Discovering Vision Therapy Blog

Seven Types of Functional Vision Problems and Their Symptoms

 

We’ve posted many times about functional vision problems, but it occurred to us that we haven’t put together a definitive post of the main problems and their symptoms.  Let’s take an in-depth look, and also explain why they’re not detected by typical vision screenings.

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Topics: Functional Vision, Functional Vision Problems, Convergence Insufficiency, Visual System

Could Pushing Children in School Have a Negative Effect on Visual Development?

A report on the high rate of Myopia among Asian schoolchildren produced a surprising conclusion:  Researchers believe the cause may be too much time spent indoors.  Ultimately, we think it may be a consequence of pushing reading and writing before a child’s visual system is adequately developed.  

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Topics: Functional Vision Problems, Visual System

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: Visual System, Focusing, Visual Skills

Why Visualization Provides Help for Struggling Readers


When we provide help for struggling readers through vision therapy, we try to get the reader to visualize things in his or her head.  Visualizing, or making pictures in one’s mind, makes things easier to remember or memorize, and ultimately easier to comprehend.

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Topics: Visual System, Vision and Reading

How Vision Problems Affect a Football Player


Football is in the air, and players are practicing hard to get any type of edge they can over the competition.  One area they may be overlooking is their vision - especially the impact vision problems can have on their game.

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Topics: Sports and Vision, Functional Vision Problems, Visual System

School Problems Can Result Even With 20/20 Vision

 

You may be familiar with the term “acuity,” but it’s only one part of a healthy visual system.  There are a number of other visual skills that are also critical, and if these aren’t working correctly, school problems can result.

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Topics: Learning-Related Vision Problems, Vision Therapy, Functional Vision Problems, Visual System

Why the Snellen Chart Fails with Certain Vision Problems

You’re probably familiar with the eye chart used by most schools for vision screenings.  It’s called the Snellen chart, and despite its widespread usage, it tends to miss significant vision problems.

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Topics: Functional Vision Problems, Snellen Eye Chart, Visual System