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7 Common Pediatric Eye Conditions 

by Russ Lazarus May 18, 2021

Almost 20% of American children under 18 have a diagnosed eye or vision condition. Diagnosing eye problems in childhood can help minimize potential damage and makes treatment faster and more effective. That’s why parents should know about the most common pediatric eye problems and their symptoms.

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Blurry Vision and Headaches

by Russ Lazarus May 18, 2021

Did you know that headaches and blurred vision could indicate you have a undiagnosed eye condition? When blurred vision and a headache are experienced at the same time it can be frightening, especially the first time it happens. Blurred vision can affect one or both eyes. It can cause vision to be cloudy, dim, or even peppered with shapes and colors, making it difficult to see.

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Visual Sequential Memory

by Russ Lazarus May 11, 2021

Does your child struggle with reading or comprehension? It could be a visual sequential memory problem. The ability to remember the objects in a certain

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Visual Figure Ground

by Russ Lazarus May 11, 2021

Does your child struggle with copying words from the board? Or have difficulty finding important words in a text? It could be a visual figure-ground

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Visual Descrimination

by Russ Lazarus May 11, 2021

Has your child been told they have a learning difficulty? It could be a visual discrimination problem. Visual discrimination is the ability to determine similarities

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Visual Closure

by Russ Lazarus May 11, 2021

Does your child struggle with reading? Or have difficulty completing a puzzle? It could be a visual closure problem. The ability to quickly view parts

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2021 Update: Vision Therapy for Eye Tracking

by Russ Lazarus April 25, 2021

Over 30% of those diagnosed as having dyslexia have an eye tracking deficit. When a child has a visual processing or perceptual disorder it hinders

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How does Visual Efficiency affect Learning?

by Russ Lazarus April 25, 2021

Over 15% of the population suffer with visual efficiency problems – impacting their academic results and workplace performance.  Visual efficiency is understood by measuring how

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2021 Update: Published Studies in Vision Therapy

by Russ Lazarus April 25, 2021

Evidence-based medicine integrates academic research with clinical trials — making it the gold standard of published research.  Are looking for published research on VT? Provided

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2021 Update: Writing and Spelling

by Russ Lazarus April 25, 2021

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 also

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2021 Update: Vision Therapy Research

by Russ Lazarus April 25, 2021

Vision therapy is an evidence-based science with over 260 published articles on its effectiveness. Are looking for published research on VT? Provided below are just

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2021 Update: Parent’s Checklist for Vision Therapy

by Russ Lazarus April 25, 2021

Does your child struggle in school and you’re not sure why? Up to 25 in every 100 children are affected by vision problems — that’s

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2021 Update: Vision Therapy for Learning

by Russ Lazarus April 25, 2021

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.

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2021 Update: Vision Therapy for Visual Efficiency

by Russ Lazarus April 25, 2021

Reduced visual efficiency can greatly reduce a student’s ability to learn or be an adult’s office productivity. Reduced visual efficiency can negatively impact a person’s

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2021 Update: Treatments for BVD

by Russ Lazarus April 25, 2021

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 two

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2021 Update: Lazy Eye and Adults

by Russ Lazarus April 25, 2021

Lazy eye is estimated to affect up to 5% of all adults. For many decades, it has been thought that only children under the age

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2021 Update: Vision Therapy for Adults

by Russ Lazarus April 25, 2021

Vision therapy can be more effective for adult patients, as they are typically more motivated in therapy.
Once an adult starts to notice the results of vision therapy with their own eyes they realize how beneficial it can be for them, motivating them to improve even further.

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2021 Update: BVD and Digital Eye Strain

by Russ Lazarus April 19, 2021

Over 50% of the population suffer with Digital Eye Strain (DES) impacting the lives of both children and adults. Eye strain describes a group of symptoms which occurs after extended use of the eyes, usually involving intense concentration or long periods of sustained attention. If you have any eye discomfort caused by looking at something for a long time, you probably have eye strain, you may have experienced Digital Eye Strain, if you have sitting in front of a computer screen for hours!

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2021 Update: BVD and Headaches

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

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.

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What are Visual Efficiency Problems?

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

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.

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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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Does Dyslexia Impact your Work Performance?

by Russ Lazarus March 11, 2021

Dyslexia affects around 15% of Americans, impacting the lives and work performance of millions of adults. Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects the way

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Can you Improve your Child’s Academic Performance?

by Russ Lazarus March 11, 2021

Did you know that 80% of the information you learn comes through your vision? If your child struggles to read or keep up with their

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What Are the Benefits of Vision Therapy?

by Russ Lazarus March 11, 2021

Vision therapy is a structured program provided by highly trained and experienced optometrists. If you are considering vision therapy, it is important to understand the differences between programs offered by orthotists, occupational therapists and other healthcare practitioners.

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Vision Therapy Builds Confidence 

by Devora Kramer 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

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Vision Therapy or Orthoptic Therapy?

by Devora Kramer January 27, 2021

Vision therapy and orthoptic therapy are sometimes confused with one another.  The information on this page includes everything you need to know about what makes

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Near Point Visual Stress (NPVS)

by Devora Kramer January 23, 2021

Modern science now understands why long hours of reading and screen time can lead to eye strain. When the visual system struggles to meet the

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Eye Conditions That Can Affect Academic Success

by Devora Kramer January 20, 2021

Is your child struggling to keep up with their classmates? A vision condition may be affecting their ability to achieve academic success.  The following eye

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Vision Therapy

by Devora Kramer January 20, 2021

Has your optometrist recommended a program of vision therapy?  Vision therapy is an effective program designed to treat a variety of vision conditions that cannot

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Prism Lenses for Double Vision

by Devora Kramer January 20, 2021

Double vision is a relatively common problem, and is responsible for 850,000 visits to the doctor and hospital each year. Double vision, also known as

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How Does Vision Therapy Boost Self Confidence?

by Devora Kramer January 17, 2021

Could improving your child’s school grades also improve their motivation and self confidence? Many children who suffer from reduced visual skills are not identified and end up struggling through school and even on the sports field – often being mislabeled as clumsy, lazy, or learning disabled and even misdiagnosed with ADHD. These negative stigmas can significantly impact a child’s self esteem and confidence, both inside and outside the classroom.

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Headaches and Migraines 

by Russ Lazarus December 20, 2020

Over 15 percent of adults in the U.S. complain of severe headaches or migraines. What’s the difference between a headache and migraine?  Headaches A headache

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What Is Syntonic Phototherapy?

by Russ Lazarus December 20, 2020

Syntonic phototherapy is a simple, non-invasive light therapy treatment that has been around for more than 70 years. Syntonic phototherapy uses specific light colors, frequencies

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What’s the Deal with Prism Lenses?

by Randy L. Schulman November 24, 2020

Author: Dr. Randy Schulman EyeCare Associates, CT Has your eye doctor prescribed prism glasses or lenses? More recently, people are hearing more and more about

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Vision Therapy for Headaches: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 15, 2020

Real life stories of children and adults who suffered from headaches before completing a vision therapy program. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click

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Can Adults Have Convergence Insufficiency?

by Russ Lazarus August 9, 2020

Convergence insufficiency (CI) is a common vision condition that affects up to 17 percent of children and adults.  While CI is generally diagnosed in children

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Double Vision (Diplopia)

by Russ Lazarus August 7, 2020

Each year, approximately 850,000 visits to the doctor and emergency room are associated with double vision.  Double vision, medically termed diplopia, can be very worrisome.

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