Richard E. Sorkin, OD, FAAO, FCOVD Board Certified in Visual Therapy (Vision Therapy),
Developmental Vision Care, and Child Development
Optometric Physician and
5100 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
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Blurry Vision, Eyestrain, Double Vision, and/or Headaches Convergence Insufficiency (CI) is the leading cause of blurry vision, eyestrain, double vision, and/or headaches (including with near vision). Patients should be aware that convergence insufficiency is a fairly common visual condition and that treatment is very effective.
Convergence Insufficiency (CI) and Reading Problems Convergence insufficiency can interfere with the ability to read, learn, and work at near (at close distances). This article by an eye doctor explains how and
why CI causes reading and
learning problems. See the illustrations!
Dyslexia and Vision The American Academy of Optometrists and the
American Optometric Organization discuss vision, learning-related
vision problems, and dyslexia.
Surgery for Lazy Eye and Strabismus Answers to the most frequently asked questions
regarding eye muscle surgery as a treatment for lazy eye, crossed
eyes, etc. This type of surgery is frequently done, but often does
not give satisfactory results.
What is a Complete Eye Exam? It is not enough to test the clarity of eyesight
at a distance of 20 feet (known as 20/20). A complete visual
evaluation tests many aspects of vision.
What is Vision Therapy? Various definitions of Vision Therapy by American
Optometric Association, eye doctors, and patient advocates.
Directory of Eye Doctors Find an eye doctor in another state. This
directory provides free referrals to eye doctors who offer
specialized services, such as vision therapy, neuro-optometric
rehabilitation, therapeutic lenses, preventive care, etc.
COVD -- The
College of Optometrists in Vision Development
An international professional optometric organization which
grants board certification in Vision Therapy to optometrists (FCOVD)
AOA -- The
American Optometric Association
The American Optometric Association represents approximately 36,000 doctors of optometry, optometry students and paraoptometric assistants and technicians. Doctors of optometry provide two-thirds of all primary eye care in the United States.
-- Optometric Extension Program Foundation
Serving the educational needs of optometrists.