Poor Grades Explained by Vision Problems

August 25, 2016

College of Optometrists in Vision Development offers hope to parents of struggling readers THU, JUN 05, 2014 Getting to the root of a child’s reading struggles can be difficult. Parents typically see multiple experts often starting with the basics, which includes an eye exam. It makes it tough for parents when they suspect that their…

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You Have All the School Supplies…Now Don’t Forget About the Eyes!

August 23, 2016

It’s back to school time! August is COVD’s Vision and Learning month, dedicated to spreading the word about the connection between–you guessed it– vision and learning!  With school right around the corner, we encourage parents to bring their child in for a developmental visual exam and set them up for success! Our doctors will check for everything…

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A Reconsideration of Children and Screen Time

August 8, 2016

Technology has transformed our daily lives and has created new questions about screen time for children. Does “no screen time under 2” mean no Skyping with Grandma? Does doing homework on a computer or tablet count as screen time for my 10 year old, thus using up some of her 2 hours? The original guidelines…

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​9 Signs Your Child Might Be Visually Impaired

July 25, 2016

“Diagnosing visual problems in children can be a challenge. Children are not usually very vocal about the visual issues they are having, especially if they are young. They might not even realize anything is wrong since the symptoms of visual impairment are less concrete unlike hunger pains or fever. It can be hard for a…

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Is Your Child Meeting their Visual Milestones?

July 11, 2016

Just like walking and talking, vision has milestones too! This article breaks down important visual development milestones; including warning signs that your child may not be meeting them, which could potentially lead to academic, athletic, or social difficulties. If you suspect your child may be behind, please call today for a developmental eye exam! (248) 539-4800

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Stereo Sue Barry and What the Brain Tells the Eye

June 13, 2016

From her Biography on Psychology Today: Susan R. Barry, Ph.D., is a professor of neurobiology in the Department of Biological Sciences at Mount Holyoke College. She had been cross-eyed and stereoblind since early infancy but learned to see in three dimensions at age forty-eight by retraining her visual system with optometric vision therapy. Sometimes called…

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Try the "Framing Game"

May 18, 2016

Try the “Framing Game”* to check how well your eyes are working together!  This is a fun and quick way to determine if you or your child may have binocular vision problems.  Having a tough time? See this checklist. *This is not a substitute for a vision exam. If you or your child have multiple symptoms from…

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Vision Therapy and Baseball

May 3, 2016

How fast can you make a decision? Can you think as fast as a pitcher pitches? It takes less than .4 of a second for a ball to get from a pitcher to the mound. Vision Therapy can help a batter begin to recognize seams, spins, colors and therefore pitches, for a better chance to…

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What is Amblyopia?

March 31, 2016

Early detection of amblyopia can help reduce the risk of impaired vision.  Vision therapy can help patients develop some of the visual skills that they lack due to amblyopia.  So, what is amblyopia and what effects can it have? Click here to read more.

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Visual Perception and Handwriting Skills

February 16, 2016

There is so much more to good handwriting than just fine motor skills! It involves a combination of visual and motor skills, also known as eye-hand coordination.  Many of our patients report neater, properly spaced handwriting and faster writing speed after completing vision therapy! Read more here about the visual perceptual skills involved in handwriting.…

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