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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 […]

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 […]