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: 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: 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
Vision and Autism: Part 2
Author: Randy Schulman, MS, OD, FCOVD As vision is key to so many other systems, vision intervention, such as vision therapy, can have a profoundRead More
Vision and Autism: Part 1
Author: Randy Schulman, MS, OD, FCOVD This year marks my 30th year as an optometrist and during all of those years I have seen thousandsRead 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
Which Eye Conditions Can Affect Learning?
According to the College of Optometrists In Vision Development (COVD), 25% of all children have an undiagnosed vision problem impacting their school grades. If yourRead More
Could Your Child Have Digital Eye Strain?
Since 2010, there has been a 70% increase of smartphone usage and 40% increase in laptop usage worldwide. Eye doctors are reporting a major increaseRead More
Are Your Child’s Grades a True Reflection of their Potential?
Is your child struggling in school? They may have a vision condition that is affecting their ability to achieve academic success. When school becomes difficultRead More
Burning Eyes at Night
If your eyes are burning at night, you may be suffering from dry eye syndrome. Dry eye syndrome can put a damper on your dayRead More
Why Am I Seeing Halos?
Seeing halos around lights can be a cause for concern, or it can be completely normal. If you notice a sudden appearance of halos orRead More
The Larry Fitzgerald Story
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.
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 innerRead More
What Is Neuroplasticity?
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 theRead More
How Can a Developmental Optometrist Help?
Developmental optometrists believe that vision can be developed and improved through a learned process. A developmental optometrist, also called a behavioral optometrist, focuses on theRead More
Eye Anatomy: External Parts of the Eye
The external parts of the eye work together to protect the eye and all of its internal structures. The following ocular structures are located onRead More
Eye Anatomy: The Back of the Eye
Did you know that the back of the eye is responsible for transferring visual information from the eye to the brain? In order to seeRead More
Eye Anatomy: The Front of the Eye
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?Read More
How Does the Eye Work?
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.Read More
How to Insert and Remove Scleral Lenses
New to scleral lenses? Here’s a beginner’s guide to inserting and removing scleral lenses. Scleral lenses are larger than the traditional hard or rigid gasRead More
How to Insert and Remove Hard Contact Lenses
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. ThisRead More
The Contact Lens Exam
Over 22 percent of people who wear eyeglasses enjoy the benefits of also using contact lenses. If you are thinking about contact lenses, a contactRead More
Contact Lenses: What Can Go Wrong?
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,Read More
The Do’s and Don’ts of Wearing Contact Lenses
Wearing contact lenses has many advantages when compared to eyeglasses. However, since the lenses sit directly on your eyes, it is crucial to be awareRead More
Optical and Contact Lenses
Buying your new pair of eyeglasses can be fun. The quality and range of lenses are always increasing. Considering contact lenses or laser surgery?Read More
Vision for School
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.Read More
Essential Vision Skills for College Students
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.Read More
Convergence Insufficiency and ADHD
This page provides just two of the many research papers that link Convergence Insufficiency (CI) with ADHD. 1. The Relationship Between Convergence Insufficiency and ADHDRead More
What Is ADHD?
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.Read More
A Teacher’s Guide to Vision
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)Read More
Harvard Statement: Vision and Literacy
‘Vision and Literacy: An Educational Problem that can be Solved’ Published by the Harvard Graduate School of Education (2001) On Tuesday, April 4, 2001, aRead More
Does My Child Have Dyslexia?
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.Read More
ADHD and Vision: Recent Research
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.Read More
Does ADHD Cause Social Problems?
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.Read More
ADHD and Vision: Success Stories
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.Read More