Looking for that last minute stocking stuffer?The Vision Therapy Blog pooled our resources again this year for favorite games and activities that will help develop basic skills for: visual processing, fine-motor, eye-hand coordination and much more. Enjoy! Share! The Vision Therapy Blog’s Top 10: 10....
Today Jessica is a happy and confident teenager who enjoys sleepovers with her friends, participating in church activities, and camping with her family. But when I first met Jessica last year, she was becoming more withdrawn,...Read more
Worldwide, 15 million babies are born premature (less than 37 weeks gestational age) every year. This population is at greater risk of abnormal visual and neurological development than children born full term. The more premature, the greater the risk. Visual deficits associated with preterm birth include reduced visual acuity, higher rates of Read more
COVD is excited to announce the selection of Vision and Learning by Dr. Heike Schuhmacher as the 2017-18 Tour de Optometry Companion Book! This book will be sent as a gift from us to accompany speaking events at each of the optometry schools in North America. Thank you to Dr. Schuhmacher for donating copies...Read more
Dr. A.M. Skeffington first described the "four-circle figure" as a pictoral representation of vision in 1963. This model of vision is made up of four intersecting circles, with vision emerging from the intersection of all four. Through this intersection, Skeffington's circles demonstrate how vision as a whole is made up of four parts, and is...Read more
Not all vision screenings are created equal!Many people are familiar with the "eye chart test" used in typical vision screenings and the score it gives--the phrase "20/20" is usually thought to mean the same thing as "perfect vision." However, most vision screenings provided at school or at the pediatrician only check for "distance visual acuity"...
In this one minute VisionHelp video, educational specialist Wendy Rosen, author of the book The Hidden Link Between Vision and Learning, outlines when a child struggles in reading and learning it should be the top priority to have a comprehensive optometric vision evaluation. It is especially critical to understand...Read more
Kids often need something to help pass the time during summer road trips, or while waiting at a doctor’s office or restaurant. These days, many children like to play with smartphones or tablets to help pass the time, but the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends consistent limits and screen-free zones, so...Read more