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Your children's vision is their primary window into the world around them. Keeping their eyesight healthy is an important part of allowing them to experience life to the fullest. Read these 5 tips!
If your child spends a significant amount of time playing online video games, here’s what you need to know about how it can contribute to the onset and progression of myopia — nearsightedness.
To be a great quarterback you need more than just speed, strength, and a competitive mentality. You also need top-notch visual skills. Learn how you can benefit from sports vision training today!
With an increase in online learning comes an increase in digital eye strain and convergence insufficiency, two conditions that can be effectively treated with vision therapy.
Did you know that pregnancy hormones can affect your vision? Read on to learn about the possible visual changes that some women may experience while expecting, and what warning signs to look out for.
Collisions are a fact of life for many amateur and professional athletes. Unfortunately, head injuries raise their risk of developing sometimes incapacitating conditions and diseases in the future. Here are 6 conditions associated with sustaining multiple concussions.
For many children, learning via a digital device has become routine, and their eyes are paying the price. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize digital eye strain while your child is studying.
Children whose visual skills aren’t fully developed find it difficult and frustrating to read. Learn why your child may not want to read, and how vision therapy can help.
Not sure if you should have LASIK surgery? Here are a few reasons why ortho-k lenses make a great alternative to refractive surgery.
A blow to the head may result in a blow to one’s self-esteem. Read on to learn why and how a neuro-optometrist can help.
A Formula 1 driver’s body goes through a lot during a 90-minute race. Aiming for speeds of over 200 miles per hour requires physical strength and conditioning. It also requires drivers to react with split-second accuracy. This is where sports vision training comes into play.
Creating healthy living habits is a great way to preserve your vision throughout your lifetime. These can help keep your eyes healthy and your vision clear.
If you've noticed that your vision turns hazy after enjoying a meal, you may have an early stage of diabetes mellitus. Here's how your optometrist can help.
People with autism have trouble processing and responding to sensory input, including visual input. What many don’t realize is that visual problems may be causing or contributing to the visual sensory issues some autistic people experience. When this is the case, vision therapy can often help.
Myopia (nearsightedness) is the most common refractive error in children. While glasses and contact lenses can help correct a person’s vision, they don’t cure or slow the progression of myopia.
Want to become a better athlete? Look no further! Here are 3 essential visual skills you need to take your game to the next level.
Eye care is just as important for children as it is for adults. The sooner you teach your children how to care for their eyes, the more likely they will be to ingrain these habits for life. Here are some tips for kids!
Do your eyes become irritated and itchy when you wear contact lenses? Could be dry eye syndrome, allergies or the contact lenses themselves. Read on to find out what to do if you experience contact lens discomfort.
Poor visual skills can impact a child's self-esteem and confidence levels. Find out how vision therapy can unlock your child’s hidden potential and offer them the confidence and happiness they deserve.
Athletes, whether pro or amateur, need to be acutely aware of their surroundings. This not only improves their game, but can also prevent an unwanted concussion. Explore the following sports vision exercises you can try at home.
Mosquito bites are annoying but on the eyelid they can be particularly uncomfortable and even impact your vision. Find out what you can do to treat the bite at home, and when it's a good idea to contact your optometrist.
Playing outdoors offers numerous benefits, including delaying the onset of myopia. Read on to learn why that is, and learn why slowing myopia progression is vital for your child’s eye health.
Lyme disease, an infection caused by a tick bite, can affect many parts of your body, including your eyes. Learn how Lyme disease can harm your eyes if not treated promptly.
Post traumatic vision syndrome is a group of visual deficits caused by a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Fortunately, neuro-optometric rehabilitation can improve your functional vision post-TBI so that you can get back to doing the things you love most.
It's important to understand that vision and learning are intertwined. Make sure your child’s vision isn’t holding them back from succeeding in school by scheduling a comprehensive eye evaluation today!
Is your child nearsighted (myopic)? Here’s what you need to know about myopia and how it can lead to sight-threatening eye disease in the future.
