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When is Blurred Vision a Medical Emergency?

By Dr. Russel Lazarus, B.Optom (Hons), M.Optom | May 3, 2021

Almost everyone experiences blurry vision. If a headache occurs with or causes blurred vision, it may be due to an underlying condition or medical emergency. This blog will briefly discuss five possible causes of a […] Read More

5 Tips to Avoid Computer Eye Strain

By Dr. Russel Lazarus, B.Optom (Hons), M.Optom | April 25, 2021

Due to COVID-19, the amount of ‘screen time’ has increased significantly, as online education and Zoom are now part of everyday life. Almost 60 percent of people who use computers and digital devices daily experience […] Read More

Is there a Link between Visual Skills and Reading?

By Dr. Russel Lazarus, B.Optom (Hons), M.Optom | April 13, 2021

We thank Dr Dan Fortenbacher for the context of this blog. This is based on Dr Dan’s blog on the VisionHelp website; ‘The importance of finding the hidden link between vision and reading to help […] Read More

David Struggled for 10 Years

By Dr. Russel Lazarus, B.Optom (Hons), M.Optom | March 29, 2021

This blog is based on a patient of Dr Leonard Press OD FAAO FCOVD, editor of the VisionHelp blog. Names have been changed for privacy. There is much confusion among parents and professionals on when […] Read More

Building Self Esteem

By Dr. Russel Lazarus, B.Optom (Hons), M.Optom | March 17, 2021

Too many children are labelled as lazy learners, poor students, learning difficulty and even dyslexia and ADHD, when it could be an undiagnosed vision problem. Many children suffer with low self esteem, which can dramatically […] Read More

Vision Therapy After a Stroke

By Dr. Russel Lazarus, B.Optom (Hons), M.Optom | March 16, 2021

This case study briefly outlines the benefits of vision therapy following a stroke. *Names have been changed for privacy Daniel, aged 62, was suffering with double vision after having a mild bleed on the brain […] Read More

Outsmarting Autism

By Dr. Russel Lazarus, B.Optom (Hons), M.Optom | March 11, 2021

This blog has been adapted from ‘Outsmarting Autism’ on the VisionHelpBlog, Dr Leornard Press OD FAAO FCOVD, March 2019 Congratulations to Patty Lemer on the release of her updated and expanded edition of ‘Outsmarting Autism,’ […] Read More

Sandwiches and Vision Therapy?

By Dr. Russel Lazarus, B.Optom (Hons), M.Optom | February 22, 2021

A ‘sandwich’ is when pieces work better together, than each piece on its own … but what has this to do with vision therapy? This blog has been adapted from ‘The Sandwich Approach to Vision […] Read More

Science Needs Compassion

By Dr. Russel Lazarus, B.Optom (Hons), M.Optom | February 18, 2021

Have you ever wondered if the smile of a nurse or the bedside manner of a doctor actually increase the chances of positive treatment results?  A recently published best-seller, called “Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence […] Read More

Feeling Anxious? You May Have a Vision Problem

By Devora Kramer | February 7, 2021

Anxiety disorders affect millions of people each year. But did you know that certain vision problems can actually trigger anxious thoughts and feelings? Binocular vision dysfunction (BVD), a common eye condition that develops following a […] Read More