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The Connection Between Blue Light and Vision

Did you know handheld devices and flat screens contain large amounts of blue light, causing eye strain and damage? As technological devices become mainstream and overflow tech markets, more research is being done to determine the effects of prolonged exposure to blue light. Here’s what you need to know about blue light and your vision. […]

How Vision Therapy Improves a Child’s Sports Performance

Vision Therapy Training for Better Sports Performance Success in sports depends on your visual systems to synchronize proper body movements with rapid reaction times. Many common sports require hand-eye coordination, tracking skills, focusing, and depth perception to set up and execute plays. If your child plays sports and does not show improvements through dedication and […]

Can 3D Movies Damage Your Eyes?

3D viewing has been making a comeback since the days of red and blue glasses of several decades ago. Modern 3D effects in movies, TV, and video games are optical illusions. Two forms of visual media are broadcast concurrently so that 3D glasses can assist your eyes and brain to interpret the content. Your right eye […]

Can Eye Problems Cause Headaches and Migraines?

Many migraine sufferers also have vision problems, including vertigo, dizziness, eyestrain, and other problems. At the onset of headaches and migraines, individuals report pressure and swelling that contributes to their head pain. If you experience frequent headaches or migraines, get an eye exam to see if your headaches could be caused by your vision. There […]

How Does Stereoscopic (3D) Vision Work?

How Does Stereoscopic (3D) Vision Work? 3D vision is the direct effect of our brains merging the images from both of our eyes together. Each of our eyes creates a single two-dimensional image, but the brain is able to interpret depth when it merges both two-dimensional images and understands the difference between them. We call […]

Digital Eye Strain Affects Children Now More than Ever

It only takes two hours before physical eye discomfort sets in when the eyes are staring at a digital screen. Once the eyes begin to feel uncomfortable, they have reached a state that The Vision Council calls digital eye strain. American adults typically spend about 6 and a half hours per day on the internet. […]

EVENT: The Vision and Learning Connection at OCVT Westlake

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Dr. Briana Larson, OD, FCOVD, FAAO, FNORA, speak on the importance of the vision and learning connection this month, and find out what you can do to make sure your child has all the tools they need to reach their full academic potential. Vision Has a Direct Effect on […]

Brain Plasticity and Visual Repair: Can Vision be Improved?

Many parents of slightly older children with vision problems and adults who’ve been living with similar issues often wonder if it’s too late for visual repair after a certain age. Even though the critical period of visual development is early on in life, they’re usually happy to learn that vision can be improved because the […]

How Often Should You Get an Eye Exam?

Why (and How Often) Should I Get an Eye Exam? There’s more to your eyes than you might think. Our eyes serve as an indicator of our overall health and taking care of them from a young age is a must. Doctors stress the need for adults and children alike to get an eye examination […]

Can Stress Cause Vision Problems?

People often say that stress physically manifests itself—and research actually backs this up. Consistent and highly prevalent stressors often lead to affiliated health issues, and studies have actually found that stress can cause vision problems and can lead to vision loss. The following are scientific links between stress and vision, and the connection to overall […]