Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

The Vision Therapy Center’s Policies to Minimize the Spread of COVID-19


In an effort to do our part to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we want to make you aware of steps we’re taking at our clinic to protect our clients and staff.  We appreciate your cooperation in helping us implement these policies.

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Reading Specialist Discovers Why Her Child was Struggling in School

There’s a reason why functional vision problems are called “the hidden disability.” It’s because so many parents, physicians and educators aren’t aware of them. In this case, a reading specialist discovered her daughter had a vision problem, and the subsequent treatment was an eye-opening experience.

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Topics: Success Stories, Reading Problems

The Vision Therapy Center Open House on March 2

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Entrepreneur and Best-Selling Author Uses ADHD as His Superpower

Nearly 10% of children have ADHD according to the Centers for Disease Control. What happens when these kids become adults? Peter Shankman says ADHD can be their “superpower”—if they learn how to use it.

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Topics: ADD - ADHD

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