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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

New Approach to Diagnosing Convergence Insufficiency Makes Detection Easier for Primary Care Optometrists

Convergence insufficiency is a relatively unknown vision problem that affects up to 8.3% of kids and the prevalence is likely similar in adults. Even with such a high rate of occurrence, optometrists have not always been able to detect the most common types of CI -- until now.

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Topics: Convergence Insufficiency

What are the Symptoms of Amblyopia?

Commonly called “lazy eye,” amblyopia occurs when clear eyesight fails to develop in one or both eyes, even with glasses and in the absence of disease.

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Topics: Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Why it Took This Seventh Grader 3 Hours a Night to do Homework

Why does a gifted reader spend 3 hours a night struggling with homework?

And why was this same seventh grader suddenly unable to read anything more challenging than a comic book?

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Topics: Success Stories

Types of Amblyopia: “Lazy Eye” Can Take on Several Forms

Amblyopia is the medical term for what is commonly called “lazy eye.” Amblyopia results from the failure to develop clear vision in one or both eyes even with glasses in the absence of disease. Typically, one eye sees more clearly than the other but sometimes both eyes are affected.

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Topics: Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

The Prevalence of Strabismus: How Common Is “Crossed Eyes”

In its Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline: Comprehensive Pediatric Eye and Vision Examination, the American Optometric Association (AOA) reports that the prevalence of strabismus in the general population is somewhere between 2.5% and 4.6%. That’s 8 to 15 million people.

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Topics: Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)