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Christmas List: Games for Encouraging Visual Development

Christmas List: Family Games for Good Visual Development: Sit n Spin Ele Fun Musical Hop Skipper Guess Who Let’s Go Fishing Balance Board Spot It Eye N Seek Story Cubes Simon Flash Stare Junior Dizios Set-The Family Game of Visual Development Blink Rush Hour Qbitz...

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Seeing is not believing!

"Incorrect assumptions can inhibit our ability to see what's right in front of us." Using our eyes, our brains scan and filter out information from a scene in order for us to process an enormous amount of information quickly. This is rooted in survival instincts and...

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You Can’t Say Can’t, Here

This video has an interesting message and is another great example of how VISION and the ability to visualize is so important that it influences our successes and failures in life! Having the ability to visualize something allows one to bring that thought to fruition...

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You Can’t Fail an Eye Exam!

Lens prescribing philosophy according to what I've learned as a Behavioral Optometrist: Which is better, 1 or 2? 1 or 2? This is not a test, there are no right answers and you cannot fail your eye exam! So many patients worry about "failing" the test that it literally...

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“Seeing” With Your Ears and “Hearing” With Your Eyes

Eyes and Ears Have you ever turned down the radio in the car in order to "see" better? Have you ever put on your glasses so you can hear better? Eyes and ears/visual and auditory systems are intimately connected in the brain to give us feedback about where our head is...

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How Play-Doh and Trampolines Help With Vision Therapy

Because the visual system is so pervasive and effects all the sensory systems, our vision therapy programs strive to incorporate and integrate all the senses in our bodies. Difficulty in one area can mean hidden difficulties in others that are not unmasked until...

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Don’t Just Talk… Communicate!

Everyone has a level of communication. You just need to find it. When kids would ask what superpower I wish I had, I always responded with: I wish I could speak every single language fluently. After seeing the video below, I would change it to: I wish I could have the...

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The KEY Difference Between Failure and Success

How long will your vision therapy program take? Why does vision therapy take almost a year for the easiest cases? Because vision therapy requires many, many repetitions and practice in order to solidify the skills and change the brain's neuro-synapses. The most...

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Recess Equals Success

The Disappearing Act of Recess Why are they taking away recess? With childhood obesity, anxiety, ADHD and depression at an all - time high. WHY? My husband volunteered in our children's classroom one day last year for a program through our school. He got to spend half...

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Vision Is More Than Just 20/20

https://www.facebook.com/VisionTherapyatLFEC/photos/a.605071872868298.1073741828.600792779962874/1657611910947617/?type=3 Check out this optical illusion! Can you see the circles? Once you finally see them, can you make yourself unsee them? Can you get the squares...

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This Is Why I Do What I Do

Photo by Dan Dimmock on Unsplash Fifteen Years and No Solution I had a 58 year old patient recently that had a history of concussion 15 years prior that left her with constant double vision. Back then she had numerous examinations with various eye doctors and...

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How Your Children’s Screen Time Affects Their School Time

Parental control of screen time management is something we need to talk about. Negative behaviors associated with screen time are annoying at best. But this compelling research proves screen time is ruining young brains' cognitive function and social awareness. I'm...

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