2021 Update: Reading Comprehension
Since 80 percent of learning is through vision, if a child has a visual problem it will affect their reading comprehension. The first step inRead More
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) andRead More
What is Visual Information Processing?
Have you been told your child has difficulties with their Visual Information Processing? How can optometrists help? Visual processing describes the way the brain processesRead More
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,Read More
Visual Motor Integration
Does your child have difficulty with hand-eye coordination or playing sports? It could be a visual motor integration problem When a child incorrectly perceives theRead More
Visual Sequential Memory
Does your child struggle with reading or comprehension? It could be a visual sequential memory problem. The ability to remember the objects in a certainRead More
Has your child been told they have a learning difficulty? It could be a visual discrimination problem. Visual discrimination is the ability to determine similaritiesRead More
5 Tips to Avoid Computer Eye Strain
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 percentRead More
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 hindersRead More
2021 Update: Writing and Spelling
Your child’s vision might be clear, but do they also have clear handwriting and accurate spelling? Vision is not just ‘20/20 sight’ but is alsoRead More
2021 Update: Vision Therapy for Learning
Research shows 25 percent of children have a significant vision problem that impacts their learning, according to the American Optometric Association (AOA). Up to 80 percent of all learning comes through the visual pathways. There are 17 visual skills that are necessary to perform at school and the office, these are all critical for learning.Read More
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 twoRead More
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 eyesRead More
2021 Update: BVD and Dyslexia
Studies show that up to 15% of the population may be dyslexic, though less than 10 percent actually receive a formal diagnosis. Dyslexia is a complex condition that impacts the way the brain interprets and processes information. It is one of the most common learning disabilities that affects writing, spelling and reading.Read More
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 of your surroundings and often prevents sufferers from living a normal life.Read More
2021 Update: BVD and Headaches
More than 14% 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 nausea and make it difficult to speak and think clearly.Read More
Is there a Link between Visual Skills and Reading?
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 ofRead More
Vision and Autism: Part 2
Author: Randy Schulman, MS, OD, FCOVD As vision is key to so many other systems, vision intervention, such as vision therapy, can have a profoundRead More
Vision and Autism: Part 1
Author: Randy Schulman, MS, OD, FCOVD This year marks my 30th year as an optometrist and during all of those years I have seen thousandsRead More
Nearsighted or Farsighted?
Have you been told you are ‘nearsighted’ or ‘farsighted’ but not totally sure what they mean? Both of these may require you to rely onRead More
What Are Visual Efficiency Problems?
Poor visual efficiency skills can negatively impact performance in school, at the office, and on the sports field. Understanding and knowing what to look out for can help with early detection and treatment of visual problems – leading to improved school grades and sports achievements.Read More
Vision Therapy for Concussions
Up to 90% of people experience vision problems after experiencing a concussion. The symptoms that persist following a concussion are collectively called Post Trauma VisionRead More
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 cureRead More
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 critical for achieving on the sports field.Read More
Building Self Esteem
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.Read More
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 yourRead More
What Are the Signs You Need Vision Therapy?
Are you concerned with your performance at school, work, or sports? Strengthening the visual skills boosts your ability to focus, read, concentrate and all other aspects required for work performance. Vision therapy is a customized, personalized treatment program designed to strengthen and improve visual skills, resulting in enhanced reading, learning, attention and the overall school performances.Read More
Could Your Child Have Digital Eye Strain?
Since 2010, there has been a 70% increase of smartphone usage and 40% increase in laptop usage worldwide. Eye doctors are reporting a major increaseRead More
Could Eye Strain Impact your Work Performance?
Do you feel your work performance is impacted by tiredness, headaches or eye strain?
Vision therapy may just be the solution you have been searching for.
Vision therapy is an effective customized program that can deliver clearer and more comfortable vision. Vision therapy has been clinically proven to be effective for adults too.
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 wayRead More
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 difficultRead More
What Is Computer Vision Syndrome?
