vision skills

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 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 the Signs you Need Vision Therapy?

by Russ Lazarus March 16, 2021

Are you concerned with your performance at school, work, or sports?  You may benefit with vision therapy! Vision therapy is a customized, personalized treatment program […]

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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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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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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, […]

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Research Reveals New Effective Treatment for Adults with Lazy Eye 

by Russ Lazarus December 14, 2020

Amblyopia, also known as “lazy eye”, is a vision problem that affects both children and adults. Lazy eye typically begins in childhood and causes a […]

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Protecting Your Child From Digital Eye Strain

by Russ Lazarus November 30, 2020

How does digital eye strain affect children? In recent years, there has been a significant surge in the amount of time children spend in front […]

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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 […]

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Is “20/20” Perfect Sight?

by Denise E. Smith November 24, 2020

Author: Dr. Denise Smith The Center for Vision Development, Austin TX “Perfect sight” is frequently equated with the ability to see 20/20, despite the fact […]

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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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Vision Therapy for Reading Improvement: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus November 11, 2020

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

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Does Amblyopia (Lazy Eye) Affect Eye-Hand Coordination?

by Russ Lazarus October 26, 2020

What is a lazy eye and how does it develop? Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, is a neuro-developmental vision condition that begins in early […]

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Do Pencil Push-Ups Work?

by Russ Lazarus October 20, 2020

Pencil push-ups are a commonly prescribed eye exercise for the treatment of convergence insufficiency (CI).  The question is, are they really effective? Pencil push-up treatment […]

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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 Vision Coach

by Alexandar Andrich September 23, 2020

Authors: Dr. Alex and Patti Andrich Vision Development Team Has your coach ever told you to ‘keep your eye on the ball’? Winning coaches are […]

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5 Things Parents Should Know About Visual Development

by Ingryd Lorenzana September 8, 2020

Author: Dr. Ingryd Lorenzana Brain Vision Institute 1. The brain is the only organ that is not fully developed at birth, and its function builds […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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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Vision Therapy for Handwriting and Fine-Motor Control: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 17, 2020

Personal stories from parents of children who had poor handwriting and fine motor skills prior to Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. […]

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Vision Therapy for Adults: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 16, 2020

Personal stories from adults whose lives have been enhanced with Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Contact a vision therapy eye doctor […]

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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 “Laziness”: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 16, 2020

Personal stories from parents of children who were mislabeled as “lazy”, when a vision problem was the underlying cause. *Names have been changed for privacy […]

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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 Therapy for Fatigue: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 16, 2020

Real life stories of adults and children who experienced eye fatigue from prolonged near vision tasks before completing a program of Vision Therapy. *Names have […]

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Vision Therapy for Dizziness: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 16, 2020

Stories of adults and children who suffered from dizziness or motion sickness prior to completing a program of Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for […]

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Vision Therapy for Blurred Vision: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 16, 2020

Stories of adults and children who sought to improve their vision clarity with Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection.   Andrew My […]

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Vision Therapy for Music: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 16, 2020

Personal stories from adults and children who enhanced their musical performance with Vision Therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a […]

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Vision Therapy for Eye-Hand Coordination: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 16, 2020

Real life stories of children who had poor eye-hand coordination skills before completing a program of vision therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. […]

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Vision Therapy for Headaches: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 15, 2020

Real life stories of children and adults who suffered from headaches before completing a vision therapy program. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click […]

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Vision Therapy for Handwriting: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 15, 2020

Personal stories from parents of children with handwriting difficulties before completing a program of vision therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here […]

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Vision Therapy for Homework Difficulties: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 15, 2020

Personal stories from parents of children who struggled to complete their homework before completing a program of vision therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy […]

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Vision Therapy for 20/20 Vision: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 15, 2020

Personal stories from parents of children who have 20/20 vision, and still benefited from vision therapy. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here […]

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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 […]

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Vision Therapy for Eye Tracking: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 15, 2020

Personal stories from parents of children diagnosed with eye tracking difficulties. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more […]

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Vision Therapy for Double Vision: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 15, 2020

Personal stories from adults and children diagnosed with double vision. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success […]

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Vision Therapy for Depth Perception: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 15, 2020

Personal stories from parents and children. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories pages, you might […]

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Vision Therapy for Learning Difficulties: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 15, 2020

Personal stories from parents of children with learning difficulties. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories […]

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Vision Therapy for Special Education: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 15, 2020

Personal stories from parents of children in special education. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories […]

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Vision Therapy for Gifted Learning Difficulty (GLD): Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 15, 2020

Personal stories from parents of children diagnosed with GLD. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories […]

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Vision Therapy for Dyslexia: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 15, 2020

Personal stories from parents of children diagnosed with dyslexia. *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a list of more success stories […]

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Vision Therapy for Autism: Success Stories

by Russ Lazarus August 15, 2020

Personal stories of children with autism who completed vision therapy for underlying vision problems.  *Names have been changed for privacy protection. Click here for a […]

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Can Adults Have Convergence Insufficiency?

by Russ Lazarus August 9, 2020

Convergence insufficiency (CI) is a common vision condition that affects up to 17 percent of children and adults.  While CI is generally diagnosed in children […]

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How Is Convergence Insufficiency Diagnosed?

by Russ Lazarus July 29, 2020

Do you often lose your place while reading? Do words on the computer screen seem blurry? Do you suffer from frequent headaches or eye discomfort […]

