Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

Screen Time Study Reveals Effects on Children’s Development

A new study suggests excessive screen viewing could impact the cognitive development of preschoolers. It also underscores what we’ve known for a while—that too much screen time can have a negative impact on kids in a lot of ways. And that includes their vision.

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Topics: Vision and Learning, Vision and Reading, Screen-Free Week

2019 Gift List: 131 Vision-Friendly, Age-Appropriate Toys

To help parents pick out the toys that will enhance a child’s visual development, we’re offering up our 2019 list of 131 optometrist-approved children’s toys!  This year we’ve labeled the toys with age-appropriate designations.

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Topics: Vision Friendly Gift List, Developmental Optometrist

Could Controlling Eye Movements Help Control ADHD?

A study has revealed strong evidence that involuntary eye movement could be a sign of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It has also reinforced what we’ve known for a long time: If kids can control their eye movements, it will improve their attention span.

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Topics: Vision Therapy, Functional Vision Problems, Visual Skills, ADD - ADHD

Why Did This High School Student’s Eyes Hurt So Much?

When Mary Stern was a high school sophomore, her vision problems became overwhelming.

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Topics: Success Stories

How Vision Therapy Turned Nancy’s Life Around Following a Stroke

Nancy Kaplan was in the hospital recovering from endocarditis, a heart infection, when she suffered a stroke.

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Topics: Success Stories

Keira’s Trouble Focusing in School Turned Out to be a Functional Vision Problem

While on a car ride, seven-year-old Keira Halliday tried to read a stop sign. “It’s blurry,” she said to her mother, Amy.

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Topics: Success Stories

Titus Didn’t Have ADHD After All

Ask any teacher -- it’s a lot to expect a young child to sit and be attentive in school, especially in preschool or kindergarten.  Kids are distracted. Kids want to play.  

But Titus was different.

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Topics: Success Stories, ADD - ADHD

Educator and ADHD Coach Strongly Recommends Functional Vision Exams

If you have a child diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or are an adult with the diagnosis, knowing how to best manage the symptoms can be challenging. In fact, the symptoms themselves can sometimes reflect a complex of problems related not only to ADHD but also to other issues—such as a functional vision problem.

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Topics: ADD - ADHD

ADHD Misdiagnosis: Functional Vision Problems Could be the Culprit

If your child is displaying poor attention in class, don’t be too quick to assume they have an attention disorder. Symptoms of functional vision problems can closely resemble attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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Topics: Symptoms of Functional Vision Problems, ADD - ADHD

Can Adults Be Treated for Lazy Eye?

We field inquiries literally from all over the world regarding lazy eye treatment for adults. The question is always the same: Am I too old to get treatment for my lazy eye?

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Topics: Amblyopia (Lazy Eye), Lazy Eye Correction for Adults