Avatar Can Make You Sick

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/6952352/Do-3D-films-make-you-sick.html The sci-fi blockbuster movie, Avatar, is causing visual and other physical symptoms in  people with certain types of vision problems (lazy eye, eye teaming difficulties, strabismus (crossed or lazy eye), uncorrected vision, etc.)  Headaches, eye discomfort, dizziness, nausea and numerous other symptoms have been reported after watching this new 3D movie.

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20/20 is NOT Perfect Vision

Focus on Vision, Not Eyesight 20/20 is NOT perfect vision. Many children have 20/20 eyesight yet still have vision problems. Vision disorders are the Number 1 handicap for children in America today. Vision is the dominant sense for learning and school success. One in four school-age children have vision difficulties according to Prevent Blindness America. More […]

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Avatar – "3-D or Not?"

In just seventeen days the groundbreaking 3D movie, “Avatar” has grossed over a billion dollars worldwide. It seems as though James Cameron’s vision has inspired millions to venture into the theater and don the infamous 3D glasses necessary to appreciate the amazing affects and touching story centered on the futuristic planet known as Pandora. Ironically, […]

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Social-Emotional Skills (EQ)- Important for Success and Happiness

Scientific studies show that EQ is more important for success and happiness than IQ.  Young children need to develop strong social-emotional skills (EQ) to reach their full potential.  For more information, check out my colleague website, Sue Lee, and her Parent’s Choice award winning DVD, “I Believe in Me.” http://www.ibelieveinme.tv/

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Teaching An Old Brain New Tricks

Check out Neuroplasticity: Teaching An Old Brain New Tricks by Dominick M. Maino, O.D., M.Ed. Research shows that adults do, in fact, exhibit neuroplasticity. You can use this innate ability to treat a variety of visual system disorders. Goal Statement: Because an adult brain can change, end organs, such as the eye, can be cortically […]

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COVD Tour de Optometry Visits – 12/09

I was honored to visit two truly dynamic optometry schools as part of the COVD (College of Optometrists in Vision Development) Tour of Optometry. Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) – Fullerton, CA I had the opportunity to meet with most of the pediatric/vision therapy faculty during my visit to Southern California College of Optometry […]

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Godiva returns

In a Nov 2009 blog entry (archived), I shared the beautiful story of our Godiva visit in Manhatten near Rockefeller Center.  I was just back to NYC again for a family wedding.  Jerry, my brother, and I visited the Godiva store again and saw Jolanda, our favorite Godiva salesperson.  She recognized us, hugged and gave us a […]

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Near vision problems impacts school performance-New survey

Researchers at Western U. of Health Scienes, the Jules Stein Eye Institute, and Southerna CA College of Optomrety have evaluated the “Conlon Survey” to identify students with near work vision or focusing problems.  These near vision problems negatively affect academic/school performance.  Read their article: http://www.covd.org/Portals/0/40-4Article2.pdf

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Vision therapy helps children with math problems!

There’s a great new article by Dr. Sidney Groffman, Professor Emeritus at SUNY College of Optometry in the Dec. 2009 Optometry and Vision Development Journal.  Dr. Groffman states, “The incidence of individuals  with a mathematics learning disability is between 6-7% of the population.”   Dr. Groffman reviews a particular ability called subitizing, which is a precusor of math skills.  Dr. […]

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Tattered Bookstore Signing – A Great Success!

Frigid Colorado temperatures did not keep an enthusiastic group from attending the Tattered Cover Bookstore event.  I had the opportunity to give a presentation on the importance of vision and vision therapy in creating successful students and confident kids.  Following the presentation, there was a booksigning for my new book, See It. Say It. Do It! Family, friends, colleagues, mentors, […]

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