Micro-prisms and BVD
BVD can impact both children and adults, dramatically affecting school grades and office performance. What is BVD? Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD) is caused by theRead More
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: Reading Comprehension
Since 80 percent of learning is through vision, if a child has a visual problem it will affect their reading comprehension. The first step inRead 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
What is Reading Fluency?
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,Read More
Visual Motor Integration
Does your child have difficulty with hand-eye coordination or playing sports? It could be a visual motor integration problem When a child incorrectly perceives theRead More
Visual Sequential Memory
Does your child struggle with reading or comprehension? It could be a visual sequential memory problem. The ability to remember the objects in a certainRead More
Visual Form Constancy
Does your child still reverse letters, numbers or words? It could be a visual form constancy problem. Form constancy is necessary to understand thatRead More
Visual Figure Ground
Does your child struggle with copying words from the board? Or have difficulty finding important words in a text? It could be a visual figure-groundRead More
Has your child been told they have a learning difficulty? It could be a visual discrimination problem. Visual discrimination is the ability to determine similaritiesRead More
Does your child struggle with reading? Or have difficulty completing a puzzle? It could be a visual closure problem. The ability to quickly view partsRead More
Does your child struggle with spelling or have comprehension difficulties? It could be a visual memory problem. The ability to remember what we see isRead More
Signs of Visual Processing Information Dysfunction
Is your child below grade level in reading, writing or even playing sports? It could be a sign of visual information processing dysfunction. A visualRead More
Guide to Visual Information Processing
Does your child have any reading or learning difficulties? It could be a sign of a visual processing dysfunction.
Visual processing dysfunction (VPD) refers to a variety of vision issues that have nothing to do with .
Visual information processing allows the brain to understand and interpret what the eyes see. When processing is impaired, a child’s ability to excel in school, sports, and social situations could be affected. Even if a child has 20/20 vision, they may have difficulties processing visual information.
2021 Update: Vision Therapy for Eye Tracking
Over 30% of those diagnosed as having dyslexia have an eye tracking deficit. When a child has a visual processing or perceptual disorder it hindersRead More
How does Visual Efficiency affect Learning?
Over 15% of the population suffer with visual efficiency problems – impacting their academic results and workplace performance. Visual efficiency is understood by measuring howRead More
2021 Update: Published Studies in Vision Therapy
Evidence-based medicine integrates academic research with clinical trials — making it the gold standard of published research. Are looking for published research on VT? ProvidedRead More
2021 Update: Writing and Spelling
Your child’s vision might be clear, but do they also have clear handwriting and accurate spelling? Vision is not just ‘20/20 sight’ but is alsoRead More
2021 Update: Parent’s Checklist for Vision Therapy
Does your child struggle in school and you’re not sure why? Up to 25 in every 100 children are affected by vision problems — that’sRead More
2021 Update: Vision Therapy for Learning
Research shows 25 percent of children have a significant vision problem that impacts their learning, according to the American Optometric Association (AOA). Up to 80 percent of all learning comes through the visual pathways. There are 17 visual skills that are necessary to perform at school and the office, these are all critical for learning.Read More
2021 Update: Vision Therapy for Visual Efficiency
Reduced visual efficiency can greatly reduce a student’s ability to learn or be an adult’s office productivity. Reduced visual efficiency can negatively impact a person’sRead More
2021 Update: Reading Fluency
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 hasRead 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
Vision Therapy for Primitive Reflexes
Retained primitive reflexes can significantly affect a child’s school achievements, confidence and self esteem. There is a significant correlation between retained primitive reflexes and vision skill deficits in the children, ages 6-14.Read More
What are Retained Primitive Reflexes?
Primitive reflexes are essential for development of your baby’s brain. However, if these are ‘retained’ there could be consequences for your child. The foundation ofRead More
Vision Therapy or Occupational Therapy?
25% of all children have a vision problem significant enough to affect their performance in school. Parents will do almost anything to get their childRead More
Children and BVD
Did you know children can also suffer from Binocular Vision Dysfunction (BVD)? In fact, BVD affects children almost 10 times more often than all children’s ocular diseases combined! Up to 25% of children have binocular vision problems affecting the function of their eyes.Read 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
Help! My Child Dislikes Online Learning
The current COVID-19 pandemic has children learning through digital platforms for up to 7-10 hours a day! But what can you do when your childRead More
Near Point Visual Stress (NPVS)
Modern science now understands why long hours of reading and screen time can lead to eye strain. When the visual system struggles to meet theRead 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
How to Help Your Students Succeed
According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), 25 percent of all children have a vision problem significant enough to impact their learning. Up to 80Read 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
How to Improve Your Child’s Reading Skills
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.Read More
Understanding Convergence Insufficiency
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 eyeRead More
Do Vision Screenings Assess Functional Vision?
Most vision screenings conducted at schools measure visual acuity, or how well you can see, but unfortunately, do not assess other important aspects of aRead More