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The Vision Therapy Center, Reviewed by Dr. Brandon Begotka

The content in this post created was written by professional writers and then reviewed and edited for medical accuracy by Dr. Brandon Begotka of The Vision Therapy Center.

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Teaching at Home: Visual Tips to Help Kids Learn More Effectively

COVID-19 has brought change—and challenges—to education. The Vision Therapy Center wants to help.

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Topics: Vision and Learning

End the Homework Horrors: Visual Secrets to Help Kids Succeed in School


To solve the nightly homework struggles of her children, Dr. Brenda Montecalvo decided to use her knowledge as a developmental optometrist to find a solution. The results were three highly successful kids—and now a book that's available to help other parents have similar success.

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Topics: Vision and Learning, Visual Skills, Vision and Reading

Screen-Free Activities and Toys for Kids: Fun Ways to Build Visual Skills

During these days of COVID-19 self-isolation, parents are looking for screen-free activities for their children.  The developmental optometrists at The Vision Therapy Center have created a list that’s both fun and builds visual skills.

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Topics: Visual Skills

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

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