Success Stories

August is National Children’s Vision & Learning Month: Optometrists focus on Visual Symptoms from Concussions that Block Learning

August is the 20th annual observation of National Children’s Vision & Learning Month and a perfect time to shed light on the vision problems associated with concussions that impact academic performance. Shelby Hedges’ concussion occurred during the first soccer game of the high school season. Prior to her concussion Shelby was an avid reader, but afterwards,...
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April is Autism Awareness Month

A big shout-out to Dr. Richard Laudon for raising awareness of autism and the need to consider any visual concerns.  Dr. Laudon was interviewed on an internet radio show.  He discusses what we know about autism, what we don't know about autism, and most important, how clinicians are helping these children. Read more

A Missing Piece to the Autism Puzzle: College of Optometrists in Vision Development Shares the Visual Link to Autistic Behaviors

COVD Supports Autism Awareness

The recent report from the CDC presents an alarming 30% rise in the rate of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) from just 2 years ago. Now that the autism rate is 1 in 68 children, the message from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) in recognition of...

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Does Your Child Have A Reading Problem?

Could Your Child’s Struggle with Reading and Learning be Due to an Undiagnosed Vision Problem? COVD Reaches Out to Parents to Answer Their Questions

“Whether it is the mystery of the bright child who struggles with reading or the child who takes forever to do homework, the story is often the same,”...

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Hidden Roadblocks: What Parents Need To Know About Vision and Learning

As a mother trying to determine why her child was struggling with reading and learning, Robin Benoit found it very difficult to locate answers. According to Jillian's fourth grade teacher, even though Jillian was very bright, her academic performance was lagging behind. She had poor handwriting, left many of her class assignments unfinished, skipped words...
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Vision, Learning & Dyslexia – All-Pro Arizona Cardinals Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald Sets the Record Straight

AURORA, Ohio, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In football you expect to be tackled, but too many parents get tackled by all the choices they have to make when they have a child who struggles with reading and learning. As we enter the 15th year of observing August as National Children's Vision and Learning Month, Larry...
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