Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

The Prevalence of Strabismus: How Common Is “Crossed Eyes”

In its Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline: Comprehensive Pediatric Eye and Vision Examination, the American Optometric Association (AOA) reports that the prevalence of strabismus in the general population is somewhere between 2.5% and 4.6%. That’s 8 to 15 million people.

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Topics: Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)

Strabismus vs Amblyopia: The Difference Between Crossed Eye and Lazy Eye

Understanding the difference between strabismus and amblyopia can be confusing, as the two functional vision problems share some similar characteristics.  We produced a side-by-side comparison, including what to do if you think you’re suffering from either issue (or both)!

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Topics: Amblyopia (Lazy Eye), Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)

Good News For People With Strabismus

While your eyes may be individual organs, they are designed to work as a team. For people with strabismus, this model is compromised. While there are multiple variations of strabismus, correcting the problem always requires retraining the brain to use the two eyes together. 

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Topics: Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)

Young Girl With an Eye Turn Becomes Another Vision Therapy Success

It’s a familiar story. A specialist told 6-year-old Grace’s parents that nothing could be done about her right eye’s outward turn. But through hard work and dedication in vision therapy, Grace’s vision and reading problems dramatically improved, making her yet another vision therapy success.

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Topics: Success Stories, Vision Therapy, Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)

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)

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

What Are the Types of Strabismus?

 

 

If you’re just learning about strabismus, or an eye turn, you may be confused about exactly what it is. In fact, there are many variations of strabismus defined by a number of factors. Ultimately, the nature of the eye turn dictates the approach we take with vision therapy.

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Topics: Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)

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

She Didn’t Realize How Much She Needed Vision Therapy

Thirteen-year-old Chalen didn’t think she had a vision problem, despite having a severe case of strabismus. Six months of vision therapy later, she discovered not only how debilitating her eye turn had been, but also how much therapy helped.

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Topics: Success Stories, Vision Therapy, Amblyopia (Lazy Eye), Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)

His Trouble Reading Ended Up Being a Vision Problem

Six-year-old Joel Derrick always loved school. But when his class began reading words, school suddenly became a struggle. He and his family would soon discover that his academic problems didn’t come from a learning problem, but a vision problem. (This post includes a video interview with Joel’s mother, Lisa.)

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Topics: Success Stories, Vision Therapy, Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)