Vision

accommodative insufficiency

Reading Challenges? When to Suspect Vision as a Culprit

I earned a degree in education and was an elementary school teacher before my current role as administrator and head therapist for The Vision Improvement and Sensory Learning Programs. I now look back and...

Impulsive, Hyperactive and Emotional: Risky Behavior

Don't be fooled by the name. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is more about self-regulation than attention. Kids with ADHD often struggle to regulate emotions, activity level and impulses in addition to attention, and...

Physical Therapy and SPD, The Sensory-Motor Team

October is both National Physical Therapy Month and National Sensory Awareness Month. Given the timing of both of these opportunities to increase awareness of both of these topics, I would like to explore the...
Optometrist evaluation

Eyegames, Part 3: Behavioral Optometrist’s Evaluation

Eyegames: Easy and Fun Visual Exercises: An OT and Optometrist Offer Activities to Enhance Vision! was co-authored by Lois Hickman and Rebecca Hutchins, an occupational therapist and an optometrist, and is a must read....
Reading Challenges - Vision Therapy

Medical Student Hates to Read? Adult Perspective on Reading Challenges

On so many occasions, I am asked about what types of individuals enroll in vision therapy. Many assume that it is just school aged children, who must have some learning disability or decreased IQ...
light therapy

Light Therapy: Will Looking at a Light Help Me in School?

"Will looking at a light help me in school?" was recently asked by one of my current vision therapy patients, “Henry”. "Henry" is an eight your old boy currently in the third grade. He...
Eyegames Lois Hickman Rebecca Hutchins

Eyegames: Easy and Fun Visual Exercises

Lois Hickman and Rebecca Hutchins, an occupational therapist and an optometrist, co-authored Eyegames: Easy and Fun Visual Exercises: An OT and Optometrist Offer Activities to Enhance Vision! to offer activities to improve vision. This short read...

Eye Games: Easy and Fun Visual Exercises Reviewed by Yoga Therapist

This practical handbook, Eyegames: Easy and Fun Visual Exercises: An OT and Optometrist Offer Activities to Enhance Vision!, opens with a beautiful segue describing light as the main factor in vision and our need to...
Homework - Vision

Why the, “Homework Wars”?

“Homework, wars”! It begins with the moment your child comes in the door from school. Your first thought is, “What do WE have for homework tonight?” How many hours of tears, yelling and complete frustration...
Reading - Visual Challenge

Vision Challenges Result in School Day “Crutches”

We recently had a young adult patient, who comes to us for vision care, describe a re-occurring experience that she would have while attending school. Typical to most classrooms, the teachers would require the...