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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 If you suspect your child has an eye condition, contact an eye doctor near [...] Read More »
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Eye Conditions That Can Affect Academic Success

Is your child struggling to keep up with their classmates? A vision condition may be affecting their ability to achieve academic success.  The following eye conditions can significantly impact reading and learning.  Amblyopia (lazy-eye) Amblyopia, commonly known as “lazy eye” is a visual condition that affects up to 3 in [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Math: Success Stories

Personal stories from adults and children who improved their math scores following Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Scott Before Scott was tested by Dr. X, he struggled in school, [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Spelling: Success Stories

Real life stories of children with spelling difficulties, where an underlying visual problem was diagnosed and treated with Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. If you suspect your child has [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy: Success Stories

Real life stories of children with reading difficulties, where an underlying visual problem was diagnosed and treated with Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages you might just recognize your child in. Spencer, age 13 Spence is comfortable [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for School: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children who struggled academically before completing a program of Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Travis, age 9 Our first sign of Travis' vision problem [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Handwriting and Fine-Motor Control: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children who had poor handwriting and fine motor skills prior to Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Jimmy, age 11 When Jimmy first came in [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Adults: Success Stories

Personal stories from adults whose lives have been enhanced with Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. I have always had problems reading and found out that Vision Therapy would help. Now the words do not move on the page and I am able to get through the [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for “Slow Learners”: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children labeled as “slow learners” when an underlying vision problem was causing their learning difficulties. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Alli, age 10 We initiated Vision [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for “Laziness”: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children who were mislabeled as "lazy", when a vision problem was the underlying cause. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Julian, age 11 Julian has always been [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Self Confidence: Success Stories

Real life stories of children who struggled with self confidence as a result of an underlying vision problem. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Jason, age 11 I believe that Jason has [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Fatigue: Success Stories

Real life stories of adults and children who experienced eye fatigue from prolonged near vision tasks before completing a program of Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Since Vision Therapy, Dylan feels that "everything is easier," and she experiences much less eye fatigue and stress. Although she [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Dizziness: Success Stories

Stories of adults and children who suffered from dizziness or motion sickness prior to completing a program of Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Lindsey Hi, my name is Lindsey [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Blurred Vision: Success Stories

Stories of adults and children who sought to improve their vision clarity with Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Andrew My name is Andrew B. and I am currently a student at the University of Massachusetts. My vision always bothered me as a child, and I've always [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Music: Success Stories

Personal stories from adults and children who enhanced their musical performance with Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Matt Prior to Vision Therapy, Matt had double and triple vision, and [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Eye-Hand Coordination: Success Stories

Real life stories of children who had poor eye-hand coordination skills before completing a program of vision therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Kevin Kevin was so happy that yesterday's vision [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Headaches: Success Stories

Real life stories of children and adults who suffered from headaches before completing a vision therapy program. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Gina, age 7 In third grade, Gina was experiencing [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Handwriting: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children with handwriting difficulties before completing a program of vision therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Jimmy, age 11 When Jimmy first came in for a [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Homework Difficulties: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children who struggled to complete their homework before completing a program of vision therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. If you suspect your child has an [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for 20/20 Vision: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children who have 20/20 vision, and still benefited from vision therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. SEE RELATED: Is “20/20” Perfect Sight? If you suspect your [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Eye Turns: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children diagnosed with an eye turn (strabismus). *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Bethany, age 9 Bethany was born with strabismus (eye turn) in her right eye, [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Eye Tracking: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children diagnosed with eye tracking difficulties. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Isaac, age 16 We sought out Vision Therapy because my son had daily bad headaches [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Double Vision: Success Stories

Personal stories from adults and children diagnosed with double vision. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Michael, age 8 My eight-year-old son was a happy, busy boy, but at the end of [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Depth Perception: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents and children. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Alix, age 16 Vision Therapy has helped me more with my mental abilities than with my physical abilities. I think [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Learning Difficulties: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children with learning difficulties. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Julie, 12 Julie started out with scores in the Severe Deficit to Significant Deficit range with wide [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Special Education: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children in special education. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Marc, age 7 My son was having trouble in school. He would flip letters in words. He [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Gifted Learning Difficulty (GLD): Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children diagnosed with GLD. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Yehuda, age 6 Two years ago I walked into a doctor's office with a child that, although [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Dyslexia: Success Stories

