Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

Should Baseline Concussion Testing be a Graduation Requirement?

Baseline concussion testing has become the norm for high school athletes. But according to Dr. Brandi Boan, baseline testing is a good idea for everyone, not just athletes. It’s why she thinks it should be a graduation requirement that could help you the rest of your life.

Read More

Topics: Concussions

Impact of Screen-Free Week on Children Could Last a Lifetime

Excessive screen time poses a legitimate threat to a child’s visual health, school performance, and overall behavior. That’s why The Vision Therapy Center is actively promoting “Screen-Free Week,” which runs May 1-7.

Read More

Topics: Vision and Learning

Concussions and Blurred Vision: Why It Happens and What You Can Do

Concussions and blurred vision often go hand-in-hand. Because the visual system includes the eyes, brain and visual pathways, even a mild concussion can result in blurred vision. Let’s take a look at the causes, and what treatment steps you can take to relieve this symptom.

Read More

Topics: Concussions

A Mother’s Quest to Help the World See the Hidden Link Between Vision and Learning

Wendy Rosen’s book, The Hidden Link Between Vision and Learning, is more than a book.  It’s part of a relentless quest to educate and ultimately open eyes to an issue with far-reaching societal implications.

Read More

Topics: Vision and Learning

Dynamic Duo Enlists Others to Spread the Word About Vision Therapy


Dr. Ryan Edwards and Dr. Lindsey Stull are two optometrists who are taking a unique approach to spreading the word about vision therapy -- one podcast interview at a time.

Read More

Topics: Vision Therapy

What to do When Eye Patching for Amblyopia Doesn’t Work


What do you do when eye patching for amblyopia doesn’t work?  For Lydia and her family, the solution was vision therapy.  By retraining her eyes to work together, Lydia overcame amblyopia and a number of other functional vision issues.

Read More

Topics: Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Not ADD: How One Family Overcame the Struggles of Two Children

Dealing with a child’s functional vision problem and how it affects their school and play is difficult enough. It’s twice as stressful when you have two children with a problem. The Kugler family showed us they could do it, questioning an initial ADD diagnosis and using vision therapy to overcome their sons’ difficulties in school.

Read More

Topics: ADD - ADHD

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Topics: Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussions