strabismus

What to Do Before an Eye Exam?

by Russ Lazarus March 18, 2021

About to come in for your eye exam? Start preparing with these 4 tips, to get the most out of your visit with your eye […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

“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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Sixth Nerve Palsy

by Devora Kramer January 23, 2021

What is sixth nerve palsy? Sixth nerve palsy, also called abducens nerve palsy, is a rare condition that occurs when the sixth cranial nerve, also […]

Read More

Third Nerve Palsy

by Devora Kramer January 23, 2021

What is third nerve palsy? Third nerve palsy, also called oculomotor palsy, occurs when the third cranial nerve becomes injured or diseased. The third cranial […]

Read More

Fourth Nerve Palsy

by Devora Kramer January 23, 2021

What is fourth nerve palsy? Fourth nerve palsy, also known as superior oblique palsy or trochlear nerve palsy, occurs when the fourth cranial nerve becomes […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Do You Suffer From Headaches?

by Devora Kramer January 20, 2021

If you suffer from frequent headaches you may have binocular vision dysfunction. While this may sound concerning, try not to let yourself worry too much, […]

Read More

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, […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

What’s the Deal with Prism Lenses?

by Randy L. Schulman November 24, 2020

Author: Dr. Randy Schulman EyeCare Associates, CT Has your eye doctor prescribed prism glasses or lenses? More recently, people are hearing more and more about […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Vision Therapy: Glossary of Terms

by Russ Lazarus August 30, 2020

AMBLYOPIA also known as “lazy eye” is a visual condition that affects approximately 2 or 3 out of every 100 children in the United States. […]

Read More

What Is Intermittent Strabismus?

by Russ Lazarus August 30, 2020

Strabismus, also called an eye turn, can be intermittent or constant— depending on how often it occurs.  Intermittent strabismus occurs occasionally, most often during stressful […]

Read More

How Are Prisms Used in Vision Therapy?

by Russ Lazarus August 27, 2020

Prism lenses can improve vision for clearer, more comfortable binocular vision.  Prism lenses, also called yoked prisms, are often prescribed by eye doctors for patients […]

Read More

What Are Prism Lenses?

by Russ Lazarus August 23, 2020

Prism lenses can be effectively used to treat vision conditions, such as double vision and other binocular vision difficulties. One of the most common uses […]

Read More

Vision Therapy for Eye Turns: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 15, 2020

Personal stories from parents of children diagnosed with an eye turn (strabismus). *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of […]

Read More

Double Vision (Diplopia)

by Russ Lazarus August 7, 2020

Each year, approximately 850,000 visits to the doctor and emergency room are associated with double vision.  Double vision, medically termed diplopia, can be very worrisome. […]

Read More

Strabismus Surgery

by Russ Lazarus August 7, 2020

What is strabismus surgery? Strabismus, also known as “crossed-eyes” occurs when the two eyes are unable to achieve proper alignment to focus on an object. […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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? […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Vision and Brain Injuries

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

Can the eyes and visual system be affected by a brain injury? Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in significant vision problems, unfortunately these often […]

Read More

Eye Conditions That Cause Strabismus

by Russ Lazarus April 7, 2020

The following is a brief guide to the common eye conditions that can lead to an eye turn. Eye turns affect over 3 people in […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More