Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

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

3 Visual Skills Every Parent Should Know About

The parents of children struggling in school have got it tough. We can help them by clearly communicating the potential issues that might be facing their children -- especially functional vision problems.

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Topics: Visual Skills

Sports Vision: How the Visual System Impacts Your Play

While we typically focus our blog posts on examining functional vision’s impact on academics, it also influences our performance in sports. Here are examples of how it affects three of the most popular sports in America: Baseball, football and basketball.

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Topics: Vision Therapy, Visual Skills, Sports and Vision

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: Visual Skills, Vision and Learning

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

Vision Therapy Success - From Hating Reading to Loving It


Anna Nelson was in 7th grade when she realized her vision wasn’t as clear as it used to be. Her optometrist said everything was fine, but for Anna, the everyday struggles were very real.

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Topics: Reading Problems, Success Stories, Functional Vision Problems, Visual Skills

Are Hidden Vision Problems Holding You Back in Sports?

As summer approaches, so does a student athlete’s off-season conditioning. While coaches tend to emphasize weightlifting and sprints, addressing hidden vision problems could be another way to up your game.

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Topics: Sports and Vision, Visual Skills, Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

How Poor Eye Movements Can Create Learning Problems


Parents and doctors may label a child’s learning or attention difficulties as ADD/ADHD. However, you might be surprised to learn that poor control of eye movements can cause similar symptoms.

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Topics: Visual Skills, Functional Vision Problems

Could Controlling Eye Movements Help Control ADHD?

 

A new study has revealed strong evidence that involuntary eye movement could be a sign of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It also reinforces what we’ve known for a long time: If kids can control their eye movements, it will improve their attention span.

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Topics: Vision Therapy, Visual Skills, Functional Vision Problems, ADD - ADHD

Vision Therapy Activity Helps with “Problems Focusing Eyes”

 

Focusing issues, or accommodation, is more than a case of “having the problem of focusing your eyes.”  As is many of the vision problems we encounter at The Vision Therapy Center, these are issues that affect the entire visual system.  In this video, we’ll focus on an activity that helps people overcome problems with their focusing system.

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Topics: Focusing, Visual System, Visual Skills