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Micro-prisms and BVD

by Russ Lazarus May 30, 2021

BVD can impact both children and adults, dramatically affecting school grades and office performance. What is BVD? Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD) is caused by the

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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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Micro-Prisms and BVD

by Russ Lazarus April 20, 2021

Has your eye doctor prescribed micro-prism lenses? Micro-prisms lenses are fast becoming the optimal treatment for people with Binocular Visual Dysfunction, BVD. With healthy binocular

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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 Anxiety

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

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.

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Vision and Autism: Part 2

by Randy L. Schulman 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

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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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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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 Is Computer Vision Syndrome?

by Russ Lazarus March 7, 2021

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.

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BVD and Motion Sickness

by Russ Lazarus February 17, 2021

Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD) is a condition where the eyes are misaligned and the visual system struggles to send one clear image to the brain. BVD can cause dizziness and motion sickness due to the visual system’s difficulties in fusing together the images from each eye.

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What is Binocular Visual Dysfunction (BVD)?

by Russ Lazarus February 17, 2021

Up to 20% of the world’s population suffers from Binocular Visual Dysfunction (BVD). If you experience headaches, blurred vision, anxiety, balance problems, and dizziness making simple everyday tasks difficult, you may have this common visual problem.

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Fix Your Vision After Brain Injury

by Valerie Lam February 11, 2021

Many optometrists can help patients with brain injuries, concussions, strokes, brain tumors, and brain surgeries that have left them with numerous visual problems. Author: Dr.

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Treating Amblyopia a New Way

by Valerie Lam February 11, 2021

Recent research has been widely published that there is a better and even more effective way to treat amblyopia (lazy eye), without the use of the famous pirate patch. This new method is known as ‘Binocular Vision Therapy’.

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Feeling Anxious? You May Have a Vision Problem

by Devora Kramer February 7, 2021

Anxiety disorders affect millions of people each year. But did you know that certain vision problems can actually trigger anxious thoughts and feelings? Binocular vision

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“Lazy Eyes” Are Not Lazy

by Devora Kramer January 31, 2021

If a lazy eye is not really ‘lazy’, then what is it exactly? Lazy eye (amblyopia) is the most common neuro-developmental vision condition, affecting up

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Stanford University: Concussions and Oculo-Motor Dysfunction

by Devora Kramer January 31, 2021

This month, a presentation was given by Dr. Jamshid Ghajar, MD, PhD, FACS at the Stanford Brain Performance Center (Department of Neurosurgery and Stanford Athletics),

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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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Are You Suffering From Post-Concussion Symptoms? 

by Devora Kramer January 26, 2021

Up to 90 percent of people experience post-concussion symptoms for many years… until they receive effective treatment from a neuro-optometrist.  Post traumatic vision syndrome (PTVS)

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Sixth Nerve Palsy

by Devora Kramer January 23, 2021

Sixth nerve palsy, also called abducens nerve palsy, is a rare condition that occurs when the sixth cranial nerve, also called the abducens nerve, becomes damaged.

Each year, around 11 in 100,000 people are diagnosed with sixth nerve palsy. 

The sixth cranial nerve is responsible for sending signals to the lateral rectus muscle. When the sixth cranial nerve becomes damaged, it prevents the lateral rectus muscle from operating and results in an inward eye turn (esotropia) and double vision.

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Fourth Nerve Palsy

by Devora Kramer January 23, 2021

Fourth Nerve Palsy, also known as Superior Oblique Palsy or Trochlear Nerve Palsy, occurs when the fourth cranial nerve becomes diseased or damaged. The fourth cranial nerve controls the actions of the superior oblique eye muscle and is responsible for turning the eye inward and downward.

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Do You Suffer From Headaches?

by Devora Kramer January 20, 2021

If you suffer from frequent headaches you may have binocular vision dysfunction. While this may sound concerning, try not to let yourself worry too much,

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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 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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What Are Prism Lenses?

by Russ Lazarus August 23, 2020

Prism lenses can be effectively used to treat vision conditions, such as double vision and other binocular vision difficulties. One of the most common uses for an eye doctor to prescribe prisms is to treat a condition known as Binocular Visual Dysfunction (BVD).

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Vision Therapy for Adults: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 16, 2020

Personal stories from adults whose lives have been enhanced with Vision Therapy.
*Names have been changed for privacy protection

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Vision Therapy for Double Vision: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 15, 2020

Personal stories from adults and children diagnosed with double vision. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success

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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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How Is Convergence Insufficiency Diagnosed?

by Russ Lazarus July 29, 2020

Do you often lose your place while reading? Do words on the computer screen seem blurry? Do you suffer from frequent headaches or eye discomfort

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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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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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Dyslexia FAQs

by Russ Lazarus July 15, 2020

Q: What is dyslexia? A: Dyslexia is a complex condition that impacts the way the brain processes and interprets information. It is one of the

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Convergence Insufficiency FAQs

by Russ Lazarus July 15, 2020

Q1: 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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Eyecare for Children

by Russ Lazarus May 25, 2020

Eyecare for Children Are you worried about your child needing glasses? Do you want to understand why your child needs bifocals or multifocals? Are you

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Guide to Eye Turns

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

Eye turns, are also known as strabismus, and affect over 1 in 20 babies and toddlers. With early detection and eye care treatment, with eyeglasses and vision therapy, the eye turn can often be resolved, without relying on complicated eye surgeries.

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Vision Therapy for Children

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

Are your child’s school grades not a true reflection of their potential? Has your child been told they have a learning or attention difficulties?
The problem could be with their eyes or visual skills and vision therapy might the solution you have been looking for.

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Vision Therapy

by Steve Sicherman April 17, 2020

Just checking how exerpts work

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Vision, Dizziness and Imbalance 

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

Many people experience dizziness or balance issues following a mild concussion or other traumatic brain injury (TBI). Dizziness or imbalance can be caused by a

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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? Yes, Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in significant vision problems, unfortunately these often remain undiagnosed for years, dramatically impacting the quality of life.

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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

Many common eye conditions can lead to an eye turn. Eye turns affect over 3 people in 100 and can be successfully treated by eye doctors, often without needing complex eye surgery.

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Parent’s Checklist to Identify a Vision Problem

by Russ Lazarus April 7, 2020

Is a vision problem impacting your child’s academic success or athletic performance?
Did you know that vision problems affect up to 25 in every 100 children – that’s at least six students in every class.
This checklist can be a useful tool for you to understand all of the behavioral and physical symptoms that your child is experiencing, and may help to facilitate the identification of a vision problem.

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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). Convergence is an essential visual skill for success in

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What Is Exotropia?

by Russ Lazarus March 26, 2020

Exotropia is a common form of strabismus characterized by an outward eye turn, away from the nose. Exotropia is a eye turn where one eye points outwards, this may be noticed while the child is looking at distance objects, near objects or both.

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The 4 Frequent Eye Conditions

by Russ Lazarus March 11, 2020

Have you been told you have an eye disease or need eye surgery? This guide will help you understand the 4 most common eye conditions:

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