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2021 Update: Headaches

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

More than 15 percent of adults in the U.S. complain of severe headaches or migraines. A headache is described as an achy pressure in the […]

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Vision and Autism: Part 2

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

Author: Randy Schulman, MS, OD, FCOVD As vision is key to so many other systems, vision intervention, such as vision therapy, can have a profound […]

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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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When are Atropine Eye Drops Used?

by Russ Lazarus March 18, 2021

Atropine is an essential eye drop used by eye doctors in both the diagnosis and treatment of many eye conditions. When you go for your […]

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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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Does your Child have a Learning Difficulty?

by Russ Lazarus March 16, 2021

Is your child not reaching their potential at school?  Up to 80 percent of all learning comes through the visual pathways. Vision gives us the […]

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Can you Improve your Child’s Academic Performance?

by Russ Lazarus March 11, 2021

Did you know that 80% of the information you learn comes through your vision? If your child struggles to read or keep up with their […]

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What Are the Benefits of Vision Therapy?

by Russ Lazarus March 11, 2021

The efficacy of vision therapy has been clearly shown by numerous research studies funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI). Vision therapy is a personalized […]

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Sandwiches and Vision Therapy?

by Russ Lazarus February 22, 2021

A ‘sandwich’ is when pieces work better together, than each piece on its own … but what has this to do with vision therapy? This […]

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Treating Amblyopia a New Way

by Valerie Lam February 11, 2021

New research shows that eye patching may not be the best treatment for amblyopia and lazy eye. Author: Dr. Valerie Lam Arggg Matey!  You used […]

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Your Baby’s Vision Development

by Valerie Lam February 8, 2021

Congratulations! You’re the proud parent of a new baby and you are so curious as to what they can see in their first year of […]

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Lazy Eye Success

by Randy L. Schulman February 7, 2021

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. I […]

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Lazy Eyes Need Binocular Vision Therapy 

by Devora Kramer February 6, 2021

While different treatments and techniques have been used to treat lazy eye (amblyopia), vision therapy has been shown to be the most effective, as it […]

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“Lazy Eyes” Are Not Lazy

by Devora Kramer January 31, 2021

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 up […]

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Vision Therapy Builds Confidence 

by Devora Kramer January 28, 2021

If your child has been struggling in school, they may also be struggling with their confidence and self esteem.  Many children who suffer from reduced […]

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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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Vision Therapy or Orthoptic Therapy?

by Devora Kramer January 27, 2021

Vision therapy and orthoptic therapy are sometimes confused with one another.  The information on this page includes everything you need to know about what makes […]

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Eye Conditions That Can Affect Academic Success

by Devora Kramer January 20, 2021

Is your child struggling to keep up with their classmates? A vision condition may be affecting their ability to achieve academic success.  The following eye […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Vision Therapy

by Devora Kramer January 20, 2021

Has your optometrist recommended a program of vision therapy?  Vision therapy is an effective program designed to treat a variety of vision conditions that cannot […]

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Prism Lenses for Double Vision

by Devora Kramer January 20, 2021

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 as […]

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How Does Vision Therapy Boost Self Confidence?

by Devora Kramer January 17, 2021

Could improving your child’s school grades also improve their motivation and self confidence?  When people think of vision, they tend to think of vision clarity, […]

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Light: A Form of Therapy?

by Aaron Nichols January 4, 2021

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 following […]

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What Is Syntonic Phototherapy?

by Russ Lazarus December 20, 2020

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, frequencies […]

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Research Reveals New Effective Treatment for Adults with Lazy Eye 

by Russ Lazarus December 14, 2020

Amblyopia, also known as “lazy eye”, is a vision problem that affects both children and adults. Lazy eye typically begins in childhood and causes a […]

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Ptosis: Why Is My Eyelid Drooping? 

by Russ Lazarus November 2, 2020

What is ptosis? Ptosis, commonly referred to as a droopy eyelid, occurs when the upper eyelid droops down over the eye. A droopy eyelid can […]

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Does Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) Affect Eye-Hand Coordination?

by Russ Lazarus October 26, 2020

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 early […]

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8 Vision Therapy Myths and Facts

by Russ Lazarus October 20, 2020

Vision therapy is a specialized program prescribed for the treatment of vision conditions that cannot be fully treated with eyeglasses or contact lenses.  Unfortunately, there […]

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Vision Therapy for Depth Perception: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 15, 2020

Personal stories from parents and children. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might […]

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How Is Convergence Insufficiency Diagnosed?

