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Nearsighted or Farsighted?

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

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

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Vision Therapy for Concussions

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

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

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Cataracts: Top 5 Myths and Facts 

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

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.

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Myopia and Vision Therapy

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2021

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

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Is Binocular Vision Important for Sports?

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2021

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 critical for achieving on the sports field.

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Can Sleep Apnea Affect your Eyes?

by Russ Lazarus March 18, 2021

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,

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Why Are Eye Exams Important?

by Russ Lazarus March 17, 2021

Are Eye Exams Important? Yes! Many eye conditions, in their early stages, have no obvious signs or symptoms, so the annual exam is often the only way to detect eye conditions early. Since there are often no signs or symptoms, regular comprehensive eye exams are key to maintaining good vision and healthy eyes.

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

by Russ Lazarus March 16, 2021

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,

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What to Look For in a Low Vision Magnifier?

by Russ Lazarus February 11, 2021

Asking yourself these questions before deciding on a low vision device to ensure you will gain from your low vision aid. Experiencing life with low

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Lazy Eye Success

by Randy L. Schulman February 7, 2021

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

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Contact Lenses or Laser Eye Surgery?

by Devora Kramer February 6, 2021

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 laser eye surgery, also called laser refractive surgery, can help to eliminate the need for corrective eye wear altogether.

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Optical Lenses for Children

by Russ Lazarus November 30, 2020

Which optical lenses are best for children? If you are purchasing new eyeglasses for your child, you may not even be aware that different lens options exist. While your optometrist will be able to guide you and recommend a specific type of lens for your child’s individual needs, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the different lens materials.

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Can Pregnancy Affect Vision?

by Russ Lazarus November 2, 2020

Most moms-to-be are well aware of the bodily changes that remind you on a daily basis that you are expecting— the most common being: morning sickness, food aversions, heightened sense of smell, swollen ankles, headaches, exhaustion, and many other uncomfortable yet normal pregnancy symptoms. What you may not know is that these physiological changes that take place during pregnancy can also lead to changes in your eyes and vision.

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Ptosis: Why Is My Eyelid Drooping? 

by Russ Lazarus November 2, 2020

What is ptosis? Ptosis, commonly referred to as a droopy eyelid, occurs when the upper eyelid droops down over the eye. A droopy eyelid can

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Night Blindness: Treatments and Prevention

by Russ Lazarus October 21, 2020

Night blindness (nyctalopia) affects vision clarity in low light conditions and can significantly impact performance of daily activities. Night blindness, despite its name, does not

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What Causes Night Blindness?

by Russ Lazarus October 21, 2020

Night blindness (nyctalopia) causes reduced vision in low light conditions, and can be a source of fear and anxiety for those affected by it.   Decreased

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Eye Anatomy: External Parts of the Eye

by Russ Lazarus October 11, 2020

The external parts of the eye work together to protect the eye and all of its internal structures.  The following ocular structures are located on

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Eye Anatomy: The Back of the Eye

by Russ Lazarus October 11, 2020

Did you know that the back of the eye is responsible for transferring visual information from the eye to the brain? In order to see

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Eye Anatomy: The Front of the Eye

by Russ Lazarus October 11, 2020

Did you know that the eye is made up of over 2 million parts, each contributing a distinct vital role in your ability to see?

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 How Does the Eye Work?

by Russ Lazarus October 11, 2020

If 80% of everything we learn comes through our eyes – the question is, how? The eye contains over two million working parts and is considered the second most complex organ in the body, the most complex is the brain. The inner structures of the eye all work together to produce an image that your brain interprets.

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Guide to Scleral Lenses

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

Scleral lenses are a type of gas permeable (GP) lens that are specially designed for patients with corneal irregularities and other eye conditions that make contact lens wear difficult. 

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Guide to Hard Contact Lenses

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

While soft contact lenses have become quite popular in recent years, hard contact lenses are actually preferred by many people with specific vision conditions

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Contact Lenses: What Can Go Wrong?

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

When it comes to eyewear, contact lenses offer many benefits. But contact lens use can also cause serious complications to your eye health and vision,

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Guide to Soft Contacts Lenses

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

Approximately 90 percent of contact lens wearers prefer soft contact lenses. There are many different options when it comes to soft contact lenses. While your optometrist can help you to narrow down your choices— usually dependent on your prescription and personal lifestyle, it is important to be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of each type of lens

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How Are Prisms Used in Vision Therapy?

by Russ Lazarus August 27, 2020

Prism lenses can improve vision for clearer, more comfortable binocular vision.  Prism lenses, also called yoked prisms, are often prescribed by eye doctors for patients

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How Is My Optical Prescription Measured?

by Russ Lazarus August 23, 2020

Whether you are visiting your eye doctor for your annual checkup, or have noticed that your vision is not as sharp as it used to

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What Is a Visual Acuity Test?

by Russ Lazarus August 23, 2020

Your visual acuity, or clarity of vision, represents how well you are able to see letters or objects at a given distance.  Visual acuity is

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Vision Therapy for Self Confidence: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 16, 2020

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.

