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...Read more
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
Thank you to COVD for writing this piece. COVD Link: https://covdblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/developments-in-amblyopia-treatment/ Exciting 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...Read more
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...Read more
Thank you to COVD for writing this piece. COVD Link: https://covdblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/failure-in-flint/ In April 2014, in an attempt to save money, the city of Flint MI disconnected from Detroit's water system and reconnected to a water supply with the Flint River as its main source. Eighteen months later, the...Read more
Thank you to COVD for writing this piece. COVD Link:https://covdblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/21/milestones-in-visual-development-visual-impediments-to-learning/
Drs. Sheree Fetkin Wright and Charles Boulet continue their discussion of Milestones in Visual Development with Part 3, Visual Impediments to Learning.
According to the American Optometric Association, failure to achieve developmental milestones during early...
Traditionally amblyopia has been treated by patching the better seeing eye until the amblyopic eye sees as well (or within one line of the visual acuity chart) as the non-amblyopic eye. Until recently, 6 hours a day of patching was typically used as the prescribed amount of time while wearing full time corrective lenses. Current...Read more
Inadequate Vision Screenings Contributing to Epidemic of Children with Learning ProblemsOnly two years after The Nation’s Report Card showed that only 38% of students could read at or above the level of “proficient,” our nation’s children continue to struggle with reading – at epidemic levels. Many parents are told their...
It’s especially important to you If you have a child or grandchild diagnosed with it. It’s important to you if you, yourself have grown up with it. It is important to you if now you have to live with it. And certainly when given a choice you...Read more
Millions of children are heading back to their classrooms without the visual skills required to succeed in school. One of the reasons for this is that most people assume if you can see the letters on the eye chart your vision is fine, yet being able to see the letters on the eye chart is...Read more