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Are Children with IEPs More Likely to Have Vision Problems?

Children with IEPs — individualizedsupport in school — are more likely to experience problems with their eyes’ ability to track, team and focus, but these problems are rarely detected in a standard school screening. A comprehensive developmental vision exam can detect these and other problems with your child’s visual system.

10% of Children Have Undetected Vision Problems

Here’s what you need to know about why visual problems can go undetected, and how vision therapy can help your child develop healthy vision.

Does Your Child Have 20/20 Eyesight Yet Still Struggles In School?

Your child's eyesight may be excellent but have subpar visual skills that keep them from reaching their potential. Optometric Vision Therapy can improve visual skills and boost your child’s performance in school and in sports.

Should My Child Have Optometric Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy trains the eyes to move and focus properly. It is especially suitable for children, whose visual problems can often be resolved when diagnosed and treated early on.

Covid Safety & Mask Protocols

Dear Valued Patients,  We give thanks to God for sustaining us through these last two bizarre and very difficult years. But we came through it TOGETHER! ! !  We are very pleased to announce that due to lifted mandates, as of March 15, 2022 we will be mask-optional!!! We respect each person’s...

Toys and Games to Help Your Child Succeed in School

Does your child struggle at school or with reading? The following toys and games can help develop important visual skills to help your child thrive in school and in life.

4 Reasons Why 3D Vision is So Important

3D vision plays a key role in our ability to safely and securely navigate many facets of our everyday lives. We’ve compiled our top 4 reasons why 3D vision is so important.

Double Vision After Brain Surgery

After brain surgery, patients may experience double vision (diplopia) resulting from a disruption of the ocular muscles or nerves. Prism glasses and neuro-optometric rehabilitation can help correct post-surgery diplopia.

Screen Time Can Lead To Eye Strain And Convergence Insufficiency In Children

With an increase in online learning comes an increase in digital eye strain and convergence insufficiency, two conditions that can be effectively treated with vision therapy.

Long-Term Risks of Repeated Head Impacts Among Athletes

Collisions are a fact of life for many amateur and professional athletes. Unfortunately, head injuries raise their risk of developing sometimes incapacitating conditions and diseases in the future. Here are 6 conditions associated with sustaining multiple concussions.

4 Reasons Why Your Child May Be Refusing to Read

Children whose visual skills aren’t fully developed find it difficult and frustrating to read. Learn why your child may not want to read, and how Optometric Vision Therapy can help.

How Concussions Can Affect Self-Esteem

A blow to the head may result in a blow to one’s self-esteem. Read on to learn why and how a neuro-optometrist can help.

Can Optometric Vision Therapy Help Those With Autism?

People with autism have trouble processing and responding to sensory input, including visual input. What many don’t realize is that visual problems may be causing or contributing to the visual sensory issues some autistic people experience. When this is the case, vision therapy can often help.

What’s the Link Between Optometric Vision Therapy and Self-Confidence?

Poor visual skills can impact a child's self-esteem and confidence levels. Find out how vision therapy can unlock your child’s hidden potential and offer them the confidence and happiness they deserve.

JOIN US FOR A WORKSHOP! September 29th 5-6pm

JOIN US FOR A WORKSHOP! September 29 th from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Have the chance to ask Dr. O’Connor and Dr. Fortuna your questions

How Can Lyme Disease Affect Your Vision?

Lyme disease, an infection caused by a tick bite, can affect many parts of your body, including your eyes. Learn how Lyme disease can harm your eyes if not treated promptly.

What Is Post Traumatic Vision Syndrome?

Post traumatic vision syndrome is a group of visual deficits caused by a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Fortunately, neuro-optometric rehabilitation can improve your functional vision post-TBI so that you can get back to doing the things you love most.

Life After Head Trauma – Kendrah’s Journey to Success

Kendrah tells the story of her journey from 2 ½ years of headaches after a sports head trauma, to now planning to go to Vet school, thanks to Optometric Vision Therapy! Check out Kendrah’s entire interview here: You can find other videos on our Video Library page & YouTube channel....

Children’s Vision and Learning Awareness

It's important to understand that vision and learning are intertwined. Make sure your child’s vision isn’t holding them back from succeeding in school by scheduling a comprehensive eye evaluation today!

Kathy Guides us on the Infinity Walk

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Does your Child Have a Vision Problem? Here are 20 Signs to Look Out For

Is your child showing signs of a vision problem? Discover the different signs and symptoms that can indicate a vision problem, and learn what you can do to help your child thrive.

4 Tips To Avoid a Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can impact your vision, making it difficult to do simple tasks like reading and driving. Here are a few things you can do to avoid getting a TBI.

3 Ways Neuro-Optometry Can Help Stroke Survivors

In most cases, a stroke leaves survivors with lasting visual symptoms that can make it hard to function. Thankfully, a neuro-optometrist can help by identifying any overt and nuanced visual dysfunction and providing neuro-optometric rehabilitation therapy.

3 Causes of Lazy Eye in Children

Lazy eye (amblyopia) affects the vision of the affected eye, causing blurry vision even with corrective eyewear. Learn what may be causing your child’s lazy eye and how vision therapy can help.