Personal stories from parents of children diagnosed with dyslexia. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Jon, age 6 As a teacher, I recognized that Jon had some kind of visual difficulty when [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Autism: Success Stories

Personal stories of children with autism who completed vision therapy for underlying vision problems.  *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Kyle, age 11 My son, Kyle, had ‘throwing and catching a ball’ [...] Read More »
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Lazy Eye: Success Stories

The following are real-life stories from patients who have successfully completed vision therapy for lazy eye.  *Names have been changed for protection of privacy. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Bernard, age 6 In my role as a parent, [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injuries: Success Stories

Below are stories from children and adults who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their experiences with Vision Therapy. *Names have been altered for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. Walter I chose to do [...] Read More »
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Vision Therapy for Convergence Insufficiency: Success Stories

Real-life stories from parents of children who have successfully completed a vision therapy program for the treatment of Convergence Insufficiency. *Names of the children and the doctors have been altered to protect privacy. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. [...] Read More »
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ADHD and Vision: Success Stories

Real life stories from parents of children diagnosed with ADHD— when a vision problem was an underlying issue. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might just recognize your child in. David, age 12 When David was diagnosed with [...] Read More »
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What Is Accommodative Esotropia?

The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), reports that up to 1 in 50 children have esotropia. A sudden eye turn at ages 2-3 can be very concerning, but might be due to a common and easily treated eye condition, accommodative esotropia. Esotropia can have a devastating impact on [...] Read More »
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Retinal Holes and Tears

Retinal holes and tears affect over 10% of the population. The retina is the thin, inside lining of the eye that is light-sensitive and generates vision. Holes and tears that form in the retina increase the risk of retinal detachment and severe loss of vision. When your eye doctor shines [...] Read More »
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Accommodative Dysfunction

Accommodative dysfunction is an eye focusing difficulty that can impact a child’s school grades. What is accommodation? Accommodation is simply another way of describing the child’s focusing skills. As a camera changes focus for various distances, so does the eye need to frequently change focus, from reading to looking at [...] Read More »
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New Research for Adults with Lazy Eye

Amblyopia, also known as “lazy eye”, is a vision problem that affects both children and adults. With the advancement of vision therapy technologies, adult patients with lazy eye can now achieve successful treatment to improve their work productivity, sports performance, and quality of life. What is Lazy Eye? Lazy eye [...] Read More »
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5 Tips to Improve your Game

Whether you’re trying out for a high school sports team or a professional athlete, these 5 tips can help you improve your game. Whether you're a budding athlete or have already made a name for yourself, there is always room for improving your performance. Follow these 5 tips to help [...] Read More »
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Building Your Child’s Confidence

If your child has been struggling in school, they may also be struggling with their confidence and self esteem.  Many children who suffer from reduced functional vision, or problems with their visual skills, struggle with their academic and athletic success. As a result, these children are often mislabeled as clumsy, [...] Read More »
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BVD can Cause Anxiety

Anxiety disorders affect millions of people each year. But did you know that certain vision problems can actually trigger anxiety? Binocular vision dysfunction (BVD), a common eye condition that develops following a traumatic brain injury (TBI), has been shown to trigger anxiety and panic attacks.  With your binocular vision, you [...] Read More »
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Hamburgers, Eye Turns and Vision Therapy?

A ‘hamburger’ is created when pieces work better together, than on their own ... but what is this to do with eye turns and vision therapy? Imagine eating each of these separately: a leaf of lettuce, a few spicy pickles, a meat or vegetarian patty, a spoon of ketchup, two [...] Read More »
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Improving your Child’s Self Esteem

Many children suffer with low self esteem, which can dramatically improve after completing a program of vision therapy. Many children are labelled as lazy learners, poor students, learning difficulty and even dyslexia and ADHD, when it could be an undiagnosed vision problem. Here’s one story of how vision therapy changed [...] Read More »
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Headaches and Vision Therapy: Top 5 Q&A

More than 15 percent of adults 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 nausea and make [...] Read More »
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Micro-prisms and BVD

BVD can impact both children and adults, dramatically affecting school grades and office performance. What is BVD? Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD) is caused by the two eyes not working together, most frequently due to a misalignment between the two eyes. When people have normal binocular vision, their eyes work in [...] Read More »
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Glasses After LASIK?