About 70% of computer users suffer from eye strain, known as ‘Computer Vision Syndrome’. If you suffer from fatigue, headaches, migraines or lose attention easily when using a computer, you most probably are experiencing this very common visual problem. Vision therapy could provide the relief you have searching for.Read More
BVD Symptoms and Treatment
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 and adults and since there is a wide range of symptoms to BVD, this condition is often misdiagnosed as dyslexia or ADD/ADHD.Read More
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.Read More
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,Read More
Convergence Insufficiency FAQs
Q1: What is convergence insufficiency (CI)? A: Convergence insufficiency is a highly treatable binocular vision condition that affects near vision and eye muscle coordination. ConvergenceRead More
Vision and Learning Difficulties FAQs
These are the ten most frequent questions asked to vision therapy eye doctors.
You may easily find answers to your questions. If you still have questions, contact your nearest eye doctor experienced in children’s vision and vision therapy.
Vision for Basketball
Many have dreamed of netting a 3 pointer the way Stephen Curry can— but did you know that strong visual skills are needed to landRead More
Vision for Football
Did you know that Larry Fitzgerald, 11 times pro-bowl receiver of the Arizona Cardinals, attributes his success to vision therapy? Football is a sport inRead More
Vision for Ice Hockey
Your visual skills can affect your ice hockey performance. Wayne Gretzky, known as the “The Great One”, is the leading scorer in NHL history, withRead More
Vision for Tennis
Tennis players need speed, endurance, flexibility, and agility to be successful in the game. Did you know that tennis players also need excellent visual skills?Read More
Vision for Golf
Strong visual skills are vital for optimal golf performance— from seeing your target, reading a putt, and even visualizing your swing? Your ability to playRead More
Vision for Baseball
If you think that hitting that 100 mile per hour fastball out of the park is all about athletic genes or natural abilities, what youRead More
What is Sports Vision?
Do you feel like your sports performance does not measure up to your athletic ability? You may be suffering from a vision problem, a vision problem may actually be causing the difficulty you are experiencing while participating in sports activities.Read More
Vision Therapy for ADD
Vision Therapy for ADHD Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD, but continues to suffer from reading and attention issues? Does your have eye trackingRead More
Does My Child Have ADHD?
The primary behaviors associated with ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These are similar to those experienced with undiagnosed visual problems and may be improved with vision therapy.Read More
Visual Side Effects of ADHD Medication
What are the visual side effects of ADHD medication?
A child who has been prescribed a medication for ADHD may experience an increase in their visual problems. Many times ADHD medications can have an opposite affect – leading to increased difficulties in maintaining attention in class, as well as other challenges that may worsen the ADHD behavior.Read More
Optometric Management of Dyslexia
Comprehensive eye exams are essential if your child has been diagnosed with dyslexia.
Children diagnosed with dyslexia could have an undiagnosed visual problem and may respond well to options such as eyeglasses or vision therapy.
Convergence Insufficiency and ADHD
This page provides just two of the many research papers that link Convergence Insufficiency (CI) with ADHD. 1. The Relationship Between Convergence Insufficiency and ADHDRead More
Vision and Learning Difficulties
Approximately 80 percent of all learning comes through the visual pathways. Any interference in the visual pathways can inhibit a child from performing to their maximum potential. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA) 25% of all children, or 1 in 4 students, have a vision problem significant enough to impact their learning.Read More
What Is Vision Therapy?
Vision therapy is a fully customized and personalized treatment program designed to improve and strengthen visual skills, and re-train the child’s visual system to interpret visual input with increased accuracy and ease.
Vision therapy is more than just simple eye exercises — it improves brain-eye communication, and the effective operation of the child’s visual system.
The aim of vision therapy is to enhance the visual skills — eye-tracking, focusing, convergence, eye-hand coordination, visual processing speed and more!
Can Vision Problems be Misdiagnosed as ADHD?
While many children with ADHD have 20/20 vision, they may still suffer from vision problems that affect their ability to learn. Functional vision difficulties can produce similar symptoms to those found in ADHD. These visual problems can lead to skipping lines, confusing words and word-order, etc. – making it impossible for the child to read accurately and efficiently.Read More
ADHD and Vision: Success Stories
Real life stories from parents of children diagnosed with ADHD – when a vision problem was an underlying issue and was successfully managed with a personalized program of vision therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection.Read More