Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

2020 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 2020 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

The Fundamental Difference Between an Optometrist and an Ophthalmologist

Are there two professions more easily confused than optometry and ophthalmology? There are actually a number of differences between the two, but one in particular could have a significant impact on whether or not you can overcome a functional vision problem.

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Topics: Vision Therapy, Developmental Optometrist

The Key to Overcoming Your Functional Vision Problem

When it comes to any health problem, it's the symptoms that facilitate resolution. Symptoms are like a road map, steering us toward effective solutions. Sometimes these symptoms are quite clear – they tell us with no uncertainty what is ailing. Other times our symptoms can be far more ambiguous. With functional vision problems, this kind of ambiguity is common -- its symptoms are routinely misinterpreted, leading to misdiagnosis.

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Topics: Vision and Learning, Functional Vision, Double Vision, Functional Vision Problems, The Vision Therapy Center, Developmental Optometrist, Dr. Kellye Knueppel, Directionality, Visual Skills, Symptoms of Functional Vision Problems

Eye Doctors Should Work Together to Decide on Strabismus Surgery

There was a day when physical therapy was considered a waste of money by physicians, and surgery deemed the only option for a muscle tear or broken bone. Today, we’re seeing the same dynamic with surgery for strabismus (crossed-eye).

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Topics: Developmental Optometrist, Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)

Morgan’s Vision Therapy Success Story: She Wouldn’t Give Up!

The following Vision Therapy Success Story comes to us from Morgan and her mom. After struggling to determine what was wrong with her daughter’s vision, Morgan’s family discovered vision therapy.  Read her mother’s first-hand account of their vision therapy story!

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Topics: Success Stories, Vision Therapy, Developmental Optometrist, Dr. Kellye Knueppel

Opthalmologist vs. Optometrist: Confusion Beyond the Spelling (part 2)


In part 1 of “Opthalmologist vs. Optometrist:  Confusion Beyond the Spelling”, we made light of the misspelling of the title of the post – a misspelling that according to our keyword search occurs nearly 1,400 times a month.

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Topics: Developmental Optometrist

Opthalmologist vs Optometrist: Confusion Beyond the Spelling (part 1)


As you may or may not realize, the word “ophthalmologist” is misspelled in the title of this article.  We did this purposely, after noting in a keyword search that every month nearly 1,400 people enter this misspelled term “opthalmologist vs optometrist” as they search for information on ophthalmology.

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Topics: Developmental Optometrist