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Is Your Child Visually Ready For School? Seeing Beyond 20/20

Many children have 20/20 eyesight, yet 1 out of 4 children have vision problems. This impacts their school success, sports performance, and confidence

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The Power of Vision Therapy

Excellent video of patients describing their experiences and huge impact that vision therapy has had on their lives. Thanks Dr. Fortenbacher for sharing his excellent video. By Dr. Lynn Hellerstein, Colorado Optometrist in Vision Therapy, Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center

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3 Visual Tips To Help Your Child Succeed in School and Sports

Does your child struggle in school? Don’t miss the possible problem. Hear Dr. Lynn Hellerstein describe 3 tips for creating successful students and confident kids: 1. Have your child’s vision yearly, starting at age 1. If there are concerns with learning, visual processing or eye alignment, find a developmental optometrist at: www.covd.org 2. Use the […]

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Vision Revision For ADHD Diagnosis — Research Summary

It may be common, but the stats are still staggering. Last year, 4.5 million U.S. kids were diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. That’s more than seven percent of all children in the U.S.  But a new study shows more than one million of those kids may be misdiagnosed.  Click here to read […]

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Want to Reduce Family Holiday Stress?

Dr. Charlotte Reznick, psychologist in CA, has some excellent strategies to reduce stress…especially around holiday time.  It all starts with visualization! As Dr. Reznick writes, “Now is the perfect time to start turning family stress around. Here are 7 simple holiday stress-reducing strategies that can make a difference – holiday time or any time.” (1) […]

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Another Joint Statement Regarding LD, Dyslexia, & Vision – A Rebuttal

Joseph Manley, MD a physician and medical-legal expert witness states that , “The conclusions (particularly the failure to recommend optometric vision therapy for children likely to benefit from it) of the American Academy of Pediatrics report on Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia and Vision are based on exclusion of the most relevant data and inconsistent application of […]

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Vision Therapy Changed Jillian's Life

Before November 2008, 11-year-old Jillian Benoit used to see two of her mom — and any other person in her peripheral line of sight. She thought holes in the ground were only flat circles. And when she read long textbook passages at school, her head ached.  Click here to read entire story

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Vision Therapy Reboots Vision System in Brain Injury Patients

For most of us, clear vision is as easy as opening our eyes. However, every year 1.4 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury that could affect their ability to see. Dr. Sue Durham, optometrist,  said a growing number of people with vision problems from brain injury are military service members stationed in Iraq and […]

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Dr. Susan Barry Interviewed on Terry Gross NPR program

Dr. Sue Barry tells how she achieved binocular vision after being told she was too old to do anything about her strabismus.  Sue, a neurobiologist, had been cross-eyed since early infancy. Though she had operations as a young child to correct her eyes’ appearance, they still sent conflicting messages to her brain. As a result, […]

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Vision & Learning Month Gearing Up!

The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) has just sent a GREAT news release through the PR Newswire service.  It includes research, information and quotes regarding the critical link between vision & learning. Larry Fitzgerald, All-Pro Wide Receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, is quoted as well as a psychiatrist and optometrist.  You’ll be seeing […]

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