Therapy and the Treatment of Reading Problems

Therapy and the Treatment of Reading Problems
Optometrist who specialize in vision therapy contend that vision therapy can be beneficial for some children suffering from reading problems and learning disabilities.  Critics concede that vision therapy may help correct certain binocular vision disorders, but they say no scientific evidence exists that proves vision therapy can correct the developmental and neurological conditions that cause man...
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Vision Therapy – Overview

Vision Therapy
Vision therapy - also called vision training - is the non-surgical treatment of binocular vision disorders.  It involves the prescription of specific visual activities (performed with or without special lenses) to improve eye alignment or visual skills that have not developed properly. Examples of binocular vision disorders include focusing problems, eye alignment problems, and inaccurate eye...
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How Strong Are the Visual Skills of Your Child?

How Strong Are the Visual Skills of Your Child?
If you suspect your child has a vision problem, your first step is to schedule a routine eye exam with an optometrist or ophthalmologist.  Most youngsters who have vision problems simply have nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.  These refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, it's estimated that 20 percent of school-aged children have visua...
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Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome
Using a computer has become a normal part of life for most Americans.  Consider these statistics: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 50 percent of all workers in the United States use a computer at their job. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), about 90 percent of children and adolescents ages 5 to 17 use computers at school or at home. ...
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Contact Lenses and Children

Contact Lenses and Children
The human eye can tolerate contact lens wear at a very early age.  In some cases, infants are fit with contact lenses to treat vision problems present at birth.   The main factors in determining when pre-teens and teenagers can begin wearing contact lenses are motivation and responsibility.  If your child is highly motivated to wear contact lenses and is responsible enough to care for them prope...
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