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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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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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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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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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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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Vision Therapy or Occupational Therapy?

by Russ Lazarus March 3, 2021

25% of all children have a vision problem significant enough to affect their performance in school. Parents will do almost anything to get their child […]

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Vision Therapy for Math: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus November 11, 2020

Personal stories from adults and children who improved their math scores following Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a […]

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Vision Therapy for Spelling: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus November 11, 2020

Real life stories of children with spelling difficulties, where an underlying visual problem was diagnosed and treated with Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for […]

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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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The Power of Visualization

by Lynn F. Hellerstein October 11, 2020

Author: Dr. Lynn F. Hellerstein Hellerstein and Brenner Vision Center Visualization is an essential key to a child’s academic success. Does your child struggle in […]

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Smart in Everything… Except School

by Denise E. Smith September 3, 2020

Author: Dr. Denise Smith The Center for Vision Development Do you know a child who is smart in everything but school?  These children usually appear […]

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Vision Therapy for “Slow Learners”: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 16, 2020

Personal stories from parents of children labeled as “slow learners” when an underlying vision problem was causing their learning difficulties. *Names have been changed for […]

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Vision Therapy for Self Confidence: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 16, 2020

Real life stories of children who struggled with self confidence as a result of an underlying vision problem. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. […]

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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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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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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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Exophoria and Esophoria

by Russ Lazarus May 20, 2020

Has your child been diagnosed with exophoria or esophoria? What is exophoria? Exophoria occurs as a result of poor eye coordination, causing the eyes to […]

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Vision for School

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

Vision For School Can vision problems impact academic performance? Passing the school vision screening means perfect vision… right? Can vision therapy help a child with […]

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Why Is My Child Color Blind?

by Russ Lazarus May 11, 2020

What is color blindness? Color blindness is not blindness at all, rather a condition that prevents a person from distinguishing certain colors from each other. […]

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Optometric Management of Dyslexia

by Russ Lazarus May 10, 2020

Visual evaluations are essential in the treatment of dyslexia. Children diagnosed with dyslexia could have an visual problem and these children may respond well to […]

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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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Vision and Sensory Processing Disorder 

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2020

Have you been told your child has a sensory processing disorder (SPD)? Sensory processing disorders (SPD) can be life-changing, but many eye doctors can now […]

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Vision and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder (NVLD)

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2020

Guide to Non-Verbal Learning Disorder (NVLD) NVLD can significantly impact a child’s life, however many eye doctors can provide the solution you have looking for. […]

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Vision and Gifted Learning Difficulty

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

Have you been told your child has Gifted Learning Difficulty (GLD)? GLD can be a mystery— how can a child be gifted intellectually, yet still […]

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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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NAACP: Vision and Learning Statement

by Russ Lazarus April 7, 2020

NAACP Passes Resolution on Vision, Learning, and High-Risk Populations at its 100th Anniversary National Convention, New York, NY 2009 PR Newswire, September 29, 2009 Charles […]

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A Teacher’s Guide to Vision

by Russ Lazarus April 7, 2020

It may surprise you to discover that many students that show signs of a learning difficulty actually have a vision problem. “It is estimated that […]

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Parent’s Checklist to Identify a Vision Problem

by Russ Lazarus April 7, 2020

Is a vision problem impacting your child’s academic success or athletic performance? Did you know that vision problems affect up to 25 in every 100 […]

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How Does Vision Affect Learning?

by Russ Lazarus April 7, 2020

Since up to 80 percent of everything a child learns is derived through the visual pathways, if there is any interference in those pathways, a […]

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Vision Therapy for Convergence Insufficiency: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus April 6, 2020

Real-life stories from parents of children who have successfully completed a vision therapy program for the treatment of Convergence Insufficiency. *Names of the children and […]

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Vision and Learning Difficulties

by Russ Lazarus April 6, 2020

Approximately 80 percent of all learning comes through the visual pathways. Any interference in the visual pathways can inhibit a child from performing to his […]

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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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Eye Exams for Children

by Ilan Manoim March 11, 2020

The importance of pediatric eye exams  While it is common practice for pediatricians to conduct a brief vision screening at your child’s annual physical, it […]

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