Around 10 million Americans have undergone LASIK since it was approved by the FDA in 1999. The whole point of LASIK surgery is to remove the need for glasses, but now you’re being told you may still need them? LASIK surgery permanently corrects vision problems like myopia (nearsightedness), usually eliminating [...] Read More »
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Can Vitamins Help Dry Eyes?

Do your eyes itch, burn or feel irritated? You may have dry eye syndrome.  When your eyes don’t produce enough tears, or the tears they produce are of poor quality, dry eye syndrome occurs, causing burning, stinging, and irritation in your eyes. Fortunately, there are several ways to manage your [...] Read More »
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Guide to Visual Development

Home > Children's Vision > Guide to Visual Development Guide to Visual Development What would you like to learn about? Vision Development and Milestones It is important to watch your baby's development to ensure they reach their milestones. A child’s vision is a complex combination of the brain, the eyes [...] Read More »
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2021 Update: Autism (ASD) and Vision

The latest information on autism (ASD) and how optometrists can provide life-changing interventions. Studies of eye clinic records suggest that children with autism (ASD) and other special needs are prone to serious vision problems. Journal of AAPOS, 2019 Recent publication of Journal of AAPOS (American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and [...] Read More »
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Children’s Vision: FAQs

These are the 5 most frequent questions asked to eye doctors on children's vision. You may easily find answers to your questions below. If you still have questions, contact your nearest eye doctor experienced in children's vision. Over 2.5 billion children have vision problems, yet 80% of those are preventable. [...] Read More »
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Pink Eye: What Do I Do?

If your child’s eyes are sore, scratchy or watery, they most likely have ‘Pink Eye’.   Pink eye is the most common eye problem among children, causing sore and painful eyes. Pink eye, or conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the conjunctiva — the clear membrane that covers the inner portion of [...] Read More »
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What is Reading Fluency?

Is your child’s reading below grade level? If so, it could be a reading fluency problem. If a child has some kind of visual dysfunction, it can hinder their academic performance and affect their reading fluency. Children who struggle with reading fluency are often intelligent and bright, but somehow they [...] Read More »
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E-Scoop Glasses for Low Vision

Approximately 4 million Americans live with low vision. Low vision is  visual impairment that can't be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, surgery or medication. However, there are glasses that can help those with low vision. E-Scoop glasses are customized glasses designed for people in the early stages of vision loss. [...] Read More »
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2021 Update: Vision Therapy for Eye Tracking

Over 30% of those diagnosed as having dyslexia have an eye tracking deficit. When a child has a visual processing or perceptual disorder it hinders their ability to make sense of information taken in through the eyes and visual system. This does not mean they have problems with sharpness of [...] Read More »
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2021 Update: Published Studies in Vision Therapy

Evidence-based medicine integrates academic research with clinical trials — making it the gold standard of published research.  Are looking for published research on VT? Provided below are just a few references for published research articles on vision therapy and its effectiveness for the treatment of many vision conditions. 1. Association [...] Read More »
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2021 Update: Vision Therapy Research

Vision therapy is an evidence-based science with over 260 published articles on its effectiveness. Are looking for published research on VT? Provided below are just a few references for published research articles on vision therapy and its effectiveness for the treatment of many vision conditions. 1. Clinical Trial of Treatments [...] Read More »
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2021 Update: Parent’s Checklist for Vision Therapy

Does your child struggle in school and you’re not sure why? Up to 25 in every 100 children are affected by vision problems — that’s at least six students in every class. This checklist will help you to discover if an undiagnosed visual problem could be impacting your child. Regular [...] Read More »
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2021 Update: Treatments for BVD

Up to 20% of the world’s population suffers from Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD).  What is BVD? Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD) is caused by the two eyes not working together, most frequently due to a misalignment between the two eyes. When people have normal binocular vision, their eyes work in tandem [...] Read More »
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2021 Update: Lazy Eye and Adults