Baseball is one of the most challenging sports from a visual standpoint. Sports vision training can significantly improve a player’s performance by honing the visual skills needed to excel in baseball.
As we age our eyes start to change, but that doesn’t mean you have to struggle with declining vision. Find out what you can do to maintain eye health after the age of 50.
Although COVID is still present in our lives, we are slowly returning to a semi-normal life. With so many disruptions this past year, the one thing that should be consistent is your child's back-to-school eye evaluations.
Is your child showing signs of a vision problem? Discover the different signs and symptoms that can indicate a vision problem, and learn what you can do to help your child thrive.
If you wear contact lenses, you likely appreciate the freedom it provides. But did you know that wearing contact lenses in water or while sleeping can damage your eyes?
Whether you’re a pro athlete or an amateur player, sports vision training can help you improve your game by helping you efficiently process and respond to visual input.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can impact your vision, making it difficult to do simple tasks like reading and driving. Here are a few things you can do to avoid getting a TBI.
Choosing the right eye drops to relieve dry eye syndrome can be a real challenge, as there are several brands and products on the market. Learn all about the types of artificial tears available and start feeling better today.
In most cases, a stroke leaves survivors with lasting visual symptoms that can make it hard to function. Thankfully, a neuro-optometrist can help by identifying any overt and nuanced visual dysfunction and providing neuro-optometric rehabilitation therapy.
Lazy eye (amblyopia) affects the vision of the affected eye, causing blurry vision even with corrective eyewear. Learn what may be causing your child’s lazy eye and how vision therapy can help.
Since blue eyes contain very little melanin — a pigment that helps block out light, including the sun’s harmful UV rays and blue light — they often feel more sensitive to bright light. Find out more.
Whether you’re a pro athlete or an amateur, sports vision training trains your brain and eyes to work together more effectively to boost your sports performance.
More and more children are being diagnosed with myopia, a common refractive error associated with developing serious eye diseases later in life, such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. Find out what myopia is and how to prevent it from progressing
Here’s another reason for parents to send their kids out to play. Research shows that spending 2 hours or more outdoors lowers the risk of developing myopia and slows its progression.
Sports vision training isn’t only for athletes. Individuals who ride electric scooters can benefit from sports vision training to avoid getting into an accident.
It’s important to get the facts straight. Here are 5 myths — and truths — about vision therapy.
Most stroke survivors experience some degree of visual dysfunction following a stroke. Here are the 4 main types of visual complications that may result from a stroke and ways neuro-optometry can help.
Dilated eye exams make it possible for eye doctors to better assess your eye health and are the only way to detect certain eye diseases.
Multifocal contact lenses can help people with presbyopia (age-related farsightedness) see clearly, whether focusing on close or distant objects.
Boys who exhibit inattention and hyperactivity are at risk of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and potentially, vision problems. Find out how TBIs and vision are related and what you can do to help your child following brain injury.
Most people don’t realize that protecting their eyes should be the first thing they think about when buying sports gear. Wearing protective eyewear and undertaking sports vision training are two of the most effective ways to prevent sports-related injuries.
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is more than just blurry vision. Here’s why parents of myopic children should consider myopia control, and what we can do to help.
Ever wonder why rock superstar Bono wears sunglasses, even when indoors? It's not due to his "look", but rather is related to managing his glaucoma.
In certain cases, vision therapy may help manage the symptoms of myopia (nearsightedness). Read on to discover the hows and the whys.
Eye herpes can cause several uncomfortable symptoms and recurring flare-ups. In extreme cases, it can lead to blindness. Discover how your eye doctor can help.
How is sleep apnea, concussion, and vision connected? They share many symptoms and can impact each other adversely. Read on to learn more!
To succeed at their game, athletes need excellent binocular vision. Find out how sports vision training can improve their visual skills and boost their performance, no matter their sport.