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Vision Therapy for Blurred Vision: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 16, 2020

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

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Visual Field Testing

by Russ Lazarus August 16, 2020

What is a visual field test? Your visual field is simply all the areas you can see at one time. This area includes all the

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Vision Therapy for 20/20 Vision: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 15, 2020

Personal stories from parents of children who have 20/20 vision, and still benefited from vision therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Have you

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What Is a Diabetic Eye Exam?

by Russ Lazarus July 22, 2020

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, annual eye exams will help to protect your eyes from serious sight-threatening eye diseases, linked to diabetes. Diabetes is a condition that prevents the body from using and storing sugar properly. As a result, excessive amounts of sugar remain in the bloodstream and if uncontrolled, can cause damage to the tiny blood vessels all over the body, including those in your eyes.

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Cataract Surgery: What to Expect

by Russ Lazarus July 22, 2020

Cataract surgery is one of the safest, most effective ocular surgeries— improving vision for over 95 percent of patients. Are cataracts significantly affecting your vision and performance of regular activities? You may be a candidate for cataract surgery.

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7 Signs Your Child Might Have a Lazy Eye

by Russ Lazarus July 16, 2020

Do you know the signs to look for to identify lazy eye in your child? A lazy eye is generally difficult to recognize because it usually develops in only one eye, without a noticeable eye turn. It is important to be aware of the signs that may indicate a lazy eye, since in most cases, the condition is not recognized easily – though it can significantly affect a child’s quality of life.

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Myopia Management FAQs

by Russ Lazarus July 13, 2020

Q1: What is myopia?  A: Myopia is a refractive error, or a vision condition that affects the ability to see distant images or objects clearly.

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Will Cataract Surgery Give Me 20/20 Vision?

by Russ Lazarus June 29, 2020

How does cataract surgery help to improve vision? As cataracts develop and cloud the eye’s natural lens, significant visual distortions begin to impact the ability

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What Are Contact Lenses?

by Russ Lazarus June 16, 2020

Contact lenses are designed to cover the cornea, the clear covering of the eye. They stay in place by adhering to the tear film of the eye, and through the pressure from the eyelids.  When you blink, your eyelid glides over the contact lens, enabling a cleansing and lubricating action to keep the contact lens comfortable on the cornea.

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Guide to Dry Eye

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Do suffer with dry eyes? There are a range of very successful treatment now available that can offer you significant relief from your symptoms. The key is receiving the right diagnosis and appropriate advice from your eye doctor.

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What is Low Vision?

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Do you or a loved one have low vision? Low vision is diagnosed when vision cannot be fully corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or eye surgery— allowing you to participate in every day activities. It is often accompanied by blurred vision, blind spots or tunnel vision— and may also be called legal blindness. Low vision may prevent you from driving, watching TV, reading, using a computer or participating in your favorite hobbies.

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Optical Frames

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Shopping for eyeglass frames can be quite overwhelming… but also lots of fun! Eyeglasses nowadays come in a variety of styles, shapes, colors, and materials— metal, plastic, and even natural wood. Optical stores are filled with rows and rows of frames, manufactured by popular brands and designers to suit every taste and unique fashion sense.

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How to Prevent Eye Allergies

by Russ Lazarus May 27, 2020

If you suffer from red, sore allergic eyes, there are several ways to prevent this condition from affecting your life. Allergies are a common complaint,

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Vision for School

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

Is your child not reaching their potential at school? For a child to succeed in school they need excellent vision and strong visual skills, including eye tracking, focusing, binocular vision and visual processing. These skills can be enhanced with the correct eyewear and vision therapy.

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Children’s Vision

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

Home > Children’s Vision Children’s Vision Would you like to understand the importance of a pediatric eye exam? Would you like to know how to

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Why Is Myopia Management Important?

by Russ Lazarus April 23, 2020

Is there a way to prevent my child’s myopia from worsening? A number of recent studies suggest that it may be possible to control myopia by totally stopping, or at least slowing down, its progression during childhood and teenage years. Myopia management is a treatment program aimed at controlling myopia, keeping the level of myopia as low as possible, in order to reduce your child’s risk of developing vision threatening eye diseases later in life.

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Vision Therapy for TBI Related Vision Conditions

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

How does a TBI affect vision? Vision is the most important source of sensory information. Consisting of a sophisticated complex of subsystems, the visual process

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How Does Vision Affect Learning?

by Russ Lazarus April 7, 2020

Since up to 80% of everything a child learns is derived through the visual pathways and their eyes, if there is any interference in their vision, a child may not develop to their maximum potential. There are 17 visual skills that are essential for learning.

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What Is Lazy Eye?

by Russ Lazarus March 28, 2020

According to research, amblyopia affects up to 1 in 33 of the population— this means up to 10 million people in the U.S. may have a lazy eye. Amblyopia, commonly known as a “lazy eye”, is a neuro-developmental vision condition that begins in early childhood and develops when one eye is unable to achieve normal visual acuity, causing blurry vision in the affected eye, even with corrective eyewear.  The condition also commonly presents with poor depth perception, and reading difficulties.

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How Is Lazy Eye Treated?

by Russ Lazarus March 26, 2020

A variety of treatment options have been shown to treat lazy eye – the aim is to strengthen the eye-brain connections necessary for binocular vision. Traditionally, it has been thought that lazy eye treatment should begin before a child reaches around eight years old, however recent research shows that even after this age, lazy eye can be successfully treated. That being said, the earlier the condition is diagnosed, the better the treatment outcome will be.

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The 17 Key Visual Skills

by Russ Lazarus March 19, 2020

There are 17 essential visual skills for success in reading, writing, sports, and practically all of a student’s school activities. Vision therapy can help to strengthen the visual skills – and may be just be the solution you have been searching for. 

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