Vision Problems and Babies: Part 2 Q&A
Eye exams are essential for babies to ensure normal visual development and to confirm there are no vision problems that might affect school performance. HereRead More
Contact Lenses and Children: Part 2 Q&A
Did you know? Contact lenses can be safely worn by children aged 8 and up. Many times, parents are hesitant to get their child contactRead 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 Visual Information Processing?
Have you been told your child has difficulties with their Visual Information Processing? How can optometrists help? Visual processing describes the way the brain processesRead 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
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
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: 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: 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
2021 Update: BVD and Eye Fatigue
As many as 90% of people who use computers daily report eye fatigue symptoms. Vision is our primary sense, but most people take their eyesRead More
2021 Update: BVD and Dyslexia
Studies show that up to 15% of the population may be dyslexic, though less than 10 percent actually receive a formal diagnosis. Dyslexia is a complex condition that impacts the way the brain interprets and processes information. It is one of the most common learning disabilities that affects writing, spelling and reading.Read More
Is there a Link between Visual Skills and Reading?
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 ofRead More
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
Nearsighted or Farsighted?
Have you been told you are ‘nearsighted’ or ‘farsighted’ but not totally sure what they mean? Both of these may require you to rely onRead More
What Are Visual Efficiency Problems?
Poor visual efficiency skills can negatively impact performance in school, at the office, and on the sports field. Understanding and knowing what to look out for can help with early detection and treatment of visual problems – leading to improved school grades and sports achievements.Read More
Building Self Esteem
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.Read 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
Could Your Child Have Digital Eye Strain?
Since 2010, there has been a 70% increase of smartphone usage and 40% increase in laptop usage worldwide. Eye doctors are reporting a major increaseRead 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
Are Your Child’s Grades a True Reflection of their Potential?
Is your child struggling in school? They may have a vision condition that is affecting their ability to achieve academic success. When school becomes difficultRead 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
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
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
Vision Therapy for Math: Success Stories
Personal stories from adults and children who improved their math scores following Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for aRead More
Vision Therapy for School: Success Stories
Personal stories from parents of children who struggled academically, and after completing a program of Vision Therapy their school grades improved. *Names have been changed for privacy protection.Read More
Guide to Eye Conditions
Early detection of most eye conditions can ensure you maintain clear sight and enjoy years of good eye health. Have you been told you have an eye disease or need eye surgery? There are 4 main eye diseases, and many others than can impact your vision.Read More
Visual Side Effects of ADHD Medication
What are the visual side effects of ADHD medication?
A child who has been prescribed a medication for ADHD may experience an increase in their visual problems. Many times ADHD medications can have an opposite affect – leading to increased difficulties in maintaining attention in class, as well as other challenges that may worsen the ADHD behavior.Read More
The Myth of 20/20 Vision
Have you been told that your child has ‘perfect 20/20 vision’, but is still not reaching their potential at school?
A child can have 20/20 sight, and still have one or more vision problems affecting their school grades The term ’20/20 vision’ only means your child has clear distance sight, but they may still have lazy eye, eye tracking, eye focusing or visual information processing issues.
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
Do Children Need Sunglasses?
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’sRead More
Can Children Wear Contact Lenses?
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 million people in the US wear contact lenses and 14.5 percent of all children under 17 years wear contact lenses.Read More
Vision and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder (NVLD)
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.Read More
Vision and Gifted Learning Difficulty
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 experience learning difficulties? The answer often lies in the diagnosis of a vision problem, most commonly caused by poor visual skills.Read More
Convergence Insufficiency and ADHD
This page provides just two of the many research papers that link Convergence Insufficiency (CI) with ADHD. 1. The Relationship Between Convergence Insufficiency and ADHDRead More
Vision Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injuries: Success Stories
Below are stories from children and adults who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their experiences with Vision Therapy. *Names have been alteredRead More
What Is ADHD?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common behavioral disorders among children. ADHD behaviors generally interfere with academic and social success and cause many difficult challenges. Over four million American children – up to 11 percent of school age students – are diagnosed with ADHD.Read More
A Teacher’s Guide to Vision
As an educator, it may surprise you to discover that many students that show signs of a learning difficulty actually have an undetected vision problem. Teachers play a vital role in the future success of their students and are the most qualified professionals to notice any learning problems in the classroom. “It is estimated that more than ten million school age children suffer from vision problems that may cause them learning difficulties in school.” (National PTA)Read More
Vision and Special Needs
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. Public school data in the USA now shows that up to 14 percent of all public school students ages 3 to 21 receive special education services.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!
ADHD and Vision: Success Stories
Real life stories from parents of children diagnosed with ADHD – when a vision problem was an underlying issue and was successfully managed with a personalized program of vision therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection.Read More