Enhancing Performance on the Court: The Powerful Connection Between Vision Therapy and Basketball

1. Introduction In the high-paced world of basketball, split-second decisions can make or break a game. The ability to see the court clearly, anticipate movements, and make accurate passes is a skill that separates the good players from the great ones. That is where vision therapy comes into play.
  • Mar 14, 2024
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  • Unlocking Clarity: Adults and Vision Therapy

    On the topic of health and wellness, vision is often taken for granted, especially in adulthood. We tend to overlook the intricate mechanisms that allow us to perceive the world around us until they fail us. However, for many adults, the journey towards clearer vision isn’t as straightforward as
  • Feb 24, 2024
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  • Illuminating the Link: Vision and Learning Disabilities

    In the realm of education and cognitive development, the relationship between vision and learning disabilities is a subject of profound importance. From early childhood through adulthood, the ability to see clearly, process visual information, and comprehend the world around us significantly impacts our capacity to learn, communicate, and thrive.
  • Feb 07, 2024
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  • Enhancing Academic Performance: The Impact of Vision Therapy on Children

    In the realm of education, the link between vision and academic performance is a crucial aspect often overlooked. Vision plays a fundamental role in a child’s ability to learn and succeed in school. In recent years, vision therapy has gained recognition as a powerful tool to address visual issues
  • Jan 19, 2024
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  • Clear Vision for the Holidays: Embracing the Gift of Vision Therapy

    The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness. As we gather with family and friends, it’s important to reflect on the gifts we have, including the gift of sight. For those on a journey of vision therapy, the holidays can be an opportune time to make
  • Dec 13, 2023
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  • Fun Holiday Activities Related to Vision Therapy

    Holiday activities related to vision therapy can be a fun way to incorporate vision exercises into your vacation or break while also enjoying the festive season. Vision therapy is often used to improve eye coordination, focusing, and tracking, and these activities can complement your regular therapy sessions. Here are
  • Nov 07, 2023
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  • Synergizing Physical Therapy and Vision Therapy for Post-Injury Recovery 

    Introduction In the world of rehabilitation and recovery, various therapeutic approaches are employed to help individuals regain their physical and cognitive functions after an injury. Physical therapy is a well-known modality for addressing musculoskeletal issues, while vision therapy is less understood but equally important in its own right. This
  • Oct 25, 2023
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  • Enhancing Balance and Vision: Exploring Vestibular Rehabilitation and Vision Therapy

    The world around us is a complex web of sensory experiences.  Our ability to navigate through it seamlessly relies on the intricate interplay between various sensory systems.  Two crucial components of this sensory network are vestibular system, responsible for balance and spatial orientation, and our visual system, which provides
  • Sep 21, 2023
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  • Eyes on the Screen: The Impact of Working Too Closely with Computers on Your Vision

    In the modern digital age, computers are an indispensable part of our daily lives.  We use them for work, communication, entertainment, and much more.  However, spending long hours working closely with a computer screen can have significant effects on our vision, and it’s essential to understand and manage these potential risks
  • Aug 16, 2023
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  • It’s a pirates life for me- patching usage in vision therapy 

    We all know that a pirate’s life is full of adventure, but did you know that it can also be used to enhance vision therapy? Patching has been used for centuries as an effective form of vision therapy. It works by covering one eye or occluding the sight in
  • Jul 19, 2023
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  • Why Mothers say, “look at me when I’m talking to you!”

    Have you ever had a moment when your mom said “look at me when I’m talking to you,” and it made absolutely no sense? Surprisingly, there is actually scientific evidence behind this saying! Scientists have been studying the parallels between auditory and visual processing for years – from how we
  • May 01, 2023
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  • Behavioral Optometry and Occupational Therapy Collaboration

    Should I consider a treatment approach that includes both vision therapy and occupational therapy? Behavioral Optometrists and Occupational Therapists have been sharing ideas and collaborating for many years. When a patient is seen by one or both professionals, parents often wonder if they need both or which to do
  • Apr 22, 2023
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  • Vision Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders and Optometry’s role

    Autism Spectrum Disorders, or ASD, refers to a range of developmental conditions that impact the way people communicate, socialize, and behave. ASD can manifest in varying levels of intensity, with some individuals having mild difficulty only, and others having more severe challenges in terms of socializing, communicating, and relating
  • Apr 22, 2023
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    It is no secret that building confidence and raising self-esteem in children and adolescents is often key to their success. When a student finds themselves falling behind their peers despite feeling as though they are doing the absolute best that they can, frustration sets in. A frustrated student leads
  • Jan 31, 2023
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    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
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    As many now know, autism is on a spectrum and can look different 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
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    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 effects of the visual system are farther reaching than most people realize. Vision is not an isolated system, as 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
  • Oct 24, 2017
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    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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    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 into two words. But now since I’ve done
  • Sep 20, 2017
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    I’ve mentioned this topic in several of my previous writings, but I feel its importance renders its own post. The past couple of 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
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    More and more people 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 often manifest as functional vision disorders. According to The Concussion Project, over 50% of patients with a concussion or post-concussion syndrome
  • Aug 18, 2017
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    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, but a deficit in the brain’s ability to identify, organize, and process visual information. A person  can have 20/20 vision and still have
  • Aug 07, 2017
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    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 struggles with reading and learning due to
  • Jul 21, 2017
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    Now that you have a basic understanding behind why we test primitive reflexes, we’ll discuss how we test them at The Center for Vision Development! As stated in the previous post, primitive reflexes are one of the first things we test for during a patient’s initial evaluation. Most offices
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    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 The Center for Vision Development. Optometrists Network states that it is the leading cause of eyestrain, blurred vision,
  • Jul 06, 2017
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    I cannot reiterate enough that vision is much more than 20/20. Visual acuity (sharpness of vision) is only one small 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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    After the first week of syntonics, patients are typically given a primitive reflex exercise as their second home therapy activity. When explaining primitive reflexes with patients, one of the most frequently asked questions is, “How does this have anything to do with vision?” That is a completely understandable and
  • 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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    Hi all, The Center for Vision Development is starting a bi-weekly blog for anyone 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 public. We, along with
  • Apr 26, 2016
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