Bilateral Integration: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

February 5, 2018

This article highlights the importance of bilateral integration and gives practical examples of why children need to integrate both sides of their bodies (including their eyes!) In vision therapy, we address laterality and directionality, which can benefit the ability of the eyes to work together and have a positive impact on reading, writing, coordination, and…

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Being "Bored" Is a Good Thing!

January 30, 2018

photo from videoblocks.com Each generation has something to say about “kids these days.” With the explosion of technology in the past several years, the parents of this generation face unique challenges.  Electronic gadgets and new technology have amazing capabilities and a place in many aspects of life. However, this article , by an occupational therapist,…

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Improved Spatial Awareness and Handwriting

January 16, 2018

Visual spatial awareness and eye hand coordination are key to staying on the line and maintaining proper sizing and spacing between words when writing.  This patient’s handwriting improved greatly during vision therapy! 2489_0001 Click on image to enlarge  

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Binocular Vision Space Testing

December 11, 2017

This test, known as binocular vision space testing, shows us the organization of the patient’s visual system. The left side represents the left eye and the right side represents the right eye. Ideally, each side should have all the pencil marks meeting at a point and there should be space between the two sides (similar to how these two shapes are…

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Is the Answer to Dyslexia in Our Eyes?

October 31, 2017

Click here to read an interesting study that may have found a link between dyslexia and the patterns of cells in the eyes.

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Books vs. Screens: How Do We Learn Better?

October 23, 2017

This interesting study showed that even though most students perceived that they performed better when reading from a digital device, the results showed that there was deeper comprehension after reading from a paper book. Keep this in mind when your child is learning to read, or studying important subject matter! Technology is convenient and quick,…

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From Vision Trouble to College-Ready!

October 4, 2017

Read Deonte’s success story below! What changes have you seen since beginning vision therapy? Before vision therapy, it was very difficult to perform basic actions that involved my eyesight. I struggled with getting both eyes to cooperate with each other, seeing far distances, reading, and my hand-eye coordination was not the best either. I had…

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Post-Concussion Patient Enjoys Reading Again

September 20, 2017

What changes have you seen since beginning vision therapy? “Our daughter, Rebecca, slipped on the ice and suffered a concussion, causing significant visual and perceptual problems. Following the concussion, she complained of daily headaches as well as seeing double, causing great difficulty reading as she saw shadows behind letters and would lose her place frequently…

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Is a Pediatric Eye Exam Enough?

August 17, 2017

Pediatric physical exams are very important, but the eye chart that is used is solely checking for distance vision. Most everything we do during our day is up-close, and requires many different skills besides being able to see far away. This is where a developmental optometrist comes in. Click here to learn how an eye…

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Parent Skeptical at First, Now "True Believer" in Vision Therapy

August 17, 2017

Peter’s parents had great things to say after he completed vision therapy. “Peter’s eye-hand coordination improved exponentially. It’s particularly obvious when he plays hockey. His puck/stick-handling skills are exceptional. I admit, I was a skeptical parent when first approached about therapy. His prior doctors had never said he needed it, nor did he suffer headaches,…

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