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131 Vision Friendly, Age-appropriate Toys

December 19, 2020

Dr. Kelly Knueppel has been gracious enough to share with us a plethora of great ideas for gifts this holiday season.  Please follow the link below where the American Optometric Association has featured her list of games you can use to build you/your child’s visual ability while having fun at the same time. View here…

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Congratulations to the Docs at Heartland!

October 10, 2019

Nebraska Optometric Association Honors Heartland Eye Consultants Doctors for Serving Our Profession At the recent Nebraska Optometric Association Fall Convention in Kearney, Dr. Will Ferguson, Dr. Holly Ternus, and Dr. Marie Bolin were all recognized for their service to the profession. Dr. Will Ferguson was presented the Dr. Charles Seeger “Young OD of the Year”…

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A Potential Breakthrough in Concussion Diagnosis

June 21, 2019

Not all mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs) are concussions, but all concussions are mTBIs.  This statement is made with confidence.  The ability to diagnose a concussion can leave practitioners with less confidence.  This is because current technology doesn’t allow doctors to see the micro-damage (stretching and sheering) of brain tissue involved.  Often things such as…

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Video Information/Testimonials From Around the World

April 25, 2019

Click on the link below to watch various people, from various practices, from all different places benefitting from vision therapy services! Vision Therapy Videos Vision Therapy and Visual Rehabilitation — as practiced by optometrists — is an effective non-surgical treatment for vision problems related to many conditions, such as vision-related learning disabilities, ADHD, dyslexia, amblyopia…

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Joint Call to Action For Patients and Providers!!

March 4, 2019

The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) and the Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation AssociationTM (NORA) have issued a joint statement to increase the awareness of the prevalence of visual dysfunctions noted after suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI).  You can find a link to the article here. The statement emphasizes the need for interdisciplinary collaboration…

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Lazy Eyes or Lazy Brain? Strabmisus (Eye Turn)

December 27, 2018

Eye Turn (Strabismus) Strabismus is the condition in which a person is unable to align both eyes. When both eyes do not point at an object at the same time, it results in the appearance of one eye turning in, out, up, down. This eye turning may be: constant (one eye turns all the time)…

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Lazy Eyes or Lazy Brain?

December 10, 2018

“Lazy Eye” is an often misunderstood condition. The term itself leads to the idea that there is something wrong with the actual eyeball. People think “It can’t see well or it can’t move with the other eye, it must be lazy then!”. However, eye muscles are 60x stronger than necessary. Unless there is another condition…

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Concussions: When the Visual System Takes a Hit

January 20, 2018

People are becoming continually more aware of concussions and the long term impact they can have on a person’s life. Approximately 70% of people who suffer a concussion will experience a vision problem as determined in the study “Vision Diagnoses Are Common After Concussion in Adolescents”. Common problems include: Binocular Vision Problem (difficulty using the…

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Evolution of Science, the Brain, and VISION!

December 15, 2017

Many people are unfamiliar with what vision therapy is and wonder if it is a ‘new fad.’  The reality is, vision therapy has been an effective clinical treatment administered by optometrists for over 50 years. The problem was that 50 years ago science knew ‘the truth’ about the visual system – it wasn’t changeable after…

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The Importance of Active Play as a Child

December 15, 2017

Do you notice your child or student struggling with: Learning the alphabet? Remembering what letters or numbers look like? Writing letters or numbers correctly? Recognizing words? Seeing minor differences between words like on/no, clear/clean, it/if Confusing words that begin and end similarly like winter/water, fire/fierce, through/though Recognizing a word that was previously seen on the…

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