Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

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

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

3 Reasons Vision Problems are Often Misdiagnosed as ADHD

For most children around Wisconsin, school is less than two weeks away. If you notice your child suddenly displaying poor attention in class, don’t be too quick to assume they have an attention disorder. Three symptoms of vision problems can look a lot like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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Topics: Functional Vision Problems, ADD - ADHD

Vision Therapy Success - From Hating Reading to Loving It


Anna Nelson was in 7th grade when she realized her vision wasn’t as clear as it used to be. Her optometrist said everything was fine, but for Anna, the everyday struggles were very real.

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Topics: Success Stories, Reading Problems, Functional Vision Problems, Visual Skills

When Vision Problems are Misdiagnosed as ADHD


You may already know that a chemical imbalance in the brain can influence ADHD symptoms. What you might not realize, however, is that vision problems misdiagnosed as ADHD can cause many of the same attention and behavioral issues.

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Topics: Functional Vision Problems, ADD - ADHD

How Poor Eye Movements Can Create Learning Problems


Parents and doctors may label a child’s learning or attention difficulties as ADD/ADHD. However, you might be surprised to learn that poor control of eye movements can cause similar symptoms.

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Topics: Functional Vision Problems, Visual Skills

3 Treatable Vision Problems That Mimic Dyslexia Symptoms


Parents often visit us believing their child is dyslexic based on the fact that they reverse letters and/or numbers when writing and/or reading. However, you may be surprised that sometimes symptoms that look like dyslexia can actually be a vision problem.
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Topics: Symptoms of Dyslexia, Vision Therapy, Functional Vision Problems, Convergence Insufficiency, Directionality, Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)

Occupational Therapists - Identifying Patients With Treatable Vision Problems

If you’re an occupational therapist, you’ve probably seen a case in which vision seems to negatively impact your patient’s progress. You know there is a vision problem, but you may not know what specifically isn’t working well.

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Topics: Vision Therapy, Functional Vision Problems

How a Girl’s Reading Problems Led to a Vision Therapy Success Story


Life was incredibly frustrating for 9-year-old Julia Feit and her mother Laura. Julia had been struggling in school, especially with reading, and nothing seemed to help. But as it turned out, Julia didn’t have a learning problem - she had a vision problem.

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Topics: Success Stories, Functional Vision Problems, Convergence Insufficiency, Strabismus (Crossed Eyes), Success Stories - CI

Ten Tips To Ease Eyestrain

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Topics: Functional Vision Problems, Computer Vision Syndrome