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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 […]

Treating Vision Problems in Individuals with Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a common developmental disorder—it’s estimated that 1 in 59 children in the United States was diagnosed with ASD in 2018. The disorder encompasses a range of social, behavioral, and communication deficits, including problems with sensory integration. Children and adults with ASD are more likely to experience vision problems that impact […]

Questions to Ask Your Child About Vision

Parents are the experts when it comes to understanding their child’s routines, habits, and behavior. Moms and dads spend ample time with their little ones, investing both time and money into their well-being. If you notice something is wrong with your child’s vision, or has been for a while, consider that poor visual skills may […]

Undetected Vision Problems in Kids and Teens

Functional vision problems in children are often overlooked. A child may be seeing fine with 20/20 vision but have poor functional vision skills, preventing him or her from functioning in the classroom as efficiently as his or her peers. If your student continues to struggle in school and has already had a vision test, consider […]

Vision Problems That Could Be Impacting Your Child’s Schoolwork

Vision Problems Impeding School Improvement Your child’s visual plays a large role in their academic success. Eighty percent of what they’re taught is delivered visually—through books, computers, and lessons written on the whiteboard. Consequently, learning in all academic areas suffers when struggling with an undetected vision problem that goes beyond 20/20 eyesight. To ensure your […]

Neurological Causes of Double Vision

If experiencing persistent double vision, you may be dealing with a more serious health matter than temporary double vision. Learn which neurological conditions and injuries can affect visual health, and conversely, when double vision might be a sign of larger health issues. Head and Brain Injuries The eyes are direct extensions of the brain and […]