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Discovering Vision Therapy Blog
Topics: Vision and Learning
To solve the nightly homework struggles of her children, Dr. Brenda Montecalvo decided to use her knowledge as a developmental optometrist to find a solution. The results were three highly successful kids—and now a book that's available to help other parents have similar success.
Kids can experience school problems for a variety of reasons. But beyond things like a learning disability or stress at home, one surprising issue can affect kids who’ve never struggled in school before: A functional vision problem.
Topics: Vision and Learning
As more and more schoolwork is being performed online and with mobile devices, parents and teachers are continuing to search for new ways to reduce eye strain from computer use. We’ve compiled a number of tips for students, parents and teachers to help reduce computer eye strain.
If your child is struggling in school, you may have been told “nothing is wrong.” However, the issue may be an undetected functional vision problem. This post details five reasons when getting a second opinion may help you find this often-overlooked issue.
Wendy Rosen’s book, The Hidden Link Between Vision and Learning, is more than a book. It’s part of a relentless quest to educate and ultimately open eyes to an issue with far-reaching societal implications.
Can developmental optometrists predict the future? No, but they can predict the future behavior patterns of their patients. That’s because vision leads behavior, a fact which helps us understand the reason behind academic and social struggles in children.
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.
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
In school, Jack Coakley would often look away from his desk and gaze out the window. His teachers thought he wasn’t paying attention. It wasn’t until he visited The Vision Therapy Center that his parents and teachers realized this apparent lack of attention was really a functional vision problem.
Every year, spring heralds in a new round of standardized tests for college-bound high schoolers. While it’s a time of great promise, it can also yield surprising disappointment, as a bright student may perform poorly on a test. These students may not realize that a low score may be due to a vision problem.
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The content on this website has been created by The Vision Therapy Center. It was written by professional writers and then reviewed and edited for medical accuracy by the Developmental Optometrists at The Vision Therapy Center.