Myopia is an eye condition with increasing prevalence. While there is a lot of information out there on myopia, there are also many misconceptions. Read on to discover the REAL facts.
Vision problems are often missed during your child’s school vision screenings. Having them undergo a comprehensive eye exam can help detect any underlying vision problems. Help your child enjoy learning by giving them the tools they need to succeed with vision therapy.
Many factors contribute to vision loss, some of which may even be relevant to you. Read on to learn what puts a person at risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases, and discover what an eye doctor can do to help.
Sleep apnea is associated with high blood pressure and heart failure; it also causes eye-related issues. Find out how your eye condition may be linked to sleep apnea.
While occupational therapy and vision therapy have some similarities, they are actually very different. Read on to learn about their differences, and find out whether you should have your child see a vision therapist.
Glare is that annoying bright light that causes you to squint. It also can cause eye strain when using your computer. Luckily, anti-glare coated glasses offer many benefits, such as reduced glare, allowing you to see and feel better.
Here are 10 facts about vestibular disorders. If you or anyone you love is experiencing dizziness or other vestibular dysfunction symptoms, read on to learn more about the condition and discover how a neuro-optometrist can help.
Night blindness is not an eye disease. It’s a symptom of several conditions that can range from mild to severe. Learn more about night blindness and discover ways we can help.
If current trends continue, roughly half the world’s population will have myopia (nearsightedness) by 2050. But is the growing rate of myopia due to increased use of digital devices?
It may surprise you to learn that contact lenses can be safely worn by children aged 8 and over. Read on to learn more about contact lenses for the younger demographic.
Many things can cause headaches: allergies, infections, and even a drop in barometric pressure. Did you know that untreated visual problems could also be the culprit?
Confidence is one of the keys to success. If your child is struggling in school or in sports, it could be due to a vision problem. Find out how vision therapy can improve your child’s visual skills and boost their self-confidence.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases causing damage to the optic nerve that can lead to vision loss or blindness. While there is a lot of information out there on glaucoma, there are also many misconceptions. Read on to learn to discover the REAL facts.
Peripheral vision allows us to view objects, people, and actions at the sides of our vision, also known as our peripheral visual field. Athletes with poor peripheral vision are at higher risk of sports-related injuries. Here are 2 exercises that can help improve your peripheral vision.
Find out how educators can accommodate students with poor visual skills and help them learn better.
There are so many fun things you can do outdoors this winter! Here we share tips on fun outdoor activities you can do and explain why playing outside can help your child’s vision.
Sports vision training works on improving visual skills associated with sports performance. It helps improve visual skills such as depth perception and hand-eye coordination. Find out how sports vision training can not only improve your game, but help prevent head injuries.
If you frequently experience headaches or migraines, you may have binocular vision dysfunction (BVD) — a misalignment of your eyes. Find out how a neuro-optometrist can help you get the relief you’re seeking.
Contact lenses that don’t fit properly can cause discomfort and even eye damage. During a contact lens exam, your eye doctor will perform various tests to ensure you get the right prescription and the proper fit.
The older one gets, the more the eye changes and the higher the risk of developing sight-threatening conditions. Learn about why middle-aged people need reading glasses and when to visit the eye doctor.
Studies have found that children who previously sustained a concussion have close to 4 times the risk of sustaining another concussion compared to children with no concussion history. Find out how sports vision training can help decrease the risk of suffering a concussion while improving your game.
When selecting a gift for your child this holiday season, try to choose one that promotes learning, creativity, and visual health. Check out our recommendations!
Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially sight-threatening condition caused by high blood sugar levels in diabetics. Fortunately, your eye doctor can advise on how to manage and reduce the risk of developing it.
It’s nearly the holiday season, so it’s a great time to learn which gifts may be beneficial to children with myopia, and which may be a hindrance.
If you or your child is new to wearing contact lenses, read our Top 5 Tips to make the adjustment easier.
