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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: Eye Fatigue

by Russ Lazarus April 19, 2021

As many as 90% of people who use computers daily report eye fatigue symptoms. Vision is our primary sense, but most people take their eyes […]

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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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Which Foods Help Dry Eyes?

by Russ Lazarus March 17, 2021

Over 16 million Americans experience dry eyes. Other than dryness of the eye, symptoms of dry eye include burning, irritation and grittiness. While studies have […]

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Building Self Esteem

by Russ Lazarus March 17, 2021

Too many children are labelled as lazy learners, poor students, learning difficulty and even dyslexia and ADHD, when it could be an undiagnosed vision problem. […]

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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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What are the Signs you Need Vision Therapy?

by Russ Lazarus March 16, 2021

Are you concerned with your performance at school, work, or sports?  You may benefit with vision therapy! Vision therapy is a customized, personalized treatment program […]

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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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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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Could Eye Strain Impact your Work Performance?

by Russ Lazarus March 16, 2021

Do you feel your work performance is impacted by tiredness, headaches or eye strain? Vision therapy may just be the solution you have been searching […]

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Does Dyslexia Impact your Work Performance?

by Russ Lazarus March 11, 2021

Dyslexia affects around 15% of Americans, impacting the lives and work performance of millions of adults. Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects the way […]

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How to Adjust to New Glasses

by Russ Lazarus February 15, 2021

Have you ever put on a new pair of glasses for the first time, and noticed that your vision was blurry or making you feel […]

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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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Why Is My Eye Twitching?

by Russ Lazarus November 2, 2020

Have you ever felt your eyelid moving or twitching involuntarily?  What is an eye twitch? An eye twitch, clinically termed myokymia, occurs when the eyelid […]

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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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COVID-19 and Computer Vision Syndrome

by Alexandar Andrich October 15, 2020

Author: Dr. Alex Andrich and Patti Andrich The Vision Development Team Coping with COVID-19 may be affecting your vision The American Optometric Association (AOA) defines […]

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What Is Intermittent Strabismus?

by Russ Lazarus August 30, 2020

Strabismus, also called an eye turn, can be intermittent or constant— depending on how often it occurs.  Intermittent strabismus occurs occasionally, most often during stressful […]

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Vision Therapy for “Laziness”: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 16, 2020

Personal stories from parents of children who were mislabeled as “lazy”, when a vision problem was the underlying cause. *Names have been changed for privacy […]

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Vision Therapy for Fatigue: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 16, 2020

Real life stories of adults and children who experienced eye fatigue from prolonged near vision tasks before completing a program of Vision Therapy. *Names have […]

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Vision Therapy for Dizziness: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 16, 2020

Stories of adults and children who suffered from dizziness or motion sickness prior to completing a program of Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for […]

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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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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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ADHD FAQs

by Russ Lazarus July 13, 2020

Q: What is ADHD? A: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common behavioral disorders that affects children. Approximately 5% of children […]

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Does Dyslexia Affect Adults?

by Russ Lazarus June 23, 2020

Dyslexia in adulthood Dyslexia is a complex condition that affects the way the brain processes and interprets information. Dyslexia can impact reading, writing, and spelling. […]

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Blue Light and Screens

by Russ Lazarus June 18, 2020

Over exposure to high energy visible (HEV) blue light may be harmful to your health, and has become a rising concern among eye care professionals. […]

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Guide to Contact Lenses 

by Russ Lazarus June 16, 2020

How do contact lenses correct vision? Have you ever thought about how a piece of plastic can improve your vision? Contact lenses are primarily prescribed […]

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Myopia Management

by Russ Lazarus June 7, 2020

Are you concerned that your myopia is worsening? Myopia, also known as nearsightedness or shortsightedness, is the inability to see distant images or objects clearly— […]

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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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Dry Eye

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Dry Eye Do all eye drops work the same way? How do meibomian glands cause dry eyes?   Are there natural ways to heal dry eye? […]

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Why Buy Contact Lenses from an Optometrist?

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Purchasing contact lenses from an online supplier is tempting, but may end up costing you more in the long run. The latest trend in purchasing […]

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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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Vision Therapy for Special Needs

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

Vision Therapy for Special Needs How do vision problems impact daily life for children with special needs? Do children with special needs require special eye […]

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Do Children Need Sunglasses?

by Russ Lazarus May 3, 2020

We all appreciate the need to protect our skin and eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation— this is even more important for children! Your child’s […]

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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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Why Does My Child Need Bifocals?

by Russ Lazarus April 19, 2020

What are bifocal glasses? Bifocal lenses are effective in supporting a child’s focusing for all school work and may even alleviate eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision […]

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Vision and Vestibular Dysfunction

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2020

Do you often experience dizziness or feel as though the world is spinning around you (vertigo)? Do you experience motion sickness, or a persistent sense […]

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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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Vision Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injuries: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

Below are stories from children and adults who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their experiences with Vision Therapy. *Names have been altered […]

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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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Digital Eye Strain: Myths and Facts

by Russ Lazarus March 19, 2020

Digital eye strain (DES), also known as computer vision syndrome (CVS) affects over 50 percent of people, including both children and adults.  In recent years, […]

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