Is a Pediatric Eye Exam Enough?

By Vision Development Center | 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…

Safely Viewing the Solar Eclipse

By Vision Development Center | August 4, 2017

On Aug. 21 a solar eclipse will be visible across North America, and several optometry organizations have offered advice on how to view the event safely.

Why is Depth Perception Important?

By Vision Development Center | July 20, 2017

This video, from the show Brain Games, gives some insight into how the brain turns images into 3D so we can appreciate depth.  Many of our patients lack depth perception, or stereopsis.  This can manifest as clumsiness, poor spatial awareness, sports challenges, and more.  Vision therapy can actually help train the brain to use the images…

Why Hopscotch Matters

By Vision Development Center | July 13, 2017

There’s a reason the game of hopscotch has stood the test of time!  Did you know your child’s eye-hand coordination, spatial skills, and motor skills are all developing during this fun pastime and others like it? Click here to read more in this article from Moving Smart™.

Mad Conductor

By Vision Development Center | June 30, 2017

This patient shared a video of how she had some fun with one of her vision therapy activities! Check it out here.

Congratulations Mallory – Board Certified Vision Therapist!

By Vision Development Center | May 8, 2017

Congrats to Mallory! After lots of hard work and dedication, Mallory is now a board certified vision therapist! We are so proud of you and your accomplishment!

How Do Our Eye Movements Affect Everyday Life?

By Vision Development Center | March 14, 2017

Many of our patients are diagnosed with eye movement deficiencies.  Consequently, they may struggle to maintain eye contact, follow a ball in play, or keep their place when reading.  Our vision therapy program addresses these issues and patients can learn new visual skills which will benefit them for a lifetime!  Click here to learn more about how important eye movement skills…

Handwriting Before and After Vision Therapy

By Vision Development Center | January 24, 2017

Efficient visual skills are important for guiding many everyday tasks, including writing!  Vision affects our ability to form letters properly, write on the line, apply proper spacing, and more.  Below is an example of the Wold Sentence Copy test (a visual motor test) completed by one of our patients.  The instructions are to copy the…

105 Optometrist Approved Children’s Toys

By Vision Development Center | November 23, 2016

The holiday season is upon us!  There’s no doubt the amount of new toys and games each year can be overwhelming.  What if you could buy a gift that is fun and beneficial for developing visual and perceptual skills?  Look no further! Click here to check out a list of 105 Optometrist Approved Children’s Toys.  Happy…

8 Fun Games To Improve Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills

By Vision Development Center | September 7, 2016

Executive Function Issues Difficulty organizing oneself to accomplish tasks. Kids with these issues often have trouble planning ahead, prioritizing, self-correcting, starting activities and shifting from one task to another. Sometimes referred to as executive functioning disorder. Board games require players to follow directions, take turns and plan strategies—three skills that may be tough kids with…

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