Does my Baby have a Vision Problem?
Infant eye exams are essential to ensure your baby’s visual development meets their developmental milestones. Most baby’s eyes are assessed by a neonatologist within aRead More
2021 Update: Autism (ASD) and Vision
The latest information on autism (ASD) and how optometrists can provide life-changing interventions. Studies of eye clinic records suggest that children with autism (ASD) andRead More
Children’s Vision: FAQs
These are the 5 most frequent questions asked to eye doctors on children’s vision. You may easily find answers to your questions below. If you still have questions, contact your nearest eye doctor experienced in children’s vision.Read More
7 Common Pediatric Eye Conditions
Almost 20% of American children under 18 have a diagnosed eye or vision condition. Diagnosing eye problems in childhood can help minimize potential damage and makes treatment faster and more effective. That’s why parents should know about the most common pediatric eye problems and their symptoms.Read 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: Lazy Eye and Adults
Lazy eye is estimated to affect up to 5% of all adults. For many decades, it has been thought that only children under the ageRead More
2021 Update: Vision Therapy for Adults
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.
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
When are Atropine Eye Drops Used?
Atropine is an essential eye drop used by eye doctors in both the diagnosis and treatment of many eye conditions. When you go for yourRead 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 a Child with ‘20/20 Sight’ Have a Vision Problem?
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,Read More
Does Your Child Have a Learning Difficulty?
Is your child not reaching their potential at school? Up to 80 percent of all learning comes through the eyes and visual pathways. Strong visual skills are critical for all aspects of learning. If there are problems with your child’s visual skills it could impact their ability to learn.Read More
Can you Improve your Child’s Academic Performance?
Did you know that 80% of the information you learn comes through your vision? If your child struggles to read or keep up with theirRead More
What Are the Benefits of Vision Therapy?
Vision therapy is a structured program provided by highly trained and experienced optometrists. If you are considering vision therapy, it is important to understand the differences between programs offered by orthotists, occupational therapists and other healthcare practitioners.Read More
Sandwiches and Vision Therapy?
A ‘sandwich’ is when pieces work better together, than each piece on its own … but what has this to do with vision therapy? ThisRead More
Lazy Eye Success
Author: Dr. Randy Schulman EyeCare Associates, CT “Vision therapy has helped me ride my bike, and helps me for school in math, writing, and reading. IRead More
Lazy Eyes Need Binocular Vision Therapy
Vision therapy has been shown to be the most effective solution for lazy eye, as it treats the underlying cause of the condition. A lazyRead More
“Lazy Eyes” Are Not Lazy
If a lazy eye is not really ‘lazy’, then what is it exactly? Lazy eye (amblyopia) is the most common neuro-developmental vision condition, affecting upRead More
Vision Therapy Builds Confidence
If your child has been struggling in school, they may also be struggling with their confidence and self esteem. Many children who suffer from reducedRead More
How Do Reading Glasses Help Children?
Has your optometrist prescribed reading glasses for your child? When people think of reading glasses, they generally think of older adults with presbyopia. Reading glasses for children, typically referred to as ‘low plus’ lenses, are not prescribed for the same reason as they are for adults, but rather to support the focusing skills necessary for near vision activities.Read More
Vision Therapy or Orthoptic Therapy?
Vision therapy and orthoptic therapy are sometimes confused with one another. The information on this page includes everything you need to know about what makesRead More
Eye Conditions That Can Affect Academic Success
Is your child struggling to keep up with their classmates? A vision condition may be affecting their ability to achieve academic success. The following eyeRead More
The Do’s and Don’ts of Vision Therapy
Has your optometrist recommended a program of vision therapy? Vision therapy is an effective program designed to treat a variety of vision conditions that cannotRead More
Prism Lenses for Double Vision
Double vision is a relatively common problem, and is responsible for 850,000 visits to the doctor and hospital each year. Double vision, also known asRead More
How Does Vision Therapy Boost Self Confidence?
