Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

What Opternative Eye Exams Are Missing


Online vision tests from companies like Opternative are not accurate for diagnosing typical eye health problems. But they also fail to detect functional vision problems, which can impact a person’s ability to learn and work. Let’s look at the proper alternative to companies like Opternative.

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Topics: Functional Vision

Optometrist’s Child With 20/20 Eyesight has...Vision Problems?


Even if you have 20/20 vision -- heck, even if you’re the son of an optometrist -- you can still suffer from undetected vision problems. Discover how Luca’s undetected vision problem caused him to struggle in school, and what happened to turn his life around.

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Topics: Success Stories

The Concussion-Vision Link: Study Shows 69% of Concussed Adolescents Suffered a Vision Problem

Dr. Christina Master is not an optometrist. She is a sports pediatrician. Yet she’s one of the co-authors of a study that revealed 69% of concussed adolescents suffer from functional vision problems. It’s another example of doctors from different disciplines joining together to create awareness about the concussion-vision link.

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Topics: Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussions

Brain Injury and Vision: Study Shows Patients Improve After Vision Therapy


With concussion rates among American youth on the rise, medical practitioners are taking note of research that reveals not only the close link between a brain injury and vision problems, but also the effectiveness of vision therapy as treatment.

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Topics: Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussions

3 Visual Skills Every Parent Should Know About

The parents of children struggling in school have got it tough. We can help them by clearly communicating the potential issues that might be facing their children -- especially functional vision problems.

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Topics: Visual Skills

Is Your Child Struggling in School After the First 30 Days?

Every year, after about the first 30 days of school, our phones start ringing and visits to our website spike. Why? Because undetected vision problems appear when kids advance in school, even among students who have previously been successful in the classroom.

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Topics: Vision and Learning

What is COVD and Why is it So Important to Parents?

The medical world is full of professional organizations, many of which are unknown to parents. But there is one particular organization parents, educators and medical practitioners should be aware of: It’s called COVD, and their work can affect society in profound and life-changing ways.

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Topics: COVD

Can a Lazy Eye be Corrected in Kids AND Adults?


We looked to some promising research from McGill University to answer the question “Can lazy eye be corrected in kids AND adults?” It shows that there is hope for adults suffering from lazy eye, thanks to the plasticity of the human brain.

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Topics: Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Vision and Learning: Why the Presidential Candidates Need to Talk About It

This blog is not about politics. But we’d like to point out a line in a series of proclamations that are being passed by Wisconsin municipalities, and ask a very important question: Why is neither candidate talking about the #1 problem facing education: Vision and learning?

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Topics: Vision and Learning

Road to Recovery: From Traumatic Brain Injury to Healthy Vision

After a nearly fatal motorcycle injury and subsequent brain surgeries, Celeste Glover’s visual system was dramatically affected. Her recovery through vision therapy serves as an example of how the brain, eyes and visual pathways all work together.

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Topics: Success Stories, Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussions