More Computer Time May be Causing Nearsightedness in U.S. Kids

By Vision Development Center | January 20, 2016

Getting outdoors and using proper lighting when doing close work is so important!  Read here to learn more about the potential connection between too much near point work and nearsightedness.   Photo from Shutterstock/Maresol

Unmasked: Vision Training a New Tool for Goaltenders

By Vision Development Center | December 21, 2015

It’s hard to imagine any NHL goalie getting ready to play or practice without a series of dynamic stretches and movements designed to warm up the key muscles required to stop pucks. For many goalies, though, the most important muscles are in their head. “Your biggest muscle as a goalie is your eyes,” Washington Capitals…

Too Much Screen Time Damages the Brain

By Vision Development Center | December 2, 2015

Research increasingly suggests that addiction to electronic devices is indeed a real phenomenon. These studies, published in Psychology Today, break down some possible effects on the brain after too much screen time.  Read here.

50 Ways to Encourage a Child

By Vision Development Center | October 26, 2015

Do you find yourself saying, “good job” over and over? Add some variety with these phrases to praise and recognize your child’s specific efforts.  A little encouragement can go a long way!

A.D.H.D. or Vision Problem?

By Vision Development Center | October 19, 2015

With more and more children diagnosed with A.D.D./A.D.H.D. each day, many parents are looking for help without the use of medication.  Symptoms of A.D.D./A.D.H.D. are strikingly similar to those of vision problems such as Convergence Insufficiency.   Read more here. Want more research?  This article contains links to further studies about A.D.D./A.D.H.D. and visual deficiencies. The good news: Vision therapy is…

The Ultimate Guide for Sensory Processing Toys and Games

By Vision Development Center | October 8, 2015

These toys and games are broken down into various areas of sensory processing, but are sure to be enjoyed by any child!  Click here to see the full list and description from the Lemon Lime Adventures page.

Kid-Friendly Books about Learning Differences, Leadership, and More!

By Vision Development Center | September 15, 2015

Free Spirit Publishing offers a fabulous selection of books designed for kids and teens. There are also resources for parents and teachers.  The books address a variety of topics such as A.D.D., bullying, anxiety, and more. Click here to check out the site.

The Dreaded W-Sitting Position

By Vision Development Center | September 9, 2015

If your kids are sitting like this, you need to make them stop. Now! Read why here: Why this sitting position needs to be corrected.

Can Vision Therapy Help People With Amblyopia?

By Vision Development Center | September 8, 2015

The answer is YES! Amblyopia is a condition common to many of our patients. Amblyopia is often referred to as “lazy eye”, when in fact these patients (and their eyes) work harder than many people just to get through simple tasks.  Read more here.

It's the 20th Anniversary of August is National Children's Vision and Learning Month!

By Vision Development Center | August 17, 2015

August has been designated by COVD to bring more awareness to the connection between vision and learning.  This video from Vision Help captures the extensive knowledge of developmental optometrists combined with the personal story of a child who was benefitted by vision therapy.  

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