Video – Push Up Task

May 1, 2019

One of our activities this day was called a “push up”, where the patient was working on one eye at a time using a patch. The instructions involved moving a small chart closer and further from his eye while reading the letters to improve his focusing abilities. He decided he wanted to do actual push…

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Handwriting Before and After Vision Therapy

April 2, 2019

The instructions for this test are to copy the sentence. The first time this patient copied, he skipped several words, spacing was poor, and writing was mostly illegible. Upon retesting at the end of vision therapy, this patient’s handwriting and spacing had improved, and he did not skip any words. His parents and teachers have…

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Double Vision Gone and Improved Reading!

February 8, 2019

This test, known as binocular vision space testing, is a way to interpret how the patient’s visual system is organized. The left side represents the left eye and the right side represents the right eye. Ideally, each side should be equal and have all the pencil marks meeting at a point. There should be space between…

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Robotics Team Bringing Awareness to Hidden Vision Problems

March 28, 2018

Although vision therapy doesn’t have an age limit, it can be of much more benefit if visual issues are diagnosed and treated sooner than later, to avoid increased struggles in school and beyond. The VisionHelp blog recently shared an article and video about the CW Tech Robotarians robotics team. The team testified in support of…

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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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Is it really A.D.H.D.?

June 2, 2015

This article (click here to read) recognizes that many symptoms of undiagnosed visual problems could be mistaken for A.D.D./A.D.H.D.. In addition to vision, symptoms could be related to auditory processing, food allergies, or other underlying issues. It is important to rule out problems in these areas first!

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Early Detection

May 20, 2015

If you see pupils like this in a photo, please urge that person to get an eye exam! You may save a life! The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that children have their first eye exam between 6-12 months of age, even if their eyes appear to be “normal”. Our office participates in the InfantSee…

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Vision Therapy Questions and Answers

April 29, 2015

Do you have questions about Vision Therapy? Have you been told conflicting information by different doctors? You are not alone! Click here to read an interview with developmental optometrist Dr. Leonard J. Press that answers some of the most common questions about Vision Therapy from patients and parents. http://www.visiontherapy.org/vision-therapy/faqs/vision-therapy-FAQs.html#Q:1

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Let's Get Moving!

April 29, 2015

This article details the effect that movement has on learning, starting from birth. Opportunities for movement and play from infancy encourage proper visual development and coordination, which assist in almost every other area of learning. Children are expected to sit for long periods of time, often without adequate time to play outdoors, use their imaginations,…

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What Op Art Can Tell Us About Reading

September 23, 2014

Check out this interesting article from Susan Barry, author of “Fixing My Gaze”. Click Here To Read    

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