Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

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

New Website To Improve Understanding of Functional Vision Problems

 

When we redesigned our website, we decided to devote the home page to describing “functional vision problems.” We think the addition of the word “functional” can help people distinguish the types of vision problems that exist, and open the door to understanding vision therapy.

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

Christmas Wish List from The Vision Therapy Center

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Topics: Vision Therapy, Dr. Kellye Knueppel, The Vision Therapy Center

Optometry Student Shares Her Reaction to Vision Therapy

 

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

How Does Syntonics Help Children Overcome Vision Problems? (VIDEO)

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Topics: The Vision Therapy Center, Dr. Kellye Knueppel, Syntonics

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

How Do You Know if Vision Therapy Works for Amblyopia and Strabismus?

Considering how much we write about amblyopia and strabismus, the question posed on our blog was fair enough:  Is there any research about the efficacy of vision therapy for an adult who has both amblyopia and strabismus?

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Topics: Vision Therapy, Dr. Kellye Knueppel, Amblyopia (Lazy Eye), Strabismus (Crossed Eyes), Functional Vision Problems

More Vision Therapy Exercises: Meet the Wayne Saccadic Fixator

Many patients who receive vision therapy have problems with eye movements, peripheral vision and different aspects of hand-eye coordination.  To help them overcome these difficulties, we use the Wayne Saccadic Fixator.

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Topics: Dr. Kellye Knueppel, Functional Vision Problems, Vision Therapy