Education

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: 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: 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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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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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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Could Your Child Have Digital Eye Strain?

by Russ Lazarus March 16, 2021

Since 2010, there has been a 70% increase of smartphone usage and 40% increase in laptop usage worldwide.  Eye doctors are reporting a major increase

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Are Your Child’s Grades a True Reflection of their Potential?

by Russ Lazarus March 11, 2021

Is your child struggling in school? They may have a vision condition that is affecting their ability to achieve academic success.  When school becomes difficult

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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 life. The moment a child opens their eyes from birth, they begin to take in all their surroundings and try to make sense of it all. Their vision and the developmental phase of processing occurs over a few stages and sets the foundation of being able to properly navigate through this big world.

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Burning Eyes at Night

by Devora Kramer February 6, 2021

If your eyes are burning at night, you may be suffering from dry eye syndrome.  Dry eye syndrome can put a damper on your day

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Why Am I Seeing Halos?

by Devora Kramer February 6, 2021

Seeing halos around lights can be a cause for concern, or it can be completely normal.  If you notice a sudden appearance of halos or

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The Larry Fitzgerald Story

by Devora Kramer January 27, 2021

Have you heard of NFL star Arizona Cardinals wide receiver, Larry Fitzgerald?
He is the second most career leading receiver for total TDs, yards, catches and more, after the legendary Jerry Rice. Larry credits his success on the field to a customized vision therapy program.

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Meniere’s Disease

by Devora Kramer January 23, 2021

Meniere’s disease affects 2 in 1000 adults and over 45,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. What is Meniere’s disease? Meniere’s disease is an inner

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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 Can a Developmental Optometrist Help?

by Russ Lazarus October 14, 2020

Developmental optometrists believe that vision can be developed and improved through a learned process.  A developmental optometrist, also called a behavioral optometrist, focuses on the

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Eye Anatomy: External Parts of the Eye

by Russ Lazarus October 11, 2020

The external parts of the eye work together to protect the eye and all of its internal structures.  The following ocular structures are located on

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Eye Anatomy: The Back of the Eye

by Russ Lazarus October 11, 2020

Did you know that the back of the eye is responsible for transferring visual information from the eye to the brain? In order to see

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Eye Anatomy: The Front of the Eye

by Russ Lazarus October 11, 2020

Did you know that the eye is made up of over 2 million parts, each contributing a distinct vital role in your ability to see?

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 How Does the Eye Work?

by Russ Lazarus October 11, 2020

If 80% of everything we learn comes through our eyes – the question is, how? The eye contains over two million working parts and is considered the second most complex organ in the body, the most complex is the brain. The inner structures of the eye all work together to produce an image that your brain interprets.

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How to Insert and Remove Scleral Lenses

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

Inserting and removing your scleral lenses may be challenging at first. This article will guide you through the process until you feel comfortable on your

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How to Insert and Remove Hard Contact Lenses

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

Below is a helpful guide on how to insert and remove your rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses using the most common, easy to follow methods. This

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The Contact Lens Exam

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

Over 22 percent of people who wear eyeglasses also wear contact lenses. If you are thinking about contact lenses, let your eye doctor know that

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Contact Lenses: What Can Go Wrong?

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

When it comes to eyewear, contact lenses offer many benefits. But contact lens use can also cause serious complications to your eye health and vision,

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Wearing Contact Lenses

by Russ Lazarus September 3, 2020

Wearing contact lenses has many advantages when compared to eyeglasses. However, since the lenses sit directly on your eyes, it is crucial to be aware

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Optical and Contact Lenses

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Buying your new pair of eyeglasses can be fun. The quality and range of lenses are always increasing. Considering contact lenses or laser surgery?

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Vision for School

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

Is your child not reaching their potential at school? For a child to succeed in school they need excellent vision and strong visual skills, including eye tracking, focusing, binocular vision and visual processing. These skills can be enhanced with the correct eyewear and vision therapy.

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Essential Vision Skills for College Students

by Russ Lazarus April 19, 2020

Strong visual skills are essential for academic success in college

College students have significantly high demands on their visual systems— and the integrity of their visual skills are critical for their success in their studies. Colleges and universities are known for their large lecture halls and seemingly endless amount of requirements. The great amount of studies that are involved in fulfilling these requirements lead to many hours of reading textbooks, studying, and using computers – all requiring excellent visual skills.

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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 ADHD

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What Is ADHD?

by Russ Lazarus April 7, 2020

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common behavioral disorders among children. ADHD behaviors generally interfere with academic and social success and cause many difficult challenges. Over four million American children – up to 11 percent of school age students – are diagnosed with ADHD.

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A Teacher’s Guide to Vision

by Russ Lazarus April 7, 2020

As an educator, it may surprise you to discover that many students that show signs of a learning difficulty actually have an undetected vision problem. Teachers play a vital role in the future success of their students and are the most qualified professionals to notice any learning problems in the classroom. “It is estimated that more than ten million school age children suffer from vision problems that may cause them learning difficulties in school.” (National PTA)

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Harvard Statement: Vision and Literacy

by Russ Lazarus April 7, 2020

‘Vision and Literacy: An Educational Problem that can be Solved’ Published by the Harvard Graduate School of Education (2001) On Tuesday, April 4, 2001, a

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Does My Child Have Dyslexia?

by Russ Lazarus March 26, 2020

Has your child been diagnosed with Dyslexia? Since up to 80 percent of learning in school is acquired through vision, a child diagnosed with dyslexia may actually have an undiagnosed vision problem, causing difficulties with their academic performance.

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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 schoolwork, you may think that a diagnosis of ADHD is obvious. In the last 15 years, many clinical trials have been published and show that many vision problems can affect your child in the same way as an attention deficit disorder. Vision problems can be effectively treated, often without medications.

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Does ADHD Cause Social Problems?

by Russ Lazarus March 11, 2020

Sometimes children with ADHD don’t fully understand what is expected of them in social situations. Children with ADHD usually encounter many obstacles in school, finding it difficult to succeed in their studies. Many children with ADHD face difficulties in reading or math, organization, focus, as well as their attention challenges.

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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 and was successfully managed with a personalized program of vision therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection.

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