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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

Did you know that visual dysfunction can dramatically reduce a person’s ability to learn or their productivity at work?  Poor visual skills can negatively impact […]

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Myopia and Vision Therapy

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2021

Vision therapy not only treats lazy eye, eye turn, or learning difficulties, but may also prevent or slow the progression of myopia. While a cure […]

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Is Binocular Vision Important for Sports?

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2021

Binocular vision is important for athletes, as it impacts their performance. An athlete can improve their visual skills and boost their performance on the field […]

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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 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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How Do Reading Glasses Help Children?

by Devora Kramer January 28, 2021

Has your optometrist prescribed reading glasses for your child?  When people think of reading glasses, they generally think of older adults with presbyopia— a condition […]

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The Larry Fitzgerald Story

by Devora Kramer January 27, 2021

The renowned NFL wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald Jr. attributes his successful football career to the skills he learned in vision therapy.  Larry Fitzgerald Jr. played […]

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Understanding Convergence Insufficiency

by Devora Kramer January 17, 2021

Convergence insufficiency (CI) affects up to 15 percent of all school-age children. Convergence insufficiency is a binocular vision condition that affects near vision and eye […]

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Do Vision Screenings Assess Functional Vision?

by Devora Kramer January 17, 2021

Most vision screenings conducted at schools measure visual acuity, or how well you can see, but unfortunately, do not assess other important aspects of a […]

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Protecting Your Child From Digital Eye Strain

by Russ Lazarus November 30, 2020

How does digital eye strain affect children? In recent years, there has been a significant surge in the amount of time children spend in front […]

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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 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. Contact a vision therapy eye doctor […]

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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 Homework Difficulties: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 15, 2020

Personal stories from parents of children who struggled to complete their homework before completing a program of vision therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy […]

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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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Vision and Learning Difficulties FAQs

by Russ Lazarus July 15, 2020

Q: My child is having difficulty in school, could he have a vision problem?  A: Up to 80 percent of all learning comes through the […]

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Vision for Basketball 

by Russ Lazarus July 13, 2020

Many have dreamed of netting a 3 pointer the way Stephen Curry can— but did you know that strong visual skills are needed to land […]

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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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 Vision for Football

by Russ Lazarus July 13, 2020

Did you know that Larry Fitzgerald, 11 times pro-bowl receiver of the Arizona Cardinals, attributes his success to vision therapy? Football is a sport in […]

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Vision for Ice Hockey

by Russ Lazarus July 12, 2020

Did you know that the strength of your visual skills can actually affect your ice hockey performance? Wayne Gretzky, known as the “The Great One”, […]

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Vision for Soccer

by Russ Lazarus July 12, 2020

Soccer is played in over 200 countries, making it the world’s most popular sport. The fastest goal in soccer history was scored in under three […]

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Vision for Golf

by Russ Lazarus July 12, 2020

Did you know that strong visual skills are necessary for optimal golf performance— from seeing your target, to reading a putt, and even visualizing your […]

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Vision for Baseball

by Russ Lazarus July 9, 2020

If you think that hitting that 100 mile per hour fastball out of the park is all about athletic genes or natural abilities, what you […]

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Sports Vision

by Russ Lazarus June 21, 2020

Do you feel like your sports performance does not measure up to your athletic ability? You may be suffering from a vision problem— read on […]

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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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Guide to Bifocals and Multifocals

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Have you noticed the need to hold your phone, books or restaurant menus farther from your eyes to improve their clarity? Presbyopia is the most […]

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Guide to Optical Lenses

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

In recent years, the transition from glass to plastic lenses has revolutionized the way we see. In the past, eyeglass lenses were made of glass. […]

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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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Bifocals for Lazy Eye

by Russ Lazarus May 19, 2020

What are bifocals? Bifocals are glasses that contain two lens prescriptions, one for near vision and one for distance vision. The lens powers are usually […]

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Visual Side Effects of ADHD Medication

by Russ Lazarus May 13, 2020

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that causes inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity- and can significantly impact academic success. Both children and adults can […]

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Presbyopia

by Russ Lazarus May 6, 2020

What is presbyopia? Presbyopia is the most common reason most adults begin to wear eyeglasses. Presbyopia gradually develops overtime, beginning at around age 40— it […]

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Multifocal Designs for Children

by Russ Lazarus May 5, 2020

Your eye doctor may have prescribed multifocal lenses for your child— but aren’t multifocals only for adults? What are multifocal lenses? Multifocal lenses, which many […]

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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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What Are ‘Low Plus’ Lenses?

by Russ Lazarus May 3, 2020

Why did your eye doctor prescribe ‘low plus’ lenses for your child? Low plus lenses, like their name suggests, have relatively low lens powers usually […]

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Are School Vision Screenings Reliable?

by Russ Lazarus April 20, 2020

Many schools conduct vision screenings as a service to try to identify vision problems that may affect their students’ academic performance… but are they reliable? […]

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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 Therapy for TBI Related Vision Conditions

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

How does a TBI affect vision? Vision is the most important source of sensory information. Consisting of a sophisticated complex of subsystems, the visual process […]

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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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Does My Child Have Dyslexia?

by Russ Lazarus March 26, 2020

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

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What Is Vision Therapy?

by Russ Lazarus March 26, 2020

Vision therapy can be defined as the science of achieving clear and comfortable vision.  Vision therapy is designed to teach the child how the brain […]

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Can Vision Problems be Misdiagnosed as ADHD?

by Russ Lazarus March 8, 2020

While many children with ADHD have 20/20 vision, they may still suffer from vision problems that affect their ability to learn. Functional vision difficulties can […]

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