and tobacco on health are widely known, but few understand the negative impact they can have on eye health and vision.  Smoking over a long period of time can have a major effect on your eye health and vision. Consider these statistics: Cigarette smoking remains the [...] Read More »

9 Ways Eyes Change With Age 

As you age, you may discover that your vision just isn’t as sharp as it used to be.  Vision changes can occur over time and cause you to wonder if what you are experiencing is normal or if you should schedule an appointment with your eye doctor. While some age-related [...] Read More »

How to Adjust to New Glasses

Have you ever put on a new pair of glasses for the first time, and noticed that your vision was blurry or making you feel dizzy or disoriented? Adjusting to new eye glasses or new optical lenses can take some time. Though it is important to understand that this is [...] Read More »

LASIK Eye Surgery: 5 Myths and Facts

Here's the most common myths and facts on laser eye surgery. While LASIK eye surgery has become the most popular refractive surgery in the U.S, there are many misconceptions regarding this procedure that prevent people from even discussing LASIK with their eye doctors. The Find an Eye Doctor directory can [...] Read More »

What Are Eye Flashes?

Have you ever been startled by the appearance of small flashes of light out of the corner of your eye? When eye flashes appear out of nowhere, they can be a cause for concern. Eye flashes can be a normal part of the aging process or can sometimes signal a [...] Read More »

The Effects of COVID-19 On Your Child’s Vision

Can excessive screen time due to COVID-19 bring out underlying vision problems? Author: Dr Valerie Lam The answer is YES!  With most everyone either working from home or attending school online due to COVID-19, we are all using computers and digital technology more than ever.  When our eyes are on [...] Read More »

Fix Your Vision After Brain Injury

Many optometrists can help patients with brain injuries from concussions, strokes, brain tumors, and brain surgeries, that have left them with numerous visual problems. Author: Dr. Valerie Lam Traumatic brain injuries affect over 1 in 100 people every year. Neuro-optometry can provide vital treatments to regain self confidence and dramatically [...] Read More »

Treating Amblyopia a New Way

New research shows that eye patching may not be the best treatment for amblyopia and lazy eye. Author: Dr. Valerie Lam Arggg Matey!  You used to see those kids back in the day that had to wear a pirate patch over one eye and deal with the social pressures of [...] Read More »

Treatments for Eye Floaters

If eye floaters are affecting your vision, effective treatments are now available to give you relief. Eye floaters cause visual disturbances and can become so bothersome that they require treatment from an eye doctor. Eye floaters can be just irritating shadows in your vision or caused by serious retinal diseases. [...] Read More »

What to Look For in a Low Vision Magnifier?

Asking yourself these questions before deciding on a low vision device will help you to narrow down your choices and ensure that you will truly gain from your low vision aid. Experiencing life with low vision is very challenging. Take your time to find out as much information as you [...] Read More »

Guide to Low Vision Magnifiers

With the large variety of low vision devices now available on the market, our guide will help you choose a magnifier that best suits your needs.  Before purchasing a low vision device, speak with your eye doctor or low vision specialist to determine which type of device is most appropriate [...] Read More »

Low Vision In Children 

Every year, more than half a million children in the U.S. are diagnosed with low vision or blindness.  Many children suffer with vision loss, but there are a range of low vision aids that can give them the best chance to engage with the world around them. There are a [...] Read More »

Scleral Lenses After Laser Surgery

Have you had laser eye surgery and are now experiencing post-surgery complications?  If you have had laser eye surgery but still have blurry vision, scleral lenses could be the solution. If you are having post-laser surgery complications and still require eyewear to fully correct your vision, your sensitive cornea may [...] Read More »

Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

Approximately 1 in 3 people have astigmatism, a vision condition that causes blurry and distorted vision. If you have astigmatism, there is a wide variety of contact lens options that can provide you with clear and sharp vision. Astigmatism is a common type of refractive error that frequently occurs with [...] Read More »

Eye Floaters: Should I Worry?

Eye floaters can be a sign of serious disease, but now eye doctors can successfully treat with a range of very effective options. What are eye floaters? Eye floaters are small spots that can appear in a variety of shapes and shadows. They tend to drift or “float” through the [...] Read More »

Your Baby’s Vision Development

Congratulations! You’re the proud parent of a new baby and you are so curious as to what they can see in their first year of life. Author: Dr. Valerie Lam The moment a child opens their eyes from birth, they begin to take in all their surroundings and try to [...] Read More »

Dr Valerie Lam

Dr Valerie Lam OD FAAO FCOVD Clinical Optometrist Dr. Lam is passionate about treating vision problems that interfere with children's ability to read, learn, and pay attention.  Some common conditions that she treats are convergence insufficiency, reading difficulties including tracking problems, double vision, lazy eye (amblyopia), and crossed/wandering eyes (strabismus).  [...] Read More »

Types of Eye Allergies

Up to 25 percent of people worldwide suffer from eye allergies. If you suffer from eye allergies, you may be wondering what is causing your itchy, sore, watery eyes. Common causes of eye allergies include: Outdoor allergens: pollens from grass, weeds, and trees Indoor allergens: dust mites, pet dander, and [...] Read More »

Lazy Eye Success

Author: Dr. Randy Schulman EyeCare Associates, CT “Vision therapy has helped me ride my bike, and helps me for school in math, writing, and reading. I have gotten very good grades because of vision therapy” Gavin N., age 8 Meet Gavin Gavin is an energetic 8 year old who has a [...] Read More »

Diabetes: Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Eye Exams

Annual eye exams can prevent 95 percent of vision loss. Diabetes affects around 10 percent of the American population, yet nearly 60 percent of people with diabetes report skipping their annual diabetic eye exams. Why are eye exams important? Patients with diabetes have a high risk of developing a sight-threatening [...] Read More »

Contact Lenses or Laser Eye Surgery?

