Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

2018 Gift List: 129 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 2018 list of 129 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: Functional Vision, Double Vision, The Vision Therapy Center, Directionality, Dr. Kellye Knueppel, Functional Vision Problems, Developmental Optometrist, Visual Skills, Symptoms of Functional Vision Problems, Vision and Learning

Seeing the 2015 Special Olympics Summer Games Differently

This summer, 6,500 athletes from 165 countries came together in Los Angeles for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. As part of a team of five invited international volunteers, Dr. Kellye Knueppel worked aside hundreds of local optometrists and optometry students, performing over 2,000 vision assessments over the course of seven days.

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Topics: Special Olympics, Functional Vision, Vision Therapy, Opening Eyes Program, The Vision Therapy Center, Developmental Optometrist, Dr. Kellye Knueppel, Functional Vision Problems

What’s Really Causing Your Child’s Reading Problem?

As parents, we want the best for our children. We want them to be safe, successful and happy. But for the parent of a child with an undiagnosed functional vision problem, these goals can be frustratingly elusive.

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Topics: Functional Vision, Vision Therapy, Functional Vision Problems, The Vision Therapy Center, Developmental Optometrist, Dr. Kellye Knueppel

Lazy Eye Overlooked Because Only 25% of Children Visit Optometrist?

Why is lazy eye, or amblyopia, often undetected in children?  One reason could be that only 25% of children visit an optometrist. That statistic, coupled with a lack of public awareness about lazy eye, means that many children will unknowingly suffer from a functional vision problem that can significantly impact their lives.

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Topics: Developmental Optometrist, Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

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: Strabismus (Crossed Eyes), Developmental Optometrist

Optometry Student Shares Her Reaction to Vision Therapy

 

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

Fellowship Another Accolade for Wisconsin Developmental Optometrist Dr. Brandon Begotka

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Topics: Vision Therapy, Developmental Optometrist

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