OCVT’s Blog

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 […]

Can Video Games Help with Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)?

Amblyopia patients seeking help with their visual condition must rely on the elasticity of the adult brain for retraining its response to stimuli. Vision therapy for amblyopia typically consists of exercises that assist the brain in learning new ways to compensate for the disconnect between the eye and the brain. Serendipitously for amblyopia patients, advancement […]

Larry the Legend: Football Star & Vision Therapy Success Story

By Jose Germain From a Minnesota Vikings Ball Boy to one of the greatest NFL Wide Receivers to play the game of football, Larry Fitzgerald has left his mark on the gridiron. Amassing 15,545 yards, 1,234 receptions, 110 touchdowns, and 801 first-downs, Fitzgerald has earned his place as the 3rd best receiver on the NFL’s All-Time […]

7 Habits that Cause Bad Vision

Poor vision can come from a confluence of factors, including genetics, age, and your personal environment. However, many people just get their corrective lenses, like glasses or contacts, and don’t take other steps to take care of their vision. Especially in today’s world where you’re surrounded by screens, it’s easy to form bad habits that […]

Jessica’s Vision Therapy Journey: Finding Relief from Migraines

I grew up with migraines. I had multiple brain scans, tried all sorts of medications to dull the pain, saw neurologists, did acupuncture, and even saw an optometrist—all of this to no avail. Some of the doctors I saw actually told me that I was fine—no tumors, 20/20 acuity, nothing was physically wrong with me. […]

Why Do We Need Cursive Writing?

In today’s modern world, few people still write with pen and paper, let alone in cursive script. However, researchers believe that cursive writing is important to cognitive development and the brain’s sensorimotor region. There’s a substantial learning difference between handwriting cursive letters and typing or tracing those same letters. But with the abundance of smartphones, […]

Getting in the Right Mindset for Vision Therapy

By Jonathan Gaspar, COVT I often work with patients who have been involved in some of accident or injury that may have impaired their quality of life. While there will always be exceptions to the rule, I have noticed that people usually fall into two categories: those with a positive outlook and those with a negative […]

Can Video Games Damage Your Eyesight?

In today’s screen-centric world, children and adults alike are constantly on their mobile phones, tablets, computers, and watching television. There are dozens of ways to play video games today, at home, at work, and on the go? But could frequent playing of video games damage your eyesight? Recent studies show that Americans spend over 10 […]

What Is Strabismus?

Commonly referred to as cross-eyed, strabismus is a condition where both eyes don’t look in the same direction at the same time. This disorder frequently occurs in patients with poor eye muscle control or those who are extremely farsighted. Without proper alignment, your eyes can’t work as a team, so one eye looks directly at […]