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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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2021 Update: Eye Fatigue

by Russ Lazarus April 19, 2021

As many as 90% of people who use computers daily report eye fatigue symptoms. Vision is our primary sense, but most people take their eyes […]

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2021 Update: Dyslexia

by Russ Lazarus April 19, 2021

Studies show that up to 15 percent of the population may be dyslexic, though less than 10 percent actually receive a formal diagnosis. Dyslexia is […]

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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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Nearsighted or Farsighted?

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

Have you been told you are ‘nearsighted’ or ‘farsighted’ but not totally sure what they mean? Both of these may require you to rely on […]

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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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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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Could Your Child Have Digital Eye Strain?

by Russ Lazarus March 16, 2021

Since 2010, there has been a 70% increase of smartphone usage and 40% increase in laptop usage worldwide.  Eye doctors are reporting a major increase […]

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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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Are your Child’s Grades a True Reflection of their Potential?

by Russ Lazarus March 11, 2021

Is your child struggling in school? They may have a vision condition that is affecting their ability to achieve academic success.  When school becomes difficult […]

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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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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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Children and BVD

by Russ Lazarus February 17, 2021

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 […]

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How to Help Your Students Succeed 

by Devora Kramer January 20, 2021

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), 25 percent of all children have a vision problem significant enough to impact their learning. Up to 80 […]

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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 School: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 17, 2020

Personal stories from parents of children who struggled academically before completing a program of Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here […]

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Eye Conditions

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Eye Conditions Why is glaucoma known as the ‘silent thief of sight’? Will I need glasses after cataract surgery?   Why am I seeing dark spots […]

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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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The Myth of 20/20 Vision

by Russ Lazarus May 13, 2020

Have you been told that your child has perfect 20/20 vision, but their difficulties continue to affect their academic success? Schedule an eye exam with […]

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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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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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Can Children Wear Contact Lenses?

by Russ Lazarus May 3, 2020

Eye doctors report that over 4 in 10 of their contact lens patients are school aged. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), approximately 45 […]

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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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Convergence Insufficiency and ADHD

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

This page provides just two of the many research papers that link Convergence Insufficiency (CI) with ADHD.   1. The Relationship Between Convergence Insufficiency and […]

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Vision Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injuries: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

Below are stories from children and adults who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their experiences with Vision Therapy. *Names have been altered […]

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What Is ADHD?

by Russ Lazarus April 7, 2020

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common behavioral disorders among children. ADHD is a condition that affects children and adults, but […]

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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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Vision and Special Needs

by Russ Lazarus March 29, 2020

If you are a parent of a special needs child, then by now you have realized that nothing fully prepares you for this unique journey. […]

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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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ADHD and Vision: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus March 8, 2020

Real life stories from parents of children diagnosed with ADHD— when a vision problem was an underlying issue. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. […]

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