When some children read, the words can appear to “hop” or “move”. According to Dr. Kara Heying, OD, FCOVD, President of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD); “More than 5 million children in the U.S. have eye coordination and eye focusing disorders which cause them to continue struggling with reading despite the best…
By now, most of us have probably watched this heart warming video of a baby seeing her parent’s faces clearly for the first time! The doctor who prescribed those now-famous pink glasses has much to say about the importance of early eye exams! Click here to read vision therapist Robert Nurisio’s interview with Dr. Josiah Young.
Here is a great vision therapy blog started by Michael Lievens, a young adult who went through vision therapy and wants to share its benefits with parents and patients alike.
Retained primitive reflexes can have an impact on vision and many other areas of performance. Our office tests for these reflexes and, if necessary, provides remedial exercises to help integrate them. This article from the Irish Times highlights how primitive reflexes can affect development and performance.
A great visual to see how truly connected and important all body systems are for success!
Summer vacation is just a few days away… Check out these fun ideas that will help keep the words “I’m bored” at bay!
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!
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…
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
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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