Lazy eye is estimated to affect up to 5% of all adults. For many decades, it has been thought that only children under the age of 10 could be successfully treated for amblyopia (lazy eye). In other words, lazy eye treatment was usually not provided to children older than nine. [...] Read More »
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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 »
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2021 Update: BVD and 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 »
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2021 Update: BVD and 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 »
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2021 Update: BVD and 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 »
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2021 Update: BVD and 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 »
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2021 Update: BVD and Headaches

More than 14 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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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. Find an eye doctor near you Search near me Why are eye exams important? Patients with [...] Read More »
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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 »
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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 »
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Vision for Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is a sport that requires physical strength, endurance, and balance ... and visual skills  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 [...] Read More »
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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 »
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Near Point Visual Stress (NPVS)

Modern science now understands why long hours of reading and screen time can lead to eye strain. When the visual system struggles to meet the demands that reading and learning place on the eyes, symptoms like fatigue, eye strain and headaches can surface— this is known as near point visual [...] Read More »
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How to Help Your Students Succeed 

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), 25 percent of all children have a vision problem significant enough to impact their learning. Up to 80 percent of learning is vision-based. Therefore, any type of functional vision problem which affects the visual skills, can lead to learning difficulties and impact a [...] Read More »
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Prism Lenses for Double Vision

Double vision is a relatively common problem, and is responsible for 850,000 visits to the doctor and hospital each year. Double vision, also known as diplopia, is a common symptom of convergence insufficiency, lazy eye and strabismus, though it can also result from any of the following conditions: Stroke Traumatic [...] Read More »
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How Does Vision Therapy Boost Self Confidence?

Could improving your child’s school grades also improve their motivation and self confidence?  When people think of vision, they tend to think of vision clarity, or how well a person can see from a distance. Many schools even conduct a basic vision screening to help them identify the children who [...] Read More »
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How to Improve Your Child’s Reading Skills

Since 80 percent of all that is learned enters through the visual pathways, any type of visual impairment can prevent a child from achieving academic success. If your child struggles to read, they may have an undetected visual problem. Reading fluency and comprehension is dependent on the strength of the [...] Read More »
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Understanding Convergence Insufficiency

Convergence insufficiency (CI) affects up to 15 percent of all school-age children. Convergence insufficiency is a binocular vision condition that affects near vision and eye muscle coordination. This condition occurs when the eyes are unable to effectively work together to focus on a near object. As a result, additional effort [...] Read More »
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Do Vision Screenings Assess Functional Vision?

Most vision screenings conducted at schools measure visual acuity, or how well you can see, but unfortunately, do not assess other important aspects of a child’s vision. Vision screenings are usually very limited and do not assess the visual skills necessary for success in reading, learning, and even athletics. Why [...] Read More »
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Light: A Form of Therapy?

Author: Dr. Aaron Nichols Excel Neuro-Optometric Clinic Light therapy is now being used as a treatment to help people regain their quality of life following a brain injury. What is light therapy? Light has been a major area of focus in research for therapeutic uses. Light is composed of different [...] Read More »
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Should I Be Worried About Myopia?

Myopia (nearsightedness) progression in children doesn’t only result in needing stronger glasses, but also leads to serious sight-threatening eye conditions. Below are the most common eye diseases caused by high myopia. Controlling myopia in childhood significantly reduces the risk of your child experiencing these sight-threatening eye conditions. Retinal detachment Children [...] Read More »
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Vision for Motorsports

Drivers in all motorsports are constantly seeking a competitive edge - improved visual skills may be the solution. Whether your passion is MotoGP or NASCAR, visual skills play an essential role in your ability to lower your lap time with both increased speeds and enhanced safety. This article will explain [...] Read More »
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Vision for Boxing

To thrive in the ring, your boxing skills are are as vital as your visual skills. Clear vision is important for a boxer, but having the visual skills necessary for boxing can help you to size up your opponent, recognize feints, and prepare for that right cross that will send [...] Read More »
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Can Your Child Benefit from Myopia Management?

Myopia (nearsightedness) is a common vision problem that occurs when distant images appear blurry. Myopia occurs when the light entering the eye is focused in front of the retina, rather than directly on the retina. Myopia develops when the eye grows too long from front to back (axial length), and [...] Read More »