OCVT’s Blog

Adult VT #5 – "Enhance Reading Speed"

By Erica O’Brien, O.D., F.C.O.V.D. Enhancing reading speed (and enjoyment with reading) Many adults that we see in our practice inform us that they have been a slower than average reader their entire life. The same eye tracking issues that cause a child to have difficulty with reading continue through adulthood. In addition, reading can […]

Adult VT #4 – "Rehabilitation"

By Erica O’Brien, O.D., F.C.O.V.D. Dizziness and Vertigo Symptoms: Our visual system is very closely integrated with the vestibular (balance) system in the body. A very common finding in individuals with dizziness and vertigo symptoms is binocular vision dysfunction, specifically a condition called convergence insufficiency, and visual tracking dysfunctions. At OCVT our team is highly […]

Adult VT #3 – "Double Vision"

By Erica O’Brien, O.D., F.C.O.V.D. Double vision can significantly impact quality of life and safety and may occur for many different reasons. Vision therapy can help to retrain the brain and eyes to work more effectively together to reduce double vision. In certain cases, optical adjustments including prism may be prescribed in conjunction with active […]

Adult VT #2 – "Computer-related eye strain"

          By Erica O’Brien, O.D., F.C.O.V.D. In part 1, we discussed amblyopia and strabismus. Here is reason number two on how vision therapy can help with computer-related eye strain: In this day and age, using a computer is a necessity in the workplace. Screens are everywhere including our smart phones, watches, […]

Adult VT #1 – "Lazy Eye"

By: Erica O’Brien, O.D., F.C.O.V.D. Did you know that vision therapy can help people of all ages, including adults? There is mounting evidence in research of neuroplasticity showing that visual pathways in the brain can be retrained even past our childhood. We commonly hear from adults at OCVT that they didn’t know they were a […]

How to get your little ones excited about their Vision Therapy Program

        For parents with patients 5 years and younger: Here are 10 tips on how to get your little one’s excited about their Vision Therapy Program. Make it sound fun! Get them excited about their “eye games”. Have a designated area where it’s quiet, the less the distractions the better! Start with something […]

Travel advices for individuals who have had a brain injury (TBI, concussion, stroke, etc.)

The holiday season is here, which always brings fun, family, festivities and… traveling. Traveling can be a fun and exciting adventure, but for individuals who have sustained a concussion or other form of acquired brain injury (ABI), travel can be a very stressful and symptomatic endeavor. Individuals who have experienced an ABI are typically very […]

OCVT Graduate Officially Commits to Colorado State University – Pueblo

OCVT is proud to announce that Vision Therapy graduate, Chase has officially committed to Colorado State University – Pueblo on baseball and academic scholarship for Fall 2018! While the college application process can be a grueling endeavor for the average high school senior, prospective college athletes have the additional pressure of exemplifying an unblemished sports […]

Dyslexia – The Visual Connection

Written by Ashley Coley, COVT OCVT was excited to host Rafael Scarnati from Learning Foundations who presented at our Westlake location in August on Dyslexia and the visual connection. I was so passionate around this presentation because many times individuals diagnosed with Dyslexia also have underlying visual issues that could be contributing to their struggles […]

Vision and Dyslexia

Vision and Dyslexia Written by Dr. Alisa Nola When an adult or child has difficulty reading, a common concern is that they may have dyslexia. A child struggling in school may have trouble with reading fluency, poor reading comprehension, spend countless hours on homework, dread going to school, struggle to pay attention, or be smart […]