Tired of wearing your glasses everyday?  If you wear corrective lenses for nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, you may be wondering about the advantages that contact lenses and laser eye surgery have to offer. Contact lenses are a great solution if you would like to be free of your glasses, but [...] Read More »

Tinted Lenses for Color Blindness

An estimated 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women has some degree of color blindness. Color blindness is not an actual blindness, but rather an inability or reduced ability to perceive differences between colors. Color blindness, also called color vision deficiency, can be a partial or total deficiency, [...] Read More »

Burning Eyes at Night

If your eyes are burning at night, you may be suffering from dry eye syndrome.  Dry eye syndrome can put a damper on your day but even worse, can make your nights intolerable. The burning, itching and pain you are experiencing can be distracting during the day and even affect [...] Read More »

Why Am I Seeing Halos?

Seeing halos around lights can be a cause for concern, or it can be completely normal.  If you notice a sudden appearance of halos or they’re accompanied by pain, blurred vision or other severe symptoms, seek immediate medical care, as this can signal a serious eye condition. Why do halos [...] Read More »

Pink Eye or Allergies?

Do you find that you sometimes struggle to open your eyes due to severe discomfort? Eye allergy symptoms can sometimes mimic an eye infection, making it difficult to know whether a trip to the eye doctor is warranted or not. This page will discuss the differences between an eye allergy [...] Read More »

Lazy Eyes Need Binocular Vision Therapy 

While different treatments and techniques have been used to treat lazy eye (amblyopia), vision therapy has been shown to be the most effective, as it treats the underlying cause of the condition.  A lazy eye can develop when the neural connections between the affected eye and the brain are weakened, [...] Read More »

What Is a Macular Hole?

Macular holes affect up to 4 in 1,000 people above the age of 55.  A macular hole is a small tear in the center of the macula, the part of the retina responsible for central vision and vision of fine details. A macular hole can significantly impact your vision— preventing [...] Read More »

“Lazy Eyes” Are Not Lazy

If a lazy eye is not really lazy, then what is it exactly? Lazy eye (amblyopia) is the most common neuro-developmental vision condition, affecting up to three percent of the population. A lazy eye develops when a disconnect between the affected eye and the brain prevents the brain from recognizing [...] Read More »

Which Glasses Are Best for Playing Sports?

Sports-related eye injuries are one of the leading causes of visual impairment and vision loss among children in the United States. According to recent statistics on sports-related eye injuries and children: 43% of all sports-related eye injuries occur in children ages 15 and under. Less than 15% of children wear [...] Read More »

How Do Reading Glasses Help Children?

Has your optometrist prescribed reading glasses for your child?  When people think of reading glasses, they generally think of older adults with presbyopia— a condition that naturally occurs with age and requires the use of reading or computer glasses to see clearly. Reading glasses for children, typically referred to as [...] Read More »

The Larry Fitzgerald Story

The renowned NFL wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald Jr. attributes his successful football career to the skills he learned in vision therapy.  Larry Fitzgerald Jr. played college football at Pittsburgh University, where he earned uncontested All-America honors. In 2004, he was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals (pick number three), and his [...] Read More »

Vision Therapy or Orthoptic Therapy?

Vision therapy and orthoptic therapy are sometimes confused with one another.  The information on this page includes everything you need to know about what makes these therapies similar, as well as how they are different. Vision therapy is a treatment program that develops and strengthens the neural connections between the [...] Read More »

Vision for Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is a sport that requires physical strength, endurance, and balance.  Did you know that to be a successful climber, the strength of your visual skills is just as crucial as the strength of your muscles? Your visual skills play an essential role in your ability to climb. There [...] Read More »

Are You Suffering From Post-Concussion Symptoms? 

Up to 90 percent of people experience post-concussion symptoms for many years... until they receive effective treatment from a neuro-optometrist.  Post traumatic vision syndrome (PTVS) is a condition that frequently occurs following a neurological event, such as a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI). This condition is caused by a [...] Read More »

Meniere’s Disease

Disclaimer: The information on this page includes a brief overview of Meniere’s disease, and is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to the causes, symptoms, or management of this condition. What is Meniere’s disease? Meniere’s disease is an inner ear condition that causes a sudden onset of debilitating symptoms, [...] Read More »

Sixth Nerve Palsy

What is sixth nerve palsy? Sixth nerve palsy, also called abducens nerve palsy, is a rare condition that occurs when the sixth cranial nerve, also called the abducens nerve, becomes damaged. Each year, around 11 in 100,000 people are diagnosed with sixth nerve palsy.  The sixth cranial nerve is responsible [...] Read More »