by Russ Lazarus July 29, 2020

Do you often lose your place while reading? Do words on the computer screen seem blurry? Do you suffer from frequent headaches or eye discomfort […]

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7 Signs Your Child Might Have a Lazy Eye

by Russ Lazarus July 16, 2020

What is a lazy eye? Amblyopia, commonly known as “lazy eye” is a neuro-developmental vision condition that typically develops before a child turns eight years […]

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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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Eyecare for Children

by Ilan Manoim May 25, 2020

Eyecare for Children Are you worried about your child needing glasses? Do you want to understand why your child needs bifocals or multifocals? Are you […]

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Hypertropia or Hyperphoria?

by Russ Lazarus May 20, 2020

What is hypertropia? Hypertropia is a form of vertical strabismus (eye turn), or misalignment of the eyes that occurs when one eye turns upward. When […]

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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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Lazy Eye FAQs

by Russ Lazarus May 18, 2020

Q: What is a lazy eye? A: Lazy eye is medically termed Amblyopia, is a neuro-developmental vision condition that develops when one eye is unable […]

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Lazy Eye: The Latest Research

by Russ Lazarus May 18, 2020

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 lazy […]

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Vision Therapy FAQs

by Russ Lazarus May 13, 2020

Q: What is vision therapy? A: Vision therapy can be described as physical therapy for the visual system— the brain and eyes. Vision therapy is […]

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A Guide to Children’s Eye Diseases

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

A guide to the common childhood eye diseases Eye doctors recommend children have their first comprehensive eye exam from six months of age to ensure […]

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Neuro-Optometry

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

Neuro-Optometry What is a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? How does a TBI affect vision?  Should everyone who has suffered a TBI see an eye doctor? […]

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Vision Therapy for Lazy Eye

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

Vision Therapy for Lazy Eye Are you concerned your child may have a lazy eye? Is your child accident prone or have poor eye-hand coordination […]

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Vision Therapy for Children

by Ilan Manoim May 12, 2020

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 […]

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Children’s Vision 101

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

Children’s Vision 101 Would you like to understand the importance of a pediatric eye exam? Would you like to know how to prevent your child’s […]

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Until What Age Can a Lazy Eye Be Treated?

by Russ Lazarus May 10, 2020

Recent research from the National Eye Institute (NEI) shows that a lazy eye can be successfully treated at least up to age 17. Lazy eye […]

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Timeline of Vision Development

by Russ Lazarus May 4, 2020

Vision and development A child’s vision is a complex combination of the brain, the eyes and the vast array of nerves that connect them. At […]

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 Eye Drops For Children

by Russ Lazarus April 23, 2020

What are eye drops used for? Your eye doctor may have used eye drops during the eye exam of your child or may have prescribed […]

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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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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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Lazy Eye: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

The following are real-life stories from patients who have successfully completed vision therapy for lazy eye.  *Names have been changed for protection of privacy. Click […]

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Common Vision Problems Associated With a Brain Injury 

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

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 every […]

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Strabismus FAQs

by Russ Lazarus April 7, 2020

Q: Is strabismus surgery the only treatment option for an eye turn? A: No. Strabismus treatment options depend on the type of strabismus— direction of […]

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My Lazy Eye Was Misdiagnosed

by Russ Lazarus April 7, 2020

“Thanks to Vision Therapy, I Gained 3D Vision!” A Personal Story by Rachel Cooper, Past Director of the Optometrists Network My “lazy eye” was first […]

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Vision Therapy: Evidence-Based Research

by Russ Lazarus April 6, 2020

Provided below are references for published research articles on the topic of vision therapy and its effectiveness for the treatment of many vision conditions. Please […]

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What Is Lazy Eye?

by Russ Lazarus March 28, 2020

Amblyopia, commonly known as a “lazy eye”, is a neuro-developmental vision condition that begins in early childhood, usually before age eight. Lazy eye develops when […]

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How Is Lazy Eye Treated?

by Russ Lazarus March 26, 2020

A variety of treatment options have been shown to strengthen the eye-brain connections necessary for binocular vision. Lazy eye can be treated through different means— […]

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What Is Exotropia?

by Russ Lazarus March 26, 2020

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 […]

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What Is Esotropia?

by Russ Lazarus March 26, 2020

Esotropia is a form of strabismus (crossed-eyes) that is caused by an inward turn of the eye, toward the nose. The condition can be constant […]

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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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What Is Strabismus (Crossed-Eyes)?

by Russ Lazarus March 12, 2020

Up to five percent of the population has strabismus.  Strabismus occurs when the two eyes are unable to maintain proper alignment and focus together on […]

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