SCREEN TIME FOR KIDS

Parents are constantly asking us about appropriate screen time for their kids. This concern is popping up more and more as the pervasiveness of technology in everyday life continues to grow at a rapid rate. While there is not a “one size fits all” answer, there are a few
  • Mar 20, 2018
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  • Myths and Misconceptions

    Vision Therapy Only Involves the Eyes This is one of the biggest misconceptions and comes as a surprise to most patients and parents alike. But vision is not an isolated system. It is inseparable from the brain which is inseparable from the body. The Vestibular Disorders Association talks about
  • Feb 02, 2018
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  • VISION THERAPY AND AUTISM

    As many now know, autism is on a spectrum and can look differently in different people. It is a neurobiological disorder that can have a range of conditions which include challenges with social skills, communication, forming relationships, speech, processing, and responding to information from their senses. Those with autism
  • Dec 20, 2017
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  • VISUAL MOTOR INTEGRATION

    Visual motor integration fits in seamlessly with the overarching theme of this blog, which is that vision affects and is affected by more than just the eyes. It bears repeating that your eyes, brain, and body exist not as isolated parts, but interconnected functions of a whole you. Our
  • Nov 08, 2017
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  • THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE VESTIBULAR SYSTEM AND VISION

    The effects of the visual system are farther reaching than most realize. Vision is not an isolated system, it is inseparable from the brain and the brain is inseparable from the body. This concept is essential to the understanding of how the vestibular system and vision are related. The
  • Oct 24, 2017
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  • IS IT DYSLEXIA?

    October is Dyslexia Awareness Month! I think it is important for me to start by outright saying that vision therapy does not treat dyslexia. According to the International Dyslexia Association, dyslexia is a “language-based learning disability and refers to a cluster of symptoms that result in people having difficulties
  • Oct 06, 2017
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  • JACK’S SUCCESS STORY

    Patient Success Story- Jack, Age 11, Length of Treatment: 8 months Jack’s Success Story: “Before vision therapy I was having problems with focusing on the words while I was reading and the words were blurry at first and they would go in to two words. But now since I’ve
  • Sep 20, 2017
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  • FUNCTIONAL VISION DISORDERS MISDIAGNOSED AS ADHD

    I’ve mentioned this topic in several of my previous writings, but I feel its importance renders its own post.  The past couple decades have seen the rise of the diagnosis of ADHD, especially in school-aged children. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Psychiatric Association
  • Sep 01, 2017
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  • HOW CONCUSSIONS AFFECT VISION

    More and more people in our society are becoming aware of the severity of concussions and the effects they can have on one’s life. But not everyone realizes that these effects oftentimes manifest as functional vision disorders. According to The Concussion Project, over 50% of patients with a concussion
  • Aug 18, 2017
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  • “THE EYES LOOK, BUT THE BRAIN SEES”: VISUAL PROCESSING DISORDERS

    Vision therapy does not only treat functional vision disorders, but perceptual ones as well. A visual processing disorder is not a physical disability of the eye, it is a deficit in the brain’s ability to identify, organize, and process visual information. One can have 20/20 vision and still have
  • Aug 07, 2017
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  • LEARNING-RELATED VISION PROBLEMS

    Every child should have every opportunity to reach their full potential, especially in school! As adults we should do everything possible to make sure a child’s love for learning is not stifled by any means. But 1 out of every 10 children struggle with reading and learning due to
  • Jul 21, 2017
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  • PRIMITIVE REFLEXES PART 2

    Now that you have a basic understanding behind the why of primitive reflexes, we’ll discuss the how! As stated in the previous post, primitive reflexes are one of the first things we test for at a patient’s initial evaluation. Most offices test for the same basic reflexes, but with
  • Jul 08, 2017
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  • CONVERGENCE INSUFFICIENCY

    The first visual disorder I want to go into more detail about is convergence insufficiency. It is among the most (if not the most) common binocular vision disorder we treat at CVD. Optometrists Network states that it is the leading cause of eyestrain, blurred vision, double vision, and/or headaches.
  • Jul 06, 2017
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  • MORE THAN 20/20: VISION THERAPY CONCEPTS YOU NEED TO KNOW

    I cannot reiterate enough that vision is much more than 20/20. Visual acuity (sharpness of vision) is only one minute aspect of vision. Vision therapy is not intended to make you see more clearly, but rather to train your brain to better communicate with your visual system.  If you
  • Jun 27, 2017
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  • PRIMITIVE REFLEXES PART 1

    After the first week of syntonics, patients are typically given a primitive reflex exercise as their second home therapy activity. When explaining primitive reflexes, one of our most frequently asked questions is, “How does this have anything to do with vision?” That is a completely understandable and expected question.
  • May 25, 2017
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  • Syntonics: Optometric Phototherapy

    If you’ve never experienced vision therapy, then chances are slim that you’ve heard of syntonics. But I chose it as the subject of my second blog post because its significance should not be overlooked or misunderstood. Syntonics, which is a form of light therapy, serves as the starting point
  • May 11, 2017
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  • VISION THERAPY: THE BASICS

    Hi all, The Center for Vision Development is starting a bi-weekly blog in order for anyone who is interested in vision therapy to learn more about it in a detailed, yet simplified way! Although vision therapy is not a new practice, it is still relatively unknown to the general
  • Apr 26, 2016
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