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Teaching at Home: Visual Tips to Help Kids Learn More Effectively

COVID-19 has brought change—and challenges—to education. The Vision Therapy Center wants to help.

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Topics: Vision and Learning

End the Homework Horrors: Visual Secrets to Help Kids Succeed in School


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.

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Topics: Vision and Learning, Visual Skills, Vision and Reading

Screen Time Study Reveals Effects on Children’s Development

A new study suggests excessive screen viewing could impact the cognitive development of preschoolers. It also underscores what we’ve known for a while—that too much screen time can have a negative impact on kids in a lot of ways. And that includes their vision.

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Topics: Vision and Learning, Vision and Reading, Screen-Free Week

Why School Problems Can Occur With Kids Who Never Had Problems Before

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.

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Topics: Vision and Learning

Computer Eye Strain: How Teachers and Students Can Reduce Eye Strain From Computer Use

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.

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Topics: Vision and Learning, Computer Vision Syndrome

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Getting a Second Opinion for a Struggling Student

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.

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Topics: Vision and Learning, Functional Vision Problems

Why A Big Benefit of Homeschooling Could Also Be a Problem

One of the true benefits for homeschooling is the fact that it allows children to learn at their own pace. However, this can be a problem if a child has an undetected functional vision problem, and their progress is impeded unbeknownst to the parents.

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Topics: Vision and Learning, Vision and Reading

A Mother’s Quest to Help the World See the Hidden Link Between Vision and Learning

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.

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Topics: Success Stories, Vision and Learning

Is Your Child Struggling in School After the First 30 Days?

Every year, after about the first 30 days of school, our phones start ringing and visits to our website spike. Why? Because undetected vision problems appear when kids advance in school, even among students who have previously been successful in the classroom.

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Topics: Vision and Learning

Vision and Learning: Why the Presidential Candidates Need to Talk About It

This blog is not about politics. But we’d like to point out a line in a series of proclamations that are being passed by Wisconsin municipalities, and ask a very important question: Why is neither candidate talking about the #1 problem facing education: Vision and learning?

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Topics: Vision and Learning