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2021 Update: Reading Fluency

by Russ Lazarus April 19, 2021

80 percent of classroom learning is visual, meaning that any problems in the visual system can impact a child’s reading fluency. If a child has […]

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2021 Update: Dyslexia

by Russ Lazarus April 19, 2021

Studies show that up to 15 percent of the population may be dyslexic, though less than 10 percent actually receive a formal diagnosis. Dyslexia is […]

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Is there a Link between Visual Skills and Reading?

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

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 of […]

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Vision and Autism: Part 2

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

Author: Randy Schulman, MS, OD, FCOVD As vision is key to so many other systems, vision intervention, such as vision therapy, can have a profound […]

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Vision and Autism: Part 1

by Randy L. Schulman April 13, 2021

Author: Randy Schulman, MS, OD, FCOVD This year marks my 30th year as an optometrist and during all of those years I have seen thousands […]

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What are Visual Efficiency Problems?

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

Did you know that visual dysfunction can dramatically reduce a person’s ability to learn or their productivity at work?  Poor visual skills can negatively impact […]

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Which Eye Conditions can Affect Learning?

by Russ Lazarus March 16, 2021

According to the College of Optometrists In Vision Development (COVD), 25% of all children have an undiagnosed vision problem impacting their school grades. If your […]

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Does your Child have a Learning Difficulty?

by Russ Lazarus March 16, 2021

Is your child not reaching their potential at school?  Up to 80 percent of all learning comes through the visual pathways. Vision gives us the […]

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Your Baby’s Vision Development

by Valerie Lam February 8, 2021

Congratulations! You’re the proud parent of a new baby and you are so curious as to what they can see in their first year of […]

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What Is Neuroplasticity?

by Devora Kramer January 23, 2021

Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to change and adapt in response to new experiences. It was once thought that the nerve fibers in the […]

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How to Improve Your Child’s Reading Skills

by Devora Kramer January 17, 2021

Since 80 percent of all that is learned enters through the visual pathways, any type of visual impairment can prevent a child from achieving academic […]

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Understanding Convergence Insufficiency

by Devora Kramer January 17, 2021

Convergence insufficiency (CI) affects up to 15 percent of all school-age children. Convergence insufficiency is a binocular vision condition that affects near vision and eye […]

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Do Vision Screenings Assess Functional Vision?

by Devora Kramer January 17, 2021

Most vision screenings conducted at schools measure visual acuity, or how well you can see, but unfortunately, do not assess other important aspects of a […]

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Vision Therapy for Math: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus November 11, 2020

Personal stories from adults and children who improved their math scores following Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a […]

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Vision Therapy for Reading Improvement: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus November 11, 2020

Real life stories of children with reading difficulties, where an underlying visual problem was diagnosed and treated with Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for […]

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Do Pencil Push-Ups Work?

by Russ Lazarus October 20, 2020

Pencil push-ups are a commonly prescribed eye exercise for the treatment of convergence insufficiency (CI).  The question is, are they really effective? Pencil push-up treatment […]

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Can Glasses or Eye Patches Treat Convergence Insufficiency?

by Russ Lazarus July 27, 2020

If you have been diagnosed with convergence insufficiency (CI), or are experiencing symptoms of CI, you may be wondering how CI is treated. Any type […]

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Do I Have Convergence Insufficiency?

by Russ Lazarus July 26, 2020

Wondering if convergence insufficiency (CI) is impacting your school or work performance?  Take this quick quiz to find out. People with CI often experience blurry […]

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Convergence Insufficiency FAQs

by Russ Lazarus July 15, 2020

Q: What is convergence insufficiency (CI)? A: Convergence insufficiency is a highly treatable binocular vision condition that affects near vision and eye muscle coordination. Convergence […]

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Vision for Basketball 

by Russ Lazarus July 13, 2020

Many have dreamed of netting a 3 pointer the way Stephen Curry can— but did you know that strong visual skills are needed to land […]

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 Vision for Football

by Russ Lazarus July 13, 2020

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 in […]

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Vision for Ice Hockey

by Russ Lazarus July 12, 2020

Did you know that the strength of your visual skills can actually affect your ice hockey performance? Wayne Gretzky, known as the “The Great One”, […]

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Vision for Soccer

by Russ Lazarus July 12, 2020

Soccer is played in over 200 countries, making it the world’s most popular sport. The fastest goal in soccer history was scored in under three […]

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Vision for Tennis

by Russ Lazarus July 12, 2020

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? […]

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Vision for Golf

by Russ Lazarus July 12, 2020

Did you know that strong visual skills are necessary for optimal golf performance— from seeing your target, to reading a putt, and even visualizing your […]

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Vision for Baseball

by Russ Lazarus July 9, 2020

If you think that hitting that 100 mile per hour fastball out of the park is all about athletic genes or natural abilities, what you […]

