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What Dogs Can Teach Us About Vision Testing in Infants and Children


Do dogs need to get their vision tested?  Prisca did. Her testing not only revealed a functional vision problem, but also serves as an example of how we can find similar undetected issues in infants and children.

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Topics: Functional Vision Test

Why Every Child Needs a Functional Vision Test Before Summer Ends

Many parents schedule their child’s summer functional vision exam at the beginning of summer. But if time got away from you, we strongly recommend scheduling one before the new school year begins.

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Topics: Functional Vision, Learning-Related Vision Problems, Functional Vision Test

Why a Summer Eye Exam is Crucial for Every Child

School’s almost out for summer. While we know students could use the break from long days, homework and exams, just one more important test is in order: a Functional Vision Test. If it reveals a vision problem, summer is the perfect time to start vision therapy.

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Topics: Functional Vision Test, Learning-Related Vision Problems

5 Simple Ways to Overcome Vision Issues in the Workplace


As we enter Workplace Eye Wellness Month, the workplace is experiencing an increase in vision problems. The good news? Many of these vision issues can be treated or avoided with a special type of prescription lens and good visual habits at your computer.

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Topics: Functional Vision Test, Computer Vision Syndrome

Could a Video Game be the Next Best Lazy Eye Treatment?

We keep an eye on new computer games designed to help treat patients with lazy eye. We’ve seen a lot of attempts, but none have aligned with a true developmental optometry approach to amblyopia - until now.

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Topics: Vision Therapy, Functional Vision Test, Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Resolve to See 2015 Better With a Functional Vision Test


In the midst of making New Year’s resolutions, we don’t want you to forget about you or your child’s vision. That’s why we’re encouraging everybody to resolve to schedule a Functional Vision Test in 2015.

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Topics: Vision Therapy, Functional Vision Problems, Amblyopia (Lazy Eye), Strabismus (Crossed Eyes), Functional Vision Test

Six Ways to Keep Eyes Healthy During Healthy Vision Month

 

The National Eye Institute (NEI) has declared that May is Healthy Vision Month.  Like many of these special months, the point is not to strive for healthy vision only during the month of May, but on an annual basis.  That’s why the NEI offers up five smart ideas to keep your eyes healthy all year long - and we’ve added an extra bonus tip to help avoid Computer Vision Syndrome!

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Topics: Functional Vision Test

Why a Summer Eye Exam is so Critical for a Struggling Student

Summer is just around the corner (or at least that’s the rumor here in Wisconsin).  If you have a child who is a struggling student, the break from school will be welcome – but it shouldn’t be squandered. Use the summer months to schedule a Functional Vision Test.  It just might reveal why your child is struggling in school.

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Topics: Functional Vision, Functional Vision Test, Learning-Related Vision Problems

Reducing Computer Eye Strain Becoming a Financial Priority for Businesses

 

We’ve entered a new age of computer usage, but have we also entered a new age of vision problems as a result?  Research indicates that vision problems, such as computer eye strain, are on the rise in the workplace.  It’s a development that is starting to hit businesses in the pocketbook.

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Topics: Vision Therapy, Functional Vision Test, Computer Vision Syndrome

Are Your Techie Children In Danger of Developing Computer Vision Syndrome?

 

Just as fashion trends start on the coasts of the US, it makes sense that a vision problem caused by heavy computer use should start in Bangalore, India.  The number of new computer vision syndrome cases in India’s technology hub serves as a wake-up call for heavy tech users here in the states.

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Topics: Functional Vision Test, Computer Vision Syndrome