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Posts Tagged ‘strabismus’

Vision Therapy

Many vision problems in children, such as dyslexia, convergence insufficiency or anomalies in fixation, saccades or pursuit eye movement, such as amblyopia/lazy eye can’t be detected by way of reading an eye chart. Of course, some such as strabismus/cross eyed have outward signs, such as one eye pointing in the wrong direction. Of course, for […]

This Arc is More Plastic than Wooden

Binocular vision is a good thing. It allows humans to judge distance and depth, which gives us the ability to distinguish the relationship between objects. When the eyes aren’t in their correct position or can’t focus on the same object, then there are vision problems. It can lead to conditions such as strabismus, also known […]

Vision Therapy: What It Is and Isn’t

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), vision therapy is “… a sequence of neurosensory and neuromuscular activities individually prescribed and monitored by the doctor to develop, rehabilitate and enhance visual skills and processing.” This kind of therapy utilizes lenses, prisms and other specialized equipment to treat eye movement disorders, insufficient eye teaming such as […]

Kids and Eyeglasses

Would you believe that over 14 million children wear prescription eyeglasses? It seems like a high number, but it is accurate. As the eye doctor, how can you best serve this market segment? First, look where your practice is located. Is it in a community where there are families? Are you located in an area […]