OCVT’s Blog

Recovering from Head Trauma: Can Vision Therapy Help?

Traumatic brain injury often causes vision problems that are overlooked during the initial treatment. These vision issues are secondary to immediate concerns like internal bleeding, brain impairment, and nerve damage. However, head injuries commonly affect the visual system, and therapy can help recovering brain injury patients more easily interpret photographic information. For many patients, the […]

What is Amblyopia?

Amblyopia is an ocular condition in which the brain favors one eye over the other, which can cause the unfavored eye to misalign and/or have best corrected reduced eyesight. The common term lazy eye comes from the asymmetry of the eyes caused by the condition, which affects 2-3 of every 100 children. A host of […]

Vision and Brain Injuries: What You Need to Know

How Do Brain Injuries Affect Vision? Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are those injuries caused by incidents in an uncontrolled environment that alter the ability of the brain to carry out its functions. Non-traumatic brain injuries are those that affect the brain in a controlled environment, in such cases as a stroke, infection, or tumor. Those […]

Standard Eye Exams vs. Vision Therapy Eye Exams

What Is the Difference Between Regular and Vision Therapy Eye Exams? The biggest difference between your standard eye exam and a vision therapy eye exam is the end goal: A standard eye exam looks at eye health needs and management, checking eye sight (i.e. 20/20) and assessing the need for glasses or contact lenses. A […]

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 […]