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Treatable Vision Problems That Mimic Dyslexia Symptoms

Submitted by suntime on Fri, 03/02/2018 - 05:32

Parents often visit us believing their child is dyslexic based on the fact that they reverse letters and/or numbers when writing and/or reading. However, you may be surprised that sometimes symptoms that look like dyslexia can actually be a vision problem.

Dyslexia.org defines dyslexia as a severe reading problem of neurological origin in a person with average or above average intelligence, for whom there are no other physical, medical, or psychological conditions sufficiently serious to account for the language handling deficits.

Myopia Control

Submitted by suntime on Fri, 03/02/2018 - 05:28

Myopia Control during Orthokeratology Lens Wear in Children Using a Novel Study Design

Presented at: The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, May 2011, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, May 2010; The British Contact Lens Association Annual Meeting, May 2011, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Helen A. Swarbrick, PhD

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Ahmed Alharbi, PhD

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Kathleen Watt, BOptom

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Edward Lum, PhD

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Could Vision Issues Be Contributing to Your Child’s Difficulty With Learning?

Submitted by suntime on Fri, 03/02/2018 - 05:27

Parents and educators often ask us questions about vision therapy and if it can be helpful for children with LD. While vision problems are not the cause of dyslexia or other learning disabilities, vision issues such as convergence insufficiency can certainly interfere with learning and contribute to difficulties with attention and behavior.

What are Primitive Reflexes

Submitted by suntime on Fri, 03/02/2018 - 05:25

Primitive reflexes are automatic stereotypic movements directed from the brainstem and require no cortical involvement (thought). They are needed for survival and development in the womb and in the early months of life. However, as higher more sophisticated centers of the brain begin to mature, these primitive reflexes become a nuisance and must be abated in order for proper neurological organization of the brain to develop, which includes the development of vision.

Evidence Based Medicine: Strabismus Surgery Outcomes

Submitted by suntime on Fri, 03/02/2018 - 05:23

Evidence Based Medicine: Strabismus Surgery Outcomes
by DOMINICK MAINO, OD, MED, FAAO, FCOVD-A
Evidence Based Medicine: Strabismus Surgery Outcomes

Dominick M. Maino, OD,. MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A

Professor of Pediatrics/Binocular Vision Illinois College of Optometry/Illinois Eye Institute

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