Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

Strabismus vs Amblyopia: The Difference Between Crossed Eye and Lazy Eye

Understanding the difference between strabismus and amblyopia can be confusing, as the two functional vision problems share some similar characteristics.  We produced a side-by-side comparison, including what to do if you think you’re suffering from either issue (or both)!

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Topics: Strabismus (Crossed Eyes), Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Computer Eye Strain: How Teachers and Students Can Reduce Eye Strain From Computer Use

As more and more schoolwork is being performed online and with mobile devices, parents and teachers are continuing to search for new ways to reduce eye strain from computer use.  We’ve compiled a number of tips for students, parents and teachers to help reduce computer eye strain.

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Topics: Computer Vision Syndrome, Vision and Learning

It’s Never Too Late: How an Adult Patient Overcame a Lifetime of Vision Problems

It’s common for us to see adult patients like Barbara Federlin, who have suffered through a lifetime of vision problems and are at wit’s end. Her story, and her success, is an inspiring message to all that it’s never too late to overcome a functional vision problem.

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Topics: Success Stories, Functional Vision Problems

Seeing Double: The Causes of Double Vision

Seeing double is no picnic and, in some cases, it can be quite scary.  Once you understand the root causes of double vision, however, you can work with an eye care professional to find an appropriate treatment.

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Topics: Double Vision

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Getting a Second Opinion for a Struggling Student

If your child is struggling in school, you may have been told “nothing is wrong.”  However, the issue may be an undetected functional vision problem. This post details five reasons when getting a second opinion may help you find this often-overlooked issue.

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Topics: Functional Vision Problems, Vision and Learning

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: Reading Problems, Success Stories

Concussions in Sports: Chiropractor Shares Insights for High School Athletes

Awareness is growing regarding concussions in sports. To understand what’s emerging in the field beyond vision, we reached out to the chiropractor of the Milwaukee Wave, and tapped into his experience with head injuries.

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Topics: Concussions

Vision and Learning: 6 Links to Help Parents Keep Summer Learning in SIGHT!

August rolls around again, and with it comes Vision and Learning Month.  This year’s theme is “Keep Summer Learning In Sight,” and with it we’re providing a number of links from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) to help parents prevent summer learning loss and have fun at the same time.

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Topics: International Children's Vision and Learning Month

Vision Therapy Success: Recovering After 3 Years of Vertigo

It was three years ago that Kay Saemann took a bad fall off a horse. The fall was followed by three years of vertigo, dizziness and nearly losing her job. But Kay has recovered, thanks to vision therapy.

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Topics: Double Vision, Traumatic Brain Injury, Success Stories

Kids Who Won’t Wear Their Glasses Are Telling Us Something

Kids who won’t wear their glasses reject them for a variety of reasons. One in particular may come as a surprise to parents and teachers: The glasses are not the optimal prescription.

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Topics: Functional Vision