Vision

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....

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...
Comprehensive Vision Exam

Was My Child’s Vision Exam Enough?

So if I were to ask, "How many of you enjoy your child's school conference with the teacher?" do you think I would get a large number saying that it is something they look...
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...

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...
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...
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...

5 Ideas for Sensory Savvy Picture Book Experiences

For learning, for pleasure and for consistent adult-child time, nothing seems to beat cuddling up to read picture books together.  However, sometimes sensory needs distort the ideal image of such read-together times. Some children cannot...
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...