OCVT’s Blog

Learning-Related Vision Problems: How are Vision & Learning Connected?

There is a certain logic to the ways that vision and learning are related. We use our visual systems to do most of our learning in childhood and adulthood, and when a part of our vision isn’t working the way it’s intended to, it prevents us from experiencing the learning process to its fullest. Here’s […]

4 Signs Pediatric Vision Therapy Could Benefit Your Child

Is your child struggling with their vision? The American Optometric Association’s research shows that one in four children suffer from a vision problem that affects their learning. Despite annual vision screenings, many of these problems go undetected by parents and the education system year after year. If you see your child present conspicuous symptoms of […]

What Causes Nystagmus?

There are two main categories of nystagmus, congenital and acquired. This condition is one in which the eyes make repetitive, uncontrollable movement, which often leads to other vision issues, such as problems with depth perception, balance, and coordination. The causes of nystagmus can vary depending on category. Infantile Congenital Nystagmus — Infantile congenital nystagmus has […]

Doctors from OCVT Inducted as COVD Fellows

At this year’s annual College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) conference in Bellevue, WA, Dr. Aubrey Breithaupt and Dr. Alisa Nola from OCVT were initiated as fellows. All developmental optometrists at the Optometry Center for Vision Therapy are now certified FCOVD, a remarkable distinction. OCVT is pleased by this honor and is proud to […]

Autism Awareness Month at OCVT

Read the official OCVT press release on this event here. This April marks National Autism Awareness Month for the Autism Society and the Optometry Center for Vision Therapy (OCVT). April kicks off with World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd, which puts a spotlight on the challenges people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face daily. […]

Can Vision Training for Baseball Players Help Your Game?

Performing for sports relies on vision far more than any other sense. While hearing is important for communication and feeling helps you develop muscle memory to carry out skillful actions, without healthy vision, playing sports is nearly impossible. In baseball training, maintaining healthy vision is especially important. The size of the ball alongside its quick […]

Can Adults Benefit from Vision Therapy?

There’s a common misconception that vision therapy is only for children. Vision therapy can help treat many adult conditions, including amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (eyes not working together), and double vision. Because vision therapy for adults is available, almost any motivated person can change their visual performance through hard work and training with a certified […]

Adult VT #10 – "Sports Enhancement"

By Erica O’Brien, O.D., F.C.O.V.D. Optimize needs for sports enhancement Whether you want to improve accuracy on the tennis court, accuracy with shooting, or improving your ability to hit/catch a baseball, vision therapy can help to train specific visual skills that can enhance your game. In fact, many professional athletes and sports teams incorporate vision […]

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Each March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, a time to raise public consciousness about the individuals who suffer from head trauma or an acquired brain injury. At the Optometry Center for Vision Therapy (OCVT), this month is important to our clinic because 50% of people with neurological problems, including brain injuries, suffer from a visual-cognitive […]

Adult VT #9 – "Dyslexia and ADHD"

By Erica O’Brien, O.D., F.C.O.V.D. Visual conditions associated with dyslexia and ADHD Did you know 1 in 4 individuals, including adults) have an undetected vision issue that can impact learning? In individuals with dyslexia, ADHD and similar learning-related conditions research shows as high as 80% of these individuals have an underlying visual issue that can […]