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Vision Therapy is for Adults, too!

"I have been cross-eyed since early infancy and had three surgeries as a child that made my eyes look more or less straight.  However, I...

School Days!

School is in session! Many families have made their stop at the store to search of school supplies, but do you know the one “supply”...

Outside Summer Fun Activities

Outdoor play has immense importance in developing children. Not only has it been linked with less nearsightedness, but the benefit of exploring and interacting with...

RightEye diagnostic testing is now available at Sightworks

Poor coordination of the eye movements can indicate less than optimal visual performance and affect function during leaning. By measuring and analyzing these patterns of...

Sensory Processing and Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD)

A basic explanation of “sensory processing” (also referred to as “sensory integration”) is this — the brain’s ability to understand sensory information coming from all parts...

A Functional Vision Problem Can’t Be Detected by Typical Vision Screening

1 in 4 children has an undetected vision problem that affects their ability to learn. They’re “undetected” because typical school vision screenings only screen for...

Syntonics: Optometric Phototherapy

Syntonics or optometric phototherapy is a branch of ocular science that deals with selected light frequencies viewed through your eyes.

Games and activities that will help develop basic skills!

Merry Christmas! Here is a list of favorite games and activities that will help develop basic skills for: visual processing, fine-motor, eye-hand coordination and much...

What is “Myopia Control?”

Myopia or nearsightedness is a refractive condition where the light entering the back of the eye is focused in front of the retina. When this...

Vision Therapy Myths

Vision therapy is too expensive. Like all services, each family needs to decide if whatever service provided is worth the cost of their time and...

How can light affect me and my family??

Are you one of those individuals that feel jittery, fragmented or irritable under certain lighting? In sensitive individuals, certain lights can trigger nervous system events...

Patching is in the past!

Clinical research in neuroscience is advancing the understanding of brain plasticity at any age. We now know that it is never too late (assuming there...

Will I have a headache for the rest of my life?

Headaches, double vision, light sensitivity and dizziness are all visual related symptoms that can be a result of a concussion.

Virtual Reality for Vision Therapy

Working hard can be fun! At Sightwork, we are now adding virtual reality therapy to our activities. The VividVision virtual reality system uses interactive test...

Can you read this paragraph?

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Left Brain Development

Did you know that the right side of the brain develops before the left side?

The Power of Vision

Please see our Facebook post or copy the link for a fascinating short video demonstrating how powerful your vision is at the brain level (https://youtu.be/yJ81LLxfHY8)....

Computer Eyestrain in School

Computer use in schools has increased and depending on the facility, the children work on computers for most of the day.

Head Injury, OH MY!!

In 2012, an estimated 329,290 children (age 19 or younger) were treated in the emergency room in the U.S. for sports or play injuries that were given...

Blue Light and your Visual System

Many people are familiar with UV light and the damage it can cause to your skin. There is tons of media discussion regarding blue light,...

Our eardrums move???

We know that the visual system is dominant in looking and searching actions. Putting together vision and hearing information has just been shown to work...

What does my infant see?

Many parents wonder what their infant is able to see and how they should assist in the development of their child’s vision. During the first...

Gross motor play is so much more than letting out energy!

Movement is at the very core of how children develop intellectually, emotionally, socially, and of course, physically. The most powerful tool for fostering the growth...

It is too costly NOT to do Vision Therapy!  

The number one question we are asked is “Will my insurance cover vision therapy?”  Unfortunately, most insurance plans do not and this is left to...

Shouldn’t We Patch a “Lazy Eye?”

Amblyopia or “lazy eye” is the most preventable cause of vision loss in children. This type of vision loss is usually in one eye, but...

Surgery or Therapy?

Many parents say that their ophthalmologist or pediatrician did not recommend vision therapy. The parent has been told by the other provider that vision therapy...

 A Link between learning and farsightedness

A recent study shows that children with farsightedness may have other characteristics that affect learning. Between 4 and 14 percent of preschoolers have moderate farsightedness,...

New information regarding Dyslexia

According to the International Dyslexia Association, dyslexia is a "language-based learning disability that refers to a cluster of symptoms that result in people having difficulties with...

Glasses or Something Else?

“My child will not wear their glasses,” and “We have always gone to the eye doctor, but they said everything was ok.”

Too many therapies….not enough time!

Roughly 80% of what students learn is visual, so our vision therapy clinic is vital to improving outcomes of learning problems. We also find that...

Brain Injuries and Vision.

Brain injuries can have significant lingering visual effects that limit the patient’s quality of life. The injury can be from trauma (motor vehicle or sports...

Diagnosis of a “lazy eye.” Now what??

For parents who have just received a diagnosis or suspect that their child has amblyopia,  often known as a lazy eye, there’s generally a sense...

Prevention is better than the cure!

At the beginning of my career as an eye doctor, I was fortunate enough to see the majority of the children in our private practice....

Autism: The World From A Different Perspective

Our vision therapy clinic has the pleasure of working with children of varying ages that have autism spectrum disorder. Multiple therapies are often offered to...

Comprehensive Exam vs. Binocular Vision Exam

We have talked about the fact that children can have 20/20 (perfect) eyesight, yet still struggle with academics due to a visual issue. What is...

Summer Fun!

Summer is a fun time to enjoy a variety of sports. At Sightwork, we have the pleasure to work with athletes on several different levels....

Improved Academics and Beyond

At our vision therapy clinic, we have important goals for our patients:

Successful learning comes from an efficient visual system!

In the classroom, eighty percent of our learning comes from our visual system. Many people think of vision being solely 20/20, but the clarity that...

Welcome to our New Website

We invite you to take a look around our new site to get to know our practice and learn about eye and vision health. You...