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Can Glasses or Eye Patches Treat Convergence Insufficiency?

by Russ Lazarus July 27, 2020

If you have been diagnosed with convergence insufficiency (CI), or are experiencing symptoms of CI, you may be wondering how CI is treated. Any type […]

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Do I Have Convergence Insufficiency?

by Russ Lazarus July 26, 2020

Wondering if convergence insufficiency (CI) is impacting your school or work performance?  Take this quick quiz to find out. People with CI often experience blurry […]

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How to Stimulate Your Child’s Vision

by Russ Lazarus July 15, 2020

Healthy vision development is a crucial part of childhood development, as it enables timely achievements of all developmental milestones.  The first three years of life […]

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Dyslexia FAQs

by Russ Lazarus July 15, 2020

Q: What is dyslexia? A: Dyslexia is a complex condition that impacts the way the brain processes and interprets information. It is one of the […]

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Convergence Insufficiency FAQs

by Russ Lazarus July 15, 2020

Q: What is convergence insufficiency (CI)? A: Convergence insufficiency is a highly treatable binocular vision condition that affects near vision and eye muscle coordination. Convergence […]

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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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Vision for Basketball 

by Russ Lazarus July 13, 2020

Many have dreamed of netting a 3 pointer the way Stephen Curry can— but did you know that strong visual skills are needed to land […]

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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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 Vision for Football

by Russ Lazarus July 13, 2020

Did you know that Larry Fitzgerald, 11 times pro-bowl receiver of the Arizona Cardinals, attributes his success to vision therapy? Football is a sport in […]

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Vision for Ice Hockey

by Russ Lazarus July 12, 2020

Did you know that the strength of your visual skills can actually affect your ice hockey performance? Wayne Gretzky, known as the “The Great One”, […]

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Vision for Soccer

by Russ Lazarus July 12, 2020

Soccer is played in over 200 countries, making it the world’s most popular sport. The fastest goal in soccer history was scored in under three […]

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Vision for Tennis

by Russ Lazarus July 12, 2020

Tennis players need speed, endurance, flexibility, and agility to be successful in the game. Did you know that tennis players also need excellent visual skills? […]

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Vision for Golf

by Russ Lazarus July 12, 2020

Did you know that strong visual skills are necessary for optimal golf performance— from seeing your target, to reading a putt, and even visualizing your […]

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Vision for Baseball

by Russ Lazarus July 9, 2020

If you think that hitting that 100 mile per hour fastball out of the park is all about athletic genes or natural abilities, what you […]

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Does Dyslexia Affect Adults?

by Russ Lazarus June 23, 2020

Dyslexia in adulthood Dyslexia is a complex condition that affects the way the brain processes and interprets information. Dyslexia can impact reading, writing, and spelling. […]

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Sports Vision

by Russ Lazarus June 21, 2020

Do you feel like your sports performance does not measure up to your athletic ability? You may be suffering from a vision problem— read on […]

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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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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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Vision Skills for Sports

by Russ Lazarus May 13, 2020

Positive sports experiences are not only fun, but are also essential in building a child’s self-esteem. Children are born with an innate desire to play— […]

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A Guide to Eye Turns

by Ilan Manoim May 12, 2020

Guide To Eye Turns Are eye turns the same as ‘crossed-eyes’? What causes an eye turn?  Can eye turns be treated without surgery? What is […]

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Vision Therapy for Special Needs

by Russ Lazarus May 12, 2020

Vision Therapy for Special Needs How do vision problems impact daily life for children with special needs? Do children with special needs require special eye […]

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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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Timeline of Vision Development

by Russ Lazarus May 4, 2020

Vision and development A child’s vision is a complex combination of the brain, the eyes and the vast array of nerves that connect them. At […]

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Essential Vision Skills for College Students

by Russ Lazarus April 19, 2020

Strong visual skills are essential for academic success in college College students have significantly high demands on their visual systems— and the integrity of their […]

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Vision Therapy 101

by Steve Sicherman April 17, 2020

Vision Therapy 101 Would you like to discover the benefits of vision therapy?   Do you want to improve your child’s academic performance? Does eye strain […]

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Vision and Vestibular Dysfunction

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2020

Do you often experience dizziness or feel as though the world is spinning around you (vertigo)? Do you experience motion sickness, or a persistent sense […]

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Vision Therapy for TBI Related Vision Conditions

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

How does a TBI affect vision? Vision is the most important source of sensory information. Consisting of a sophisticated complex of subsystems, the visual process […]

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Post Trauma Vision Syndrome

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2020

A Guide to Post Trauma Vision Syndrome Author: Dr. Allen Cohen OD, FCOVD Dr. Cohen is currently Clinical Professor of Optometry, SUNY State College of […]

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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 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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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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Digital Eye Strain: Myths and Facts

by Russ Lazarus March 19, 2020

Digital eye strain (DES), also known as computer vision syndrome (CVS) affects over 50 percent of people, including both children and adults.  In recent years, […]

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General Eye Care 101

by Ilan Manoim March 11, 2020

Primary Eye Care 101 Why are regular eye exams important? Can eye disease be prevented? What are the signs and symptoms of digital eye strain? […]

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Can Vision Problems be Misdiagnosed as ADHD?

by Russ Lazarus March 8, 2020

While many children with ADHD have 20/20 vision, they may still suffer from vision problems that affect their ability to learn. Functional vision difficulties can […]

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