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Learning New Words, Brain Sees Them As Pictures Not Sounds

Media contact:Karen [email protected] WASHINGTON (March 24, 2015) — When we look at a known word, our brain sees it like a picture, not a group of letters needing to be processed. That’s the finding from a Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, which shows the brain learns words quickly […]

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Myopia Control

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 […]

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

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. And some practitioners report that […]

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Three Examples Of How Vision Problems Are Mistaken For Adhd

Parents who have a child diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) may be surprised to learn about functional vision problems.  Both issues have similar symptoms, which can lead to confusion about the true cause of a child’s struggles. We’ve had many cases over the years in which parents have brought in a child with […]

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What Are Primitive Reflexes

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 […]

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Evidence Based Medicine: Strabismus Surgery Outcomes

Evidence-Based Medicine: Strabismus Surgery Outcomesby DOMINICK MAINO, OD, MED, FAAO, FCOVD-AEvidence-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 Lyons Family Eye Care When you require a new hip because your old hip is giving you significant pain, your doctor often recommends […]

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