5 Optometric Vision Therapy Myths Debunked

It’s important to get the facts straight. Here are 5 myths — and truths — about vision therapy.

4 Ways Vision May Be Affected Following A Stroke

Most stroke survivors experience some degree of visual dysfunction following a stroke. Here are the 4 main types of visual complications that may result from a stroke and ways neuro-optometry can help.

Dr. O’Connor explains how constricted visual field is a condition treated through light therapy

Speaker 1: (00:00) Hi, we're here with Dr. O'Connor, who has been a neurodevelopmental or behavioral optometrist for going on 46 years now, Dr. O'Connor, what is one of the most common visual dysfunctions that you see with your patients? Speaker 2: (00:16) Overall, we see so many different things,...

Meet Emma & Read Her Optometric Vision Therapy Story from Struggling Reader to Better Student

Emma Golembieski started off sad and confused. She didn't understand why she couldn't keep up with her classmates. Emma has always tried her best and would work extra hard at everything she did. Emma never gives up. Our hearts broke for her always struggling to keep up. When Emma had...

Boys With ADHD Are at Higher Risk for Brain Injury & Vision Problems

Boys who exhibit inattention and hyperactivity are at risk of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and potentially, vision problems. Find out how TBIs and vision are related and what you can do to help your child following brain injury.

Can Vision Therapy Help Myopia?

In certain cases, vision therapy may help manage the symptoms of myopia (nearsightedness). Read on to discover the hows and the whys.

What’s the Connection Between Sleep Apnea, Concussion, and Your Vision?

How is sleep apnea, concussion, and vision connected? They share many symptoms and can impact each other adversely. Read on to learn more!

Common Visual Symptoms to Watch for in Children

Vision problems are often missed during your child’s school vision screenings. Having them undergo a comprehensive eye exam can help detect any underlying vision problems. Help your child enjoy learning by giving them the tools they need to succeed with vision therapy.

Should My Child See An Occupational Therapist Or A Vision Therapist?

While occupational therapy and vision therapy have some similarities, they are actually very different. Read on to learn about their differences, and find out whether you should have your child see a vision therapist.

Join Us For Our Upcoming Workshop

Vision Impacts Every Part of Your Life... ...You Need to Know More Than You Think • Vision is the most critical of all our senses. - We depend on vision to learn, to earn, and to play. Vision guides our every move; it lets us gather meaning from the world...

Struggling with Reading & Overall Learning Problems

During COVID-19, parents are challenged with the task of supporting their children’s studies as they contend with online classrooms and homework. We can certainly acknowledge our teachers have done a phenomenal job at adapting their classroom setting to a virtual one, but a struggling reader or learning problem is hard...

How Vision Therapy Impacts Confidence & Success

Confidence is one of the keys to success. If your child is struggling in school or in sports, it could be due to a vision problem. Find out how vision therapy can improve your child’s visual skills and boost their self-confidence.

4 Ways To Help Your Students With Vision-Related Learning Difficulties

Find out how educators can accommodate students with poor visual skills and help them learn better.

Choose Holiday Gifts That Support Your Child’s Vision

When selecting a gift for your child this holiday season, try to choose one that promotes learning, creativity, and visual health. Check out our recommendations!

How to Know If Your Child Has a Functional Vision Problem

Even children with 20/20 vision may experience functional visual problems that can negatively affect their schoolwork and enjoyment of activities like reading and sports. Our vision therapy program can help treat these visual problems, allowing your child to reach their potential both in the classroom and on the sports field.

Can At-Home Learning Cause Vision Problems in Children?

Many schoolchildren have started the new school year at home, learning in online classes at least part of the time. As parents, it's important to monitor your children for signs of eyestrain and the worsening of other eye conditions.

Is Your Child Struggling in School? Join Our Zoom Workshop!

JOIN US FOR A ZOOM WORKSHOP ! October 1st, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 pm How can you tell if your child’s vision is NOT developed enough for school? Here are some signs: ➢ Takes hours to do 20 minutes of homework ➢ You go through “Homework Wars” most nights ➢ Your...

The 5 Most Common Vision Problems In Children

Most parents have heard of nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia), but there are many other visual problems that can affect a child’s success. Here are some common visual problems we think you should know about.

Is Your Child or Young Adult a Struggling Student?

If your child struggles with reading, focusing, or performing other academic tasks, it may be time to consider vision therapy. Here’s why.

Why Vision Therapy Provides Lasting Correction For Strabismus – Eye-Turn

Vision therapy is the ideal treatment for strabismus and offers long-term results because it targets the root of the issue — the brain.

Tips to Avoid a Concussion or TBI

The complexity of the brain is truly fascinating; any slight change in its chemistry or structural integrity can result in a multitude of health problems, such as visual disturbances or permanent vision loss. This can affect everyday activities such as driving, walking, reading, using a computer, and staying focused. Below...

Can Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Help Stroke Patients With Vision Problems?

Though not always evident, a stroke almost inevitably affects vision. Neuro-optometric rehabilitation can treat the resulting vision deficiencies and improve the person’s functionality and quality of life as part of an integrative treatment plan.

5 Things About TBIs You Never Knew

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can lead to severe health problems, and in 90% of cases, vision problems. Here are 5 things about TBI that you probably didn’t know.