Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

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

Studying Too Much or Not at All: How Vision Leads Behavior

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.

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Topics: Vision and Learning, Visual Skills

Why This School District had a Lower Need for Special Education Services

Sometimes you run across a statistic that is so compelling that you feel like running through your neighborhood, grabbing people by the shoulders, and screaming, “Look at this!” The post about special education services and screening for learning-related vision problems is a perfect example.

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Topics: Vision and Learning, Reading Problems, Learning-Related Vision Problems, Vision Therapy, 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