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Forward progress from backward letters: Laurian’s Story

Thank you to COVD for writing this piece. COVD Link: https://covdblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/05/laurians-story/ Laurian is a poster child for the importance of early detection of learning-related vision problems. At just five years old, she began to struggle to learn to read and write. Letters in particular gave Laurian quite a challenge as she frequently wrote them backwards, beyond...
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Sent to the principal’s office for vision problems – Destiny’s Story

Thank you to COVD for writing this piece. COVD Link: https://covdblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/29/destinys-story/ Starting in the 2nd grade, Destiny's family couldn't understand why their usually-sweet daughter was suddenly displaying behavior issues in school, being repeatedly sent to the principal's office. The next year was more of the same in her 3rd grade year.  In a time her parents describe as a "nightmare,"...
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Some answers, more questions – Adult VT, Week 5

Thank you to COVD for writing this piece. COVD Link: https://covdblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/26/adult-vt-week-5/ August is Children’s Vision & Learning Month, and did you know that adults with undiagnosed vision problems who struggle with learning can benefit from vision therapy  as well? Difficulties while reading, working, and learning to play the cello caused this adult...
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No More Tummy Aches at Reading Time: Landon’s Success Story

Thank you to COVD for writing this piece. COVD Link: https://covdblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/01/no-more-tummy-aches-at-reading-time-landons-success-story/ For young Landon C., a simple activity like writing or cutting with scissors took every ounce of his determination. Much more determination, in fact, than seemed necessary for such an intelligent and eager child. But Landon actively avoided reading and homework, complaining of Read more

Developments in Amblyopia Treatment

Thank you to COVD for writing this piece. COVD Link: https://covdblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/developments-in-amblyopia-treatment/ brain blueExciting developments in understanding amblyopia are shaping how we can approach treatment in previously inconceivable ways. That there is considerable neuroplasticity in the visual system, and that amblyopia is a binocular (two-eyed) problem, are two important realizations...
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Vision Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury

In appreciation of the final day of Brain Injury Awareness Month, we have decided to honor one of Developmental Optometry's greatest friends in the world Visual Rehabilitation, Cavin Balaster. This interview, which originally appeared on theVTWorks blog in October 2013, is Cavin's account of the day he suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury and his incredible road to...
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