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…Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
Teachers may give kids tips and tricks to remember like, “If you hold up your left hand your first finger and thumb make an L.” However, if the child has difficulty imagining this, remembering what an L looks like, or even knowing which side the bottom line of the L is on, they will still…Continue Reading
“20/20” simply means that the person can identify a certain sized target at 20 feet that a “normal” person could identify at 20 feet. This is what we call visual acuity or EYESIGHT. An eye chart, usually with various letters or pictures for kids, is used to determine this number. Eyesight is something that takes…Continue Reading
The American Optometric Association provides a great summary of how vision really works day to day in the classroom – click here to read more. It may be working to your advantage, or may be working against you. To begin to understand the gravity of the last sentence it is important to think about what…Continue Reading
Think about your eyes is a great campaign designed to improve the awareness of how important vision is for developing children. Some scientists estimate up to 70% of the brain is either directly related to processing visual information, or 100% associates with visual areas of the brain. Most of the time vision works well and…Continue Reading
From Harvard Magazine “We tend to think of a traumatic injury as a simple, physical process, like a cut or bruise. But Zafonte, chair of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School (HMS), says it is more accurate to think of TBI as a disease, because its effects extend well…Continue Reading
Our patients come to us from all over Nebraska and even from Iowa because vision therapy works. Our patients come to us because they are experiencing signs and symptoms of what could be a visual problem or disorder and in some cases have a diagnosed medical condition. The most important recipe for success is…Continue Reading
Eyes can even get sunburnt in the winter because snow and ice reflect 80% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, even in overcast weather. Your eyes are most at risk between the hours of 10am and 3pm when UV rays are at their strongest. It is easy to remember to wear your stylish sunglasses during the…Continue Reading
Children with visual impairments or blindness can be challenging to shop for, one must think about toys in a different way. Here we have a number of links to sites to highlight a number of gift ideas for visually impaired or blind children. We have pulled a few of our favorites. For Babies: Lamaze Octotunes…Continue Reading
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