OCVT’s Blog

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 […]

5 Common Vision Therapy Myths & Facts

If you or your child is having significant vision problems, your doctor may refer you to a developmental optometrist, a healthcare professional who specializes in a variety of ocular problems. However, you may be hesitant about visiting a specialist due to myths you’ve heard about vision therapy. Vision therapy can help many people with different […]

Adult VT #8 – "The Grey Curtain"

By Erica O’Brien, O.D., F.C.O.V.D. Enhance Visual Field Awareness After a stroke or neurological trauma, peripheral vision can be lost. This can significantly impact mobility, driving, and reading. At OCVT, we can train more effective strategies to help with scanning to better cope with visual field loss. Neuro-optometric vision rehabilitation (and in some cases, combined […]

Does Neuroplasticity Change with Age?

Written by: Jessica Dziuba We have all heard the old adage “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”, but in terms of neuroplasticity, you absolutely can! Traditionally, it was thought the brain stopped developing and neural connections were unchangeable after the first few years of life. However, scientists have recently found that brain plasticity […]

Autism and Vision Problems, and How Vision Therapy Can Help

There’s no miracle cure for autism. It’s a truth that’s tough to accept, but it has led to the development of therapies that help treat the effects of autism in children and adults. Among those autism therapies, vision therapy has shown incredible potential in the correction of vision and coordination problems related to autism. Autism […]

Adult VT #7 – "Mobility and Driving"

By Erica O’Brien, O.D., F.C.O.V.D. Safety for Mobility and Driving Reduced depth perception, double vision, poor balance, and tracking issues can affect safety with mobility and driving. At OCVT we can properly evaluate functional vision to determine the best treatment plan to improve safety and driving. Occasionally our patients may need to attend occupational driving […]

Adult VT #6 – "Concussion/Rehabilitation for Head Trauma"

By Erica O’Brien, O.D., F.C.O.V.D. Concussion and head trauma can be incredibly debilitating conditions that profoundly affect daily functioning and quality of life. Visual functions that used to be seamless and automatic are commonly not functioning in the same manner prior to the incident which results in increased amounts of effort, compensate and frustration. Visual […]