Vision is a human’s best sense for anticipation (the same is true for a horse). For this Olympian, he and his horse need to know when to jump and how high to jump. A feat not likely to be as successful with their eyes closed. It was extremely important for William Fox-Pitt to retrain his…Continue Reading
If this picture looks familiar come homework time I don’t need to explain to you what it’s like to be in the trenches fighting the homework war. You know it, you live it, you dread it. And most of all, we feel it for the child who is struggling. Luckily there may be a solution…Continue Reading
A School Vision Screening is Not a Substitute for a Comprehensive Eye Exam A school vision screening, while a highly useful tool in schools, is limited and designed only to check your child’s distance vision. It can tell you how well your child can read a chart that is 20 feet away and it may…Continue Reading
Ruchika Ranasinghe, MD of Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada has some great insights as to how vision affects learning. Our passion at Heartland Eye Consultants is to maximize people’s visual ability to optimize their performance in daily life. For children, daily life means learning in the classroom. Learning in the classroom means heavy…Continue Reading
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
For an athlete to perform at their best, they must consider optimizing many variables. Hydration, nutrition, sleep, conditioning, strength, agility, just to name a few. One factor that should not be ignored is vision. Athletes rely on vision to lead the execution of body movements. Think how hard it would be to hit a baseball…Continue Reading
CNN reports on a new study from the journal of Pediatrics that suggests that recovery from a brain injury or concussion can take anywhere from days to weeks to years depending on the age of the injured and the severity of the concussion. In conjunction with other symptoms such as headaches, blurred vision and dizziness,…Continue Reading
Everyday there is more and more research developing on the study of brain plasticity and recovery from brain injuries. Hightlight this week: New Treatments for Concussions Based on Recent Brain Research The Diane Rehm Show Thu, June 4 2015 Synopsis Dramatic results in reduction of symptoms and in some case full recovery after new use…Continue Reading
We are starting Brain Injury Awareness Month with reviewing book that is an intimate and personal account of suffering from a concussion. The Ghost in my Brain Clark Elliott Clark had a short blackout as the result of a fairly minor automobile accident. His symptoms were anything but minor. For over a decade he dealt…Continue Reading
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