Could improving your child’s school grades also improve their motivation and self confidence? Many children who suffer from reduced visual skills are not identified and end up struggling through school and even on the sports field – often being mislabeled as clumsy, lazy, or learning disabled and even misdiagnosed with ADHD. These negative stigmas can significantly impact a child’s self esteem and confidence, both inside and outside the classroom.Read More
Light: A Form of Therapy?
Author: Dr. Aaron Nichols Excel Neuro-Optometric Clinic Light therapy is now being used as a treatment to help people regain their quality of life followingRead More
What Is Syntonic Phototherapy?
Syntonic phototherapy is a simple, non-invasive light therapy treatment that has been around for more than 70 years. Syntonic phototherapy uses specific light colors, frequenciesRead More
Research Reveals New Effective Treatment for Adults with Lazy Eye
Amblyopia, also known as “lazy eye”, is a vision problem that affects both children and adults. Lazy eye typically begins in childhood and causes aRead More
Ptosis: Why Is My Eyelid Drooping?
What is ptosis? Ptosis, commonly referred to as a droopy eyelid, occurs when the upper eyelid droops down over the eye. A droopy eyelid canRead More
Does Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) Affect Eye-Hand Coordination?
What is a lazy eye and how does it develop? Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, is a neuro-developmental vision condition that begins in earlyRead More
8 Vision Therapy Myths and Facts
Vision therapy is a specialized program prescribed for the treatment of vision conditions that cannot be fully treated with eyeglasses or contact lenses. Unfortunately, thereRead More
Vision Therapy for Depth Perception: Success Stories
Personal stories from parents and children. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you mightRead More
How Is Convergence Insufficiency Diagnosed?
Do you often lose your place while reading? Do words on the computer screen seem blurry? Do you suffer from frequent headaches or eye discomfortRead More
7 Signs Your Child Might Have a Lazy Eye
Do you know the signs to look for to identify lazy eye in your child? A lazy eye is generally difficult to recognize because it usually develops in only one eye, without a noticeable eye turn. It is important to be aware of the signs that may indicate a lazy eye, since in most cases, the condition is not recognized easily – though it can significantly affect a child’s quality of life.Read More
Vision Therapy for Adults
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.
Eyecare for Children
Eyecare for Children Are you worried about your child needing glasses? Do you want to understand why your child needs bifocals or multifocals? Are youRead More
Hypertropia or Hyperphoria?
Hypertropia and hyperphoria are when the eyes are misaligned – one pointing higher than the other. Both these forms of eye turn can be well managed by optical lenses and vision therapy, often avoiding eye surgery.Read More
Bifocals for Lazy Eye
What are bifocals? Bifocals are glasses that contain two lens prescriptions, one for near vision and one for distance vision. The lens powers are usuallyRead More
Lazy Eye FAQs
These are the 12 most frequent questions asked to vision therapy eye doctors on lazy eye. You may easily find answers to your questions below. If you still have questions, contact your nearest eye doctor experienced in children’s vision, lazy eyes and vision therapy.Read More
Lazy Eye: The Latest Research
The Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) research provided evidence-based studies on treatment for children with lazy eye. PEDIG research on the effectiveness of lazyRead More
Vision Therapy FAQs
We are sure you have many questions, these FAQs are the most frequently questions asked by patients and parents to vision therapy eye doctors.
Find answers to your questions quickly and easily.
A Guide to Children’s Eye Diseases
As your child grows older, annual exams are crucial to ensure that their eyes continue to develop normally, and to detect any changes in vision or ocular health. Importantly: vision screenings conducted by schools are not a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam – ocular diseases and many vision problems cannot be identified through a screening.Read More
Have you suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussion and still experiencing vision problems? TBIs can cause double vision, blurriness, headaches and eye strain, these can be successfully treated with a personalized vision therapy program.Read More
Vision Therapy for Lazy Eye
Lazy eye is a common vision problem, affecting up to 1 in 20 (5%) of all children. Has your child been treated for lazy eye, yet the vision remains poor? Lazy eye can be successfully treated for both children and adults, with new digital techniques using computer-based 3D games.Read More
Vision Therapy for Children
Are your child’s school grades not a true reflection of their potential? Has your child been told they have a learning or attention difficulties?