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Vision Therapy for Adults

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Can adults benefit from vision therapy? Do you feel like your work performance is impacted by constant headaches or eye strain? Are you finding it […]

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Optical

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Optical What are scleral lenses? How to choose an eyeglass frame that fits you best. Do all sunglasses protect the eyes from UV radiation? Is […]

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Exophoria and Esophoria

by Russ Lazarus May 20, 2020

Has your child been diagnosed with exophoria or esophoria? What is exophoria? Exophoria occurs as a result of poor eye coordination, causing the eyes to […]

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Does My Child Have ADHD?

by Russ Lazarus May 14, 2020

The primary behaviors associated with ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. The discussion below describes each of these behaviors and their symptoms. 1. Inattention Children […]

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The Myth of 20/20 Vision

by Russ Lazarus May 13, 2020

Have you been told that your child has perfect 20/20 vision, but their difficulties continue to affect their academic success? Schedule an eye exam with […]

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Vision Therapy FAQs

by Russ Lazarus May 13, 2020

Q: What is vision therapy? A: Vision therapy can be described as physical therapy for the visual system— the brain and eyes. Vision therapy is […]

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A Guide to Children’s Eye Diseases

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

A guide to the common childhood eye diseases Eye doctors recommend children have their first comprehensive eye exam from six months of age to ensure […]

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Children’s Vision 101

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

Children’s Vision 101 Would you like to understand the importance of a pediatric eye exam? Would you like to know how to prevent your child’s […]

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Optometric Management of Dyslexia

by Russ Lazarus May 10, 2020

Visual evaluations are essential in the treatment of dyslexia. Children diagnosed with dyslexia could have an visual problem and these children may respond well to […]

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Convergence Insufficiency

by Russ Lazarus April 22, 2020

What is convergence insufficiency? Convergence insufficiency (CI) is a highly treatable binocular vision condition that affects near vision and eye muscle coordination. Convergence of the […]

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Vision Therapy Quiz

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

Is a vision problem interfering with your child’s school performance? Take this quick quiz to find out. If your child is not performing to their […]

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Convergence Insufficiency and ADHD

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

This page provides just two of the many research papers that link Convergence Insufficiency (CI) with ADHD.   1. The Relationship Between Convergence Insufficiency and […]

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Vision and Brain Injuries

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

Can the eyes and visual system be affected by a brain injury? Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in significant vision problems, unfortunately these often […]

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How Does a Traumatic Brain Injury Cause Vision Problems?

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

Children’s vision problems from traumatic brain injuries  We often think of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) affecting adults, however consider these facts: TBIs are the […]

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Eye Conditions That Cause Strabismus

by Russ Lazarus April 7, 2020

The following is a brief guide to the common eye conditions that can lead to an eye turn. Eye turns affect over 3 people in […]

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How Does Vision Affect Learning?

by Russ Lazarus April 7, 2020

Since up to 80 percent of everything a child learns is derived through the visual pathways, if there is any interference in those pathways, a […]

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Vision Therapy for Convergence Insufficiency: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus April 6, 2020

Real-life stories from parents of children who have successfully completed a vision therapy program for the treatment of Convergence Insufficiency. *Names of the children and […]

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Effective Treatment for Convergence Insufficiency

by Russ Lazarus April 6, 2020

Clinical research study shows the effectiveness of vision therapy for the treatment of Convergence insufficiency (CI). What is convergence insufficiency? Convergence is an essential visual […]

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Vision Therapy: Evidence-Based Research

by Russ Lazarus April 6, 2020

Provided below are references for published research articles on the topic of vision therapy and its effectiveness for the treatment of many vision conditions. Please […]

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What Is Vision Therapy?

by Russ Lazarus March 26, 2020

Vision therapy can be defined as the science of achieving clear and comfortable vision.  Vision therapy is designed to teach the child how the brain […]

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The 17 Key Visual Skills

by Russ Lazarus March 19, 2020

Did you know that there are 17 essential skills for success in reading, writing, sports, and practically all of your daily activities? Check out the […]

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ADHD and Vision: Recent Research

by Russ Lazarus March 19, 2020

Recent research has shown that ADHD behaviors may actually be a result of vision problems. If your child is fidgety, hyperactive, or distressed by his […]

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General Eye Care 101

by Ilan Manoim March 11, 2020

Primary Eye Care 101 Why are regular eye exams important? Can eye disease be prevented? What are the signs and symptoms of digital eye strain? […]

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Can Vision Problems be Misdiagnosed as ADHD?

by Russ Lazarus March 8, 2020

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 […]

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ADHD and Vision: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus March 8, 2020

Real life stories from parents of children diagnosed with ADHD— when a vision problem was an underlying issue. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. […]

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