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

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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

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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,’

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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

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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

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Feeling Anxious? You May Have a Vision Problem

By Russel Lazarus | 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

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Stanford University: Concussions and Oculo-Motor Dysfunction

By Russel Lazarus | January 31, 2021

This month, a presentation was given by Dr. Jamshid Ghajar, MD, PhD, FACS at the Stanford Brain Performance Center (Department of Neurosurgery and Stanford Athletics), at the Stanford University School of Medicine. This presentation, called

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Vision Therapy Builds Confidence 

By Russel Lazarus | January 28, 2021

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

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Help! My Child Dislikes Online Learning

By Russel Lazarus | January 26, 2021

The current COVID-19 pandemic has children learning through digital platforms for up to 7-10 hours a day! But what can you do when your child complains of headaches or eye strain?  With the dramatic surge

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Do You Suffer From Headaches?

By Russel Lazarus | January 20, 2021

If you suffer from frequent headaches you may have binocular vision dysfunction. While this may sound concerning, try not to let yourself worry too much, as this condition can be effectively treated with the right

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