Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

How a Basic Eye Test Can Miss a Vision Problem


Parents and children are quite familiar with the eye chart used by most schools for vision screenings.  It’s called the Snellen chart, and it’s given us the term “20/20” vision.

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Topics: Functional Vision Test, Snellen Eye Chart

The Fastest Way to Overcome a Vision Problem

When you have a functional vision problem, you want to correct it as fast as possible.  The solution?  It requires a Functional Vision Test and vision therapy under the care of a developmental optometrist. Even though the testing can be involved and the therapy lengthy, ultimately it’s the fastest way to a fully-functioning vision system.

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Topics: Vision Therapy, Functional Vision Test

Do Kids Need a “Drunk Reading” Test for School?

Are you aware that one of the most effective ways of keeping our society safe from drunk drivers involves a vision test?

It’s called the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test, and it’s used by police officers to field test for sobriety.  It involves following a moving object with your eyes.  
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Topics: Functional Vision Test, Functional Vision Problems

Computer Vision Syndrome Becomes an Unintended Consequence

 

Computer usage is on the rise in the classroom, and its giving rise to an unintended consequence:  An increased risk of computer vision syndrome.

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Topics: Functional Vision Test, Computer Vision Syndrome

Seven Reasons Why It’s Important to Schedule a Vision Test Before School

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Topics: Functional Vision Test

Five Common Problems with Vision Screening Tests


August is National Children's Vision and Learning Month, and we hope that one of the results of raised public awareness is that parents will take their children in for a Functional Vision Test.  However, many parents may think that typical vision screening tests will address their needs.  Unfortunately, that’s not the case.

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Topics: Functional Vision Test

5 Ways Teachers Are Reducing Computer Eye Strain

 

Just this past week, my wife told me that one of her school’s classrooms will become an entirely iPad-based classroom.  I’m sure this is going to be extremely exciting for the kids, but parents and educators need to be aware of how important reducing computer eye strain will be for a new generation.

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Topics: Functional Vision Test, Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Eye Strain Leads to 21st Century Reading Glasses


Remember the notion that you got reading glasses when you started getting old?  Get ready for a paradigm shift:  These days you’re going to start needing computer eye strain glasses -- and you’re going to need them at an increasingly younger age.

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Topics: Functional Vision Test, Computer Vision Syndrome

Three Realistic Ways to Avoid Computer Eye Strain

A news reporter was talking to me about several of Dr. Kellye Knueppel’s recommendations for preventing computer eye strain, one of which included stopping every 15 minutes and looking at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

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Topics: Functional Vision Test, Computer Vision Syndrome

Dr. Kellye Knueppel Interviewed About Computer Eye Strain

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Topics: Functional Vision Test