OCVT’s Blog

Treating Lazy Eye in Children and Adults

Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, is a condition in which the affected eye doesn’t receive the information it needs from the brain to behave normally, resulting in overuse of the healthy eye. Lazy eye results from various vision conditions that, when left untreated, cause the brain to use optic nerves for only one eye […]

Preventing Undiagnosed or Misdiagnosed Vision Problems

August is Vision and Learning Month, which means it’s time to take a good look at your visual skills. President Bill Clinton created Vision and Learning Month in 1995 to educate the public about undiagnosed and misdiagnosed vision problems, helping to alleviate the struggles associated with poor vision in the classroom, at work, and in […]

Understanding Convergence Insufficiency

For people with normal vision, the eyes work together to form a single image. The transition from looking at faraway objects to those nearby causes the lenses to slightly change shape and the pupils to shrink, while both eyes move toward the midline. This process is called convergence, and it’s necessary to see single images […]

Detecting Lazy Eye in Children Early On

Detecting lazy eye early is crucial to your child’s developmental process. As your little one grows, they rely on healthy eyesight to guide their first steps, interpret facial expressions, and speak and read. Without healthy visual skills, your child’s development may be delayed, leading to problems both inside and outside of the classroom. What Is […]

The Connection Between Vision and ADHD

Because they share common symptoms, it’s sometimes difficult to distinguish between ADHD and the vision problem known as convergence insufficiency. The two diagnoses often go hand in hand (or the conditions are misdiagnosed), so it’s important to receive a thorough examination by both a vision therapist and a psychiatrist to properly address you or your […]

What Causes Light Sensitivity

Photophobia is a condition that makes looking at sources of light difficult, so much so that individuals with this condition may avoid walking outside, driving, or looking at computers. Sensitivity to sunlight, fluorescent light, and incandescent light can have a major impact on one’s everyday life, so it’s important for individuals experiencing sunlight sensitivity to […]

Alleviating Digital Eye Strain

Today’s digital world requires many people to spend long hours in front of the computer, whether at home or in the office, but constant exposure to digital devices can negatively impact your visual health. Digital eye strain (also known as computer eye strain or computer vision syndrome) can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms—thankfully, there […]

How Depression May Impact Your Vision

Depression is still classified as a mental disorder, but we now know it can also affect your physical health and well-being—vision included. Some studies even link depression to changes in visual perception. As the medical field becomes more knowledgeable on the subject, eye doctors are better able to recognize common vision problems associated with depression […]

The Effects of Blue Light on Your Eyes

Many people have heard of the effects of blue light from digital device screens, but little understand how it can affect your sight. We are here to help you understand what blue light is, when you are exposed to it, and how to protect yourself against it. Improve your vision health by becoming knowledgeable on […]

How Vision Therapy Can Help Brain Injury Recovery

Patients of all ages suffering from traumatic or non-traumatic brain injuries use vision therapy to retrain the brain and eyes to work in harmony. Thankfully, most injuries are amenable to rehabilitation with the help of qualified neuro-optometrists. Properly Diagnosing Symptoms After a Head Injury Visual symptoms of brain injury often go undetected during standard eye […]