The problem could be with their eyes or visual skills and vision therapy might the solution you have been looking for.
Home > Children’s Vision Children’s Vision Would you like to understand the importance of a pediatric eye exam? Would you like to know how toRead More
Until What Age Can a Lazy Eye Be Treated?
Recent research from the National Eye Institute (NEI) shows that a lazy eye can be successfully treated at least up to age 17. Lazy eyeRead More
Vision Development and Milestones
It is important to watch your baby’s development to ensure they reach their milestones. A child’s vision is a complex combination of the brain, the eyes and the vast array of nerves that connect them. At birth, this visual system is still immature and continues to develop throughout the child’s early years.Read More
Eye Drops For Children
What are eye drops used for in children? Your eye doctor may have used eye drops during the eye exam of your child or may have prescribed eye drops for their use. Eye drops are commonly administered or prescribed by eye doctors for children.Read More
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.
Are School Vision Screenings Reliable?
Many schools conduct vision screenings as a service to try to identify vision problems, but are they reliable? The simple answer is, no. These vision screenings are very limited, and are not a substitute for a comprehensive eye examination performed by an eye doctor.Read More
Lazy Eye: Success Stories
Read some real-life stories from patients who have successfully completed vision therapy for lazy eye. *Names have been changed for protection of privacy.Read More
Common Vision Problems Associated With a Brain Injury
Over 10 million traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur annually, worldwide. Approximately 2.8 million, close to 1 in 100, Americans suffer a form of TBI everyRead More
Q: Is strabismus surgery the only treatment option for an eye turn? A: No. Strabismus treatment options depend on the type of strabismus— direction ofRead More
My Lazy Eye Was Misdiagnosed
“Thanks to Vision Therapy, I Gained 3D Vision!”. A Personal Story by Rachel Cooper, Past Director of the Optometrists Network.Read More
Vision Therapy: Evidence-Based Research
Vision therapy is an evidence-based treatment modality. Do you want to see a list of references for published research articles on vision therapy and its effectiveness? Some of the references are available as links to original published research or complete articles in PDF format.Read More
What Is Lazy Eye?
According to research, amblyopia affects up to 1 in 33 of the population— this means up to 10 million people in the U.S. may have a lazy eye. Amblyopia, commonly known as a “lazy eye”, is a neuro-developmental vision condition that begins in early childhood and develops when one eye is unable to achieve normal visual acuity, causing blurry vision in the affected eye, even with corrective eyewear. The condition also commonly presents with poor depth perception, and reading difficulties.Read More
How Is Lazy Eye Treated?
A variety of treatment options have been shown to treat lazy eye – the aim is to strengthen the eye-brain connections necessary for binocular vision. Traditionally, it has been thought that lazy eye treatment should begin before a child reaches around eight years old, however recent research shows that even after this age, lazy eye can be successfully treated. That being said, the earlier the condition is diagnosed, the better the treatment outcome will be.Read More
What Is Exotropia?
Exotropia is a common form of strabismus characterized by an outward eye turn, away from the nose. Exotropia is a eye turn where one eye points outwards, this may be noticed while the child is looking at distance objects, near objects or both.Read More
What Is Esotropia?
Esotropia is a form of strabismus (crossed-eyes) that is caused by an inward turn of the eye, toward the nose. This condition can be constant or intermittent and cause an individual to appear ‘cross-eyed’.Read More
What Is Vision Therapy?
Vision therapy is a fully customized and personalized treatment program designed to improve and strengthen visual skills, and re-train the child’s visual system to interpret visual input with increased accuracy and ease.
Vision therapy is more than just simple eye exercises — it improves brain-eye communication, and the effective operation of the child’s visual system.
The aim of vision therapy is to enhance the visual skills — eye-tracking, focusing, convergence, eye-hand coordination, visual processing speed and more!
What Is Strabismus (Crossed-Eyes)?
Up to 5% of the population has strabismus, or an eye turn. Strabismus occurs when the two eyes are unable to maintain proper alignment and focus together on an object – one eye looks directly at the object, while the other eye points in a different direction.Read More