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Success with Vision Therapy for Post-Concussion Vision Disorders

A case series published in Optometry and Vision Science reviewed patient records during a time frame of 18 months from two private practices. Eighty percent of patients (175 out of 218) with a mean age of 20.5 years were recommended vision therapy after a concussion. Post-concussion vision problems were prevalent with the most common diagnoses[…]

Vision and Sports Performance

Not only do poor visual skills cause difficulties in reading and learning in the classroom, but they also significantly affect your child’s performance on the field as an athlete. The visual system accounts for over 80% of the sensory information our brain relies on for directing the dynamic movement of the body. A great example[…]

Vision therapy, Orthoptics, Lenses, Prisms, Neuro-optometric rehab treatment

Vision Therapy and Orthoptics – What’s the Difference?

A helpful approach to distinguishing these two terms is to think of vision therapy as the umbrella term for a treatment program that develops, restores, or enhances multiple areas of visual function and performance. Whereas orthoptics is just one component under this umbrella that addresses the mechanics of eye movements. Vision therapy is the broader[…]

Vision and learning difficulties

The ABCs of Vision Issues

Children with visual impairments experience greater difficulty with school-related tasks such as reading and writing, playing sports, and achieving success in future work roles. The most common vision problems in school-age children include focusing deficits, eye movement and tracking difficulties, amblyopia (lazy eye) and/or strabismus (wandering eye). Here are some signs to look for in[…]

Vision and Concussion

Vision is so important; vision is integrated throughout the whole brain. Humans are very much visual-spatial beings and when the visual spatial skills, that are relied on, become compromised from a concussion, difficulties may arise. Those difficulties could relate to adverse cognitive, memory, physical, emotional as well as visual symptoms. A large percentage of people[…]

Vision and Dyslexia

Reading to learn is a complex process that involves many interrelated mechanisms. These mechanisms must communicate with each other efficiently. Vision is one of those systems. Vision is much more than sight. Vision implies that meaning is drawn from what is seen (sight). In order for vision to be efficient, three components must be in[…]

Blue Light and Screen Time

Blue light is everywhere. There are many sources of blue light, the most powerful being the sun. The sun contains all the colors of the spectrum, red, green, yellow, orange, blue and every color in between depending on the wavelength. All those colors combine to make “white light”. Colors that are just beyond the red[…]

Similar Symptoms as ADD/ADHD

There has often been a correlation between ADHD/ADD and binocular vision dysfunction.  This association may not be surprising due to the similarities of the symptoms between the two conditions.  A child who is asked to perform near point tasks, such as homework, for long periods of time needs an efficient visual system. Many visual skills[…]

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