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Autism Acceptance Month

Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or other developmental disabilities often have a variety of undiagnosed vision problems contributing to their challenges.

Understanding Your Optometrist's Role in Restoring Your Vision After a Head Injury

Head injuries can have a significant impact on various aspects of your health, including your vision. When you experience a head injury, such as a concussion or a traumatic brain injury, the delicate structures of your eyes and the visual processing centers in your brain can be affected.

Vision Problems Can Look Like Learning Difficulties

When children continue to struggle with reading and learning despite all best efforts to help them, it can be very difficult to figure out what is needed.  Is it a learning disability? Attention disorder? Or is it a vision problem?  As a parent, how can you tell the difference?

The Rise of binocular approaches-Revolutionizing Amblyopia Treatment

research has suggested that a binocular approach may offer better outcomes for amblyopia treatment. The binocular approach aims to encourage both eyes to work together, stimulating the connections between the brain and the eyes and promoting better visual development.

New Year, Try Something New!

2023 is a new year. As you make goals and resolutions for the new year I implore you to add “trying something new.” If your child is beginning to struggle or if this has been yet another year or semester of struggling, constant homework battles, depleted self-esteem and either no academic gain or falling further behind then you should have them evaluated by a developmental optometrist who will test for all the visual skills required for reading, learning and academic achievement.

The need for vision therapy evaluation

The Vision Therapy Evaluation goes several steps beyond here. Once figuring out possible need for optical prescriptions and knowing the eyes are healthy, the Vision Therapy Evaluation must determine how well the eyes work together and how well the two eyes work together with the brain.

See 3 Turkey's

Have a happy thanksgiving! Your belly may be too full, but you can always exercise your eyes! ...the ability to bring the eyes inward is a vital skill. Although we do this naturally, some people may struggle. Children in particular who have trouble bringing their eyes inward also known as convergence may tend to struggle with reading, writing and learning.

'Tis the Season

"toys that are safe and help develop necessary visual skills for reading and learning."

Vision and Attention

Genetic and physiological. ... Visual and hearing impairments, metabolic abnormalities, sleep disorders, nutritional deficiencies, and epilepsy should be considered as possible influences on ADHD symptoms. ...

Change lives by changing vision

When a child experiences difficulties in these areas, it's not always just about comprehension or cognitive abilities; often, it can be related to how their eyes function.

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