Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice. The items are displayed by year and month. To view older entries use the links in the box below to select the year and month you would like.
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 eye movements, doctors can identify and offer treatment to correct a host of vision issues, as well as, increase visual performance. Remember: vision is not the same as eyesight. A person with 20/20 eyesight may still exhibit weak eye coordination
Syntonics or optometric phototherapy is a branch of ocular science that deals with selected light frequencies viewed through your eyes.
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 is no eye or brain disease) to improve a patient's binocular system to provide comfortable vision.
Headaches, double vision, light sensitivity and dizziness are all visual related symptoms that can be a result of a concussion.
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 and therapies to improve the visual function of patients with binocular vision problems including strabismus, amblyopia and convergence insufficiency.
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Did you know that the right side of the brain develops before the left side?
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 use in schools has increased and depending on the facility, the children work on computers for most of the day.
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 a diagnosis of concussion. Important diagnosis is critical for proper treatment.
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, so we hope clear up any questions. Of interest, is the many types of light (some visible and some invisible) that your eyes are exposed to. Each color or wavelength has correlating energy and each energy has different effects on the eye and the body.
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 in synchrony for the assumed task of allowing the brain to localize and understand an object.
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 year of life, your baby is experiencing rapid growth, physically, cognitively and emotionally. Being that vision is the least developed sense at birth, a lot happens during the first 12 months.
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 and development of neural connections in your child’s brain is physical movement.
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 the families to pay out of pocket. Many families are concerned that vision therapy is outside their budget or too expensive per each session.
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 can occasionally be bilateral. It is present in 2 out of 100 healthy children.
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 does not work. For a parent that does not want surgery for their child's eye turn and wants an alternative treatment, this can be confusing.
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, which is difficulty seeing things that are close to you.
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 specific language skills, particularly reading.”
“My child will not wear their glasses,” and “We have always gone to the eye doctor, but they said everything was ok.”
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 related concussion), a stroke, brain infections or aneurysms.
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 of panic.
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 this about? Where should I go to have my child examined?
At our vision therapy clinic, we have important goals for our patients: