Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

Photophobia: A Surprising Reason Why You’re Experiencing Light Sensitivity

 

Photophobia is a condition in which your visual system is extremely sensitive to light.  Beyond the expected causes, such as pathologies and brain injuries, functional vision problems can also cause light sensitivity.

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Topics: Symptoms of Functional Vision Problems

The Surprising Reason Why You Suffer From Motion Sickness

 

Motion sickness is both an unpleasant and a misunderstood condition. Many people who experience it don’t know why the body reacts the way it does, or that its root cause may actually be a functional vision problem.

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Topics: Functional Vision Problems, Visual Skills, Symptoms of Functional Vision Problems

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: Vision and Learning, Functional Vision, Double Vision, Functional Vision Problems, The Vision Therapy Center, Developmental Optometrist, Dr. Kellye Knueppel, Directionality, Visual Skills, Symptoms of Functional Vision Problems

VIDEO: Why a Vision Problem Can Cause a Poor Pencil Grip

 

Many of our vision therapy patients have a poor pencil grip. This often occurs because these children will learn to write before they are developmentally ready, either because of a vision problem or because their fingers are not dexterous enough, or both.  Either way, we often find children in vision therapy need to work on this skill.

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Topics: Vision Therapy, Functional Vision Problems, Symptoms of Functional Vision Problems

An Unexpected Reason Why Your Child’s Eyes Hurt


When parents come to us because their child’s eyes hurt, we sometimes surprise them when we say, “Your child does have a vision problem.”

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Topics: Symptoms of Functional Vision Problems

Students Will Complain “Eyes Hurt” with New School Year

Within the first few months of school, a student may start to complain that their “eyes hurt,” or that they have itching and/or watery eyes.  Parents and teachers may notice this occurs whenever a child reads or is on the computer for an extended period of time.  This may be an indication the student is suffering from an undetected vision problem.

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Topics: Functional Vision Problems, Symptoms of Functional Vision Problems