7 Common Pediatric Eye Conditions
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.Read More
Blurry Vision and Headaches
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.Read 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
Visual Figure Ground
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-groundRead 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
Does your child struggle with reading? Or have difficulty completing a puzzle? It could be a visual closure problem. The ability to quickly view partsRead 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
How does Visual Efficiency affect Learning?
Over 15% of the population suffer with visual efficiency problems – impacting their academic results and workplace performance. Visual efficiency is understood by measuring howRead More
2021 Update: Published Studies in Vision Therapy
Evidence-based medicine integrates academic research with clinical trials — making it the gold standard of published research. Are looking for published research on VT? ProvidedRead 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 Research
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 justRead More
2021 Update: Parent’s Checklist for Vision Therapy
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’sRead 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: Vision Therapy for Visual Efficiency
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’sRead 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: Lazy Eye and Adults
Lazy eye is estimated to affect up to 5% of all adults. For many decades, it has been thought that only children under the ageRead More
2021 Update: Vision Therapy for Adults
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.
2021 Update: BVD and Digital Eye Strain
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!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
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
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
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
Can you Improve your Child’s Academic Performance?
Did you know that 80% of the information you learn comes through your vision? If your child struggles to read or keep up with theirRead More
What Are the Benefits of Vision Therapy?
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.Read More
Vision Therapy Builds Confidence
If your child has been struggling in school, they may also be struggling with their confidence and self esteem. Many children who suffer from reducedRead More
Vision Therapy or Orthoptic Therapy?
Vision therapy and orthoptic therapy are sometimes confused with one another. The information on this page includes everything you need to know about what makesRead More
Near Point Visual Stress (NPVS)
Modern science now understands why long hours of reading and screen time can lead to eye strain. When the visual system struggles to meet theRead More
Eye Conditions That Can Affect Academic Success
Is your child struggling to keep up with their classmates? A vision condition may be affecting their ability to achieve academic success. The following eyeRead More
The Do’s and Don’ts of Vision Therapy
Has your optometrist recommended a program of vision therapy? Vision therapy is an effective program designed to treat a variety of vision conditions that cannotRead More
Prism Lenses for Double Vision
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 asRead More
How Does Vision Therapy Boost Self Confidence?
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.Read More
Headaches and Migraines
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 headacheRead More
What Is Syntonic Phototherapy?
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, frequenciesRead More
What’s the Deal with Prism Lenses?
Author: Dr. Randy Schulman EyeCare Associates, CT Has your eye doctor prescribed prism glasses or lenses? More recently, people are hearing more and more aboutRead More
Vision Therapy for Headaches: Success Stories
Real life stories of children and adults who suffered from headaches before completing a vision therapy program. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. ClickRead More
Can Adults Have Convergence Insufficiency?
Convergence insufficiency (CI) is a common vision condition that affects up to 17 percent of children and adults. While CI is generally diagnosed in childrenRead More
Double Vision (Diplopia)
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.Read More