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2021 Update: Reading Comprehension

by Russ Lazarus May 19, 2021

Since 80 percent of learning is through vision, if a child has a visual problem it will affect their reading comprehension.   The first step in

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Can Eye Drops Be Overused?

by Russ Lazarus May 18, 2021

Do you suffer from red, itchy eyes? Eye drops may provide relief, but don’t overuse them.  Overusing eye drops can cause more harm than good.

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Dry Eye or Eye Infection?

by Russ Lazarus May 13, 2021

Are your eyes red and irritated? Is it dry eyes or an eye infection?   To help you out, here are the key differences between dry

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What is Reading Fluency?

by Russ Lazarus May 11, 2021

Is your child’s reading below grade level? If so, it could be a reading fluency problem. If a child has some kind of visual dysfunction,

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2021 Update: Vision Therapy for Eye Tracking

by Russ Lazarus April 25, 2021

Over 30% of those diagnosed as having dyslexia have an eye tracking deficit. When a child has a visual processing or perceptual disorder it hinders

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2021 Update: Vision Therapy for Adults

by Russ Lazarus April 25, 2021

Vision therapy can be more effective for adult patients, as they are typically more motivated in therapy.
Once an adult starts to notice the results of vision therapy with their own eyes they realize how beneficial it can be for them, motivating them to improve even further.

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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: BVD and 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 50% of all adults experience dry eyes. Other than dryness of the eye, symptoms of dry eye include burning, irritation and grittiness. While studies

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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? Strengthening the visual skills boosts your ability to focus, read, concentrate and all other aspects required for work performance. Vision therapy is a customized, personalized treatment program designed to strengthen and improve visual skills, resulting in enhanced reading, learning, attention and the overall school performances.

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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 for.
Vision therapy is an effective customized program that can deliver clearer and more comfortable vision. Vision therapy has been clinically proven to be effective for adults too.

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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

If your child struggles to read, they may have an undetected visual problem. Reading fluency and comprehension is dependent on the strength of the visual skills – specifically, binocular vision, saccades, accommodation, visual fixation, and convergence. A deficiency in any of these visual skills can result in reading difficulties, which can consequently impact a child’s ability to learn.

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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 before completing a program of Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection.

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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

These are the ten most frequent questions asked to vision therapy eye doctors on ADHD. You may easily find answers to your questions below. If you still have questions, contact your nearest eye doctor experienced in treating children with ADHD or any attention difficulties.

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Does Dyslexia Affect Adults?

by Russ Lazarus June 23, 2020

Recent data shows that 1 in 10 adults have dyslexia and adults with dyslexia typically experience many challenges in the workplace and many adults also have low self esteem as a result of their dyslexia. Vision therapy has been shown to lead to improved reading, writing, and spelling. Vision therapy could be the solution you have been lookin for.

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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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What Are Contact Lenses?

by Russ Lazarus June 16, 2020

Contact lenses are designed to cover the cornea, the clear covering of the eye. They stay in place by adhering to the tear film of the eye, and through the pressure from the eyelids.  When you blink, your eyelid glides over the contact lens, enabling a cleansing and lubricating action to keep the contact lens comfortable on the cornea.

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What is Myopia Management?

by Russ Lazarus June 7, 2020

Myopia management has shown to decrease myopia progression by up to 78%. Myopia management is a treatment program to keep the level of myopia as low as possible, and reduce your risk of developing a serious sight-threatening eye disease. Myopia management can involve the use of eyeglasses, contact lenses, and eye drops— all scientifically proven to aid in the control of myopia progression.

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Vision Therapy for Adults

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Vision therapy is a proven and effective solution for adults as well as children.
Do you feel like your work performance is impacted by headaches or eye strain?
Are you finding it stressful to meet deadlines? 
Vision therapy is a remarkably effective program that improves vision skills to achieve more comfortable vision for reading and computer use – enhancing your workplace productivity.

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Guide to Dry Eye

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Do suffer with dry eyes? There are a range of very successful treatment now available that can offer you significant relief from your symptoms. The key is receiving the right diagnosis and appropriate advice from your eye doctor.

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Purchasing Contact Lenses Online?

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 contact lenses involves ordering from online retail suppliers. While it may seem appealing to have your contact lenses shipped straight to your door, unfortunately, there are many disadvantages to purchasing contact lenses online

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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 Special Needs

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

Children with special needs have a high rate of visual problems and their lives can be enhanced with the correct eye care. Vision therapy has also been shown to improve the visual skills to improve eye contact and interactions with their surroundings – significantly enhancing their lives.

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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

Convergence Insufficiency (CI) impacts the lives of up to 15% of all students. This is a highly treatable binocular vision condition that affects near vision and eye muscle coordination.
Children with CI can be mislabeled as ‘lazy’, ‘clumsy’, ‘poor students’ and ‘anxious’, or even misdiagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia.

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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 of unsteadiness or imbalance? You may have an inner ear disturbance called Vestibular Dysfunction. The good news is that these symptoms can be significantly reduced with vision therapy, allowing you to regain your quality of life.

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Vision Therapy Quiz

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

Could a vision problem be impacting your child’s school performance?

Take a quick quiz to find out.

Take a quick quiz to see if your child could benefit with vision therapy. If your child is not performing to their academic potential, they may be suffering from a vision problem.  According to experts, up to 50 percent of children with learning difficulties have a vision disorder that is impacting their ability to learn.

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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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