visual skills

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: 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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2021 Update: Anxiety

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

According to the American Psychiatric Association, as many as 30% of the adult population experience anxiety at some point during their lifetime. Anxiety is the […]

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2021 Update: Headaches

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

More than 15 percent of adults in the U.S. complain of severe headaches or migraines. A headache is described as an achy pressure in the […]

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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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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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Vision Therapy for Concussions

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

Up to 90% of people experience vision problems after experiencing a concussion. The symptoms that persist following a concussion are collectively called Post Trauma Vision […]

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Myopia and Vision Therapy

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2021

Vision therapy not only treats lazy eye, eye turn, or learning difficulties, but may also prevent or slow the progression of myopia. While a cure […]

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Is Binocular Vision Important for Sports?

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2021

Binocular vision is important for athletes, as it impacts their performance. An athlete can improve their visual skills and boost their performance on the field […]

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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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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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Could Eye Strain Impact your Work Performance?

by Russ Lazarus March 16, 2021

Do you feel your work performance is impacted by tiredness, headaches or eye strain? Vision therapy may just be the solution you have been searching […]

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Does Dyslexia Impact your Work Performance?

by Russ Lazarus March 11, 2021

Dyslexia affects around 15% of Americans, impacting the lives and work performance of millions of adults. Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects the way […]

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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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What are Retained Primitive Reflexes?

by Russ Lazarus March 7, 2021

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 of […]

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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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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 […]

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Feeling Anxious? You May Have a Vision Problem

by Devora Kramer February 7, 2021

Anxiety disorders affect millions of people each year. But did you know that certain vision problems can actually trigger anxious thoughts and feelings? Binocular vision […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

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Stanford University: Concussions and Oculo-Motor Dysfunction

by Devora Kramer January 31, 2021

This month, a presentation was given by Dr. Jamshid Ghajar, MD, PhD, FACS at the Stanford Brain Performance Center (Department of Neurosurgery and Stanford Athletics), […]

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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 […]

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How Do Reading Glasses Help Children?

by Devora Kramer January 28, 2021

Has your optometrist prescribed reading glasses for your child?  When people think of reading glasses, they generally think of older adults with presbyopia— a condition […]

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The Larry Fitzgerald Story

by Devora Kramer January 27, 2021

The renowned NFL wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald Jr. attributes his successful football career to the skills he learned in vision therapy.  Larry Fitzgerald Jr. played […]

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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 […]

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Vision for Rock Climbing

by Devora Kramer January 26, 2021

Rock climbing is a sport that requires physical strength, endurance, and balance.  Did you know that to be a successful climber, the strength of your […]

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Help! My Child Dislikes Online Learning

by Devora Kramer January 26, 2021

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 child […]

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Are You Suffering From Post-Concussion Symptoms? 

by Devora Kramer January 26, 2021

Up to 90 percent of people experience post-concussion symptoms for many years… until they receive effective treatment from a neuro-optometrist.  Post traumatic vision syndrome (PTVS) […]

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Near Point Visual Stress (NPVS)

by Devora Kramer January 23, 2021

Modern science now understands why long hours of reading and screen time can lead to eye strain. When the visual system struggles to meet the […]

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What Is Neuroplasticity?

by Devora Kramer January 23, 2021

Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to change and adapt in response to new experiences. It was once thought that the nerve fibers in the […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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, […]

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How to Improve Your Child’s Reading Skills

by Devora Kramer January 17, 2021

Since 80 percent of all that is learned enters through the visual pathways, any type of visual impairment can prevent a child from achieving academic […]

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Understanding Convergence Insufficiency

by Devora Kramer January 17, 2021

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 eye […]

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Do Vision Screenings Assess Functional Vision?

by Devora Kramer January 17, 2021

Most vision screenings conducted at schools measure visual acuity, or how well you can see, but unfortunately, do not assess other important aspects of a […]

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5 Tips to Improve Your Game

by Devora Kramer January 5, 2021

Whether you’re trying out for a high school sports team, training for a 5K marathon, or competing in a friendly softball league, practice these 5 […]

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Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation FAQs 

by Devora Kramer January 4, 2021

The following are the most frequently asked questions about neuro-optometric rehabilitation.  Q: What is neuro-optometric rehabilitation? A: Neuro-optometric rehabilitation is a customized treatment program designed […]

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Vision for Motorsports

by Devora Kramer January 4, 2021

Drivers in all motorsports are constantly seeking a competitive edge, though few know the important role the visual skills play in enhancing performance on the […]

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Vision for Boxing

by Devora Kramer January 4, 2021

Having 20/20 vision is important for a boxer, but having the visual skills necessary for boxing can help you to size up your opponent, recognize […]

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Dry Eye

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Dry Eye Do all eye drops work the same way? How do meibomian glands cause dry eyes?   Are there natural ways to heal dry eye? […]

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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 […]

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Vision Therapy for ADD

by Ilan Manoim May 25, 2020

Vision Therapy for ADHD Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD, but continues to suffer from reading and attention issues? Does your have eye tracking […]

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Vision Therapy for Children

by Ilan Manoim May 12, 2020

Vision Therapy for Children Are your child’s school grades not a true reflection of their potential? Has your child been told they have a learning […]

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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? […]

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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 Problems from a Brain Injury

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2020

Can a brain injury cause vision problems? Any traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have significant visual consequences. During the initial treatment of a concussion or […]

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What Is Lazy Eye?

by Russ Lazarus March 28, 2020

Amblyopia, commonly known as a “lazy eye”, is a neuro-developmental vision condition that begins in early childhood, usually before age eight. Lazy eye develops when […]

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