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Archive for October 2014

Eye Turns, Crossed Eyes, Lazy Eyes

Strabismus Strabismus is commonly referred to as a crossed eye or wandering eye. It is a visual condition in which a person’s eyes do not point at the same object at the same time. The result is the appearance of one eye turning in relationship to the other. The eye turn may occur constantly or…

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Who Benefits From Vision Therapy?

Any person of any age who experiences visual challenges or any person that wants to improve their visual efficiency in sports or everyday life!   Common reasons people seek Vision Therapy are: Learning-related Vision Problem     Does 20 minutes of homework take 3 hours? Letter reversals? Difficulty with reading comprehension or math concepts? Vision Therapy can…

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Glossary

Amblyopia: Commonly called a “lazy eye”. It is an eye that has reduced vision that is not correctable by wearing corrective lenses.   Anomalous Retinal Correspondence: A condition in which the center of the retina that produces the sharpest eye sight (the fovea) of the two eyes do not point in a common direction; the…

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What is Vision Therapy?

Optometric Vision Therapy is:   A progressive program of vision procedures  based on the science of neuroplasticity. (Neuroplasticity refers to the ability of the brain to reorganize itself and fix problems that arise from the failure of the brain and eyes to communicate properly.)  Performed under doctor supervision Individualized to fit the visual needs of each…

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Helen’s Story (71)

I had a stroke in my right eye and lost 90% of her vision in that eye.  Everything went upside down – I felt like I was losing control. I lost my independence and felt out of place. I was fearful to do the things I use to do because I couldn’t see. My world…

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Morgan’s Story (8)

When Morgan was in 2nd grade, I started noticing that she was not progressing as well in reading and math as her twin brother. She was not developing fluency and she would stumble over easy sight words. Her teacher made comments such as, “Morgan is much smarter than she is able to show on paper.”…

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Mark’s Story (11)

Mark has always been a super smart boy, but when it came to reading he would struggle.  He would move his head when he read, skip, reread, or omit words, used his finger as a marker and had poor handwriting.  In addition, he would often get headaches.       During the first four years of school (from…

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Luke’s Story (9)

Luke has attended Vision Therapy for nine months. The therapy sessions have taken place while Luke has attended school full time. He was diagnosed in August with dysfunction in all areas of visual processing. His performance at the beginning of the school year required constant diligence on the part of his teachers, but mostly himself.…

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Bree’s Story (25)

Vision therapy has changed my life. Before therapy I avoided reading out loud, had low self-esteem, had difficulty comprehending written material, and suffered from severe headaches. Since completing therapy, the most dramatic change has been in my self-esteem. This has had a ripple effect throughout my entire life. My comprehension of written material has improved…

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James’ Story (10)

Our son, James, loved to read and had a great vocabulary. But he began to fall behind in comprehension as the amount of required reading increased, the print got smaller, and the pictures fewer. He also had great difficulty with fine motor skills. Because handwriting was so hard, he had used a computer for his…

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