Did you know that in addition to physical skills, playing sports relies on specific visual skills? Just as you train your body, you can actively work on improving your visual skills. Whatever sport you play, we’ll keep your visual skills sharp to allow you the best opportunity to excel at your game.
Even children with 20/20 vision may experience functional visual problems that can negatively affect their schoolwork and enjoyment of activities like reading and sports. Our vision therapy program can help treat these visual problems, allowing your child to reach their potential both in the classroom and on the sports field.
Sunglasses aren’t just for summer. Why not, you ask? Read on to find out why sunglasses are just as much “fall wear” as jackets are.
You may be surprised to learn that what can seem to be a mild head injury is in fact a traumatic brain injury. Read on to learn about common causes of TBIs, how they can affect your visual system, and how a neuro-optometrist can treat your symptoms.
Consuming certain vitamins and nutrients can support your eye health and potentially ward off serious eye diseases and conditions. Read on to find out more!
Athletic success demands commitment to the sport, hours of practice, and honing one’s body and mind for success. To succeed at his or her sport, an athlete also needs good vision and visual skills. Read on to discover the different ways to improve athletic performance.
Traumatic brain injuries can cause problems with the visual system that negatively impact self-esteem in both children and adults. Read on to learn how a neuro-optometrist can help.
Many schoolchildren have started the new school year at home, learning in online classes at least part of the time. As parents, it's important to monitor your children for signs of eyestrain and the worsening of other eye conditions.
Myopia or nearsightedness is most commonly corrected with prescription glasses or contact lenses. As children grow, their prescription often gets stronger, what we call “progressive myopia”. Our eye doctors can help.
Eye floaters are usually normal. But what causes them and when do they indicate a serious eye problem that needs emergency eye care?
Driving long distances, prolonged screen time and even reading can cause eye strain symptoms like headaches and blurry vision. Here are some eye exercises that can help you relax your eyes and find relief.
Eyeglasses correct deficiencies in our vision. While eyesight might weaken as we age, wearing glasses is not the cause.
Concussions affect the visual system by disrupting communication between the eyes and the brain. Prism eyeglasses may offer relief from the debilitating symptoms that concussions can cause.
Adjusting to new eyeglasses can take time, but persistent visual or eyestrain symptoms that accompany your new eyewear could warrant a call to your optometrist.
Ortho-k therapy can address a child’s myopia (nearsightedness) without surgery. Inserted at night and removed in the morning, ortho-k contact lenses can slow myopia’s progression at a time when an unprecedented number of children are being diagnosed with the condition.
Neuro-optometry focuses on “rewiring” the brain to improve visual function that may have been impaired due to trauma, illness, or other neurological conditions.
Most parents have heard of nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia), but there are many other visual problems that can affect a child’s success. Here are some common visual problems we think you should know about.
Does your child have myopia (nearsightedness)? Here’s what you can do to try and slow down it’s progression to keep your child’s eyes healthy for a lifetime.
To get maximal eye protection from your sunglasses, consider replacing them every two years, according to a study conducted in Brazil. Over time, protective UV coatings become less effective.
Sports vision training entails exercises and techniques to improve the visual skills needed to become a better golfer. Putting — hitting a golf ball with a light stroke — requires a variety of visual skills, including hand-eye coordination and the ability to precisely judge distances. These techniques can be practiced away from the golf course to attain success on the golf course.
Myopia (nearsightedness) is a common childhood condition. While eyeglasses and traditional contact lenses correct vision, prescriptions must be updated regularly as a child’s eyes develop and myopia progresses. In contrast, orthokeratology (ortho-k) slows the progression of myopia.
Nystagmus is an eye condition that causes rapid uncontrolled eye movements and affects vision. Thankfully, a neuro-optometrist can help.
If your child struggles with reading, focusing, or performing other academic tasks, it may be time to consider vision therapy. Here’s why.
Vision therapy is the ideal treatment for strabismus and offers long-term results because it targets the root of the issue — the brain.
Orthokeratology (ortho-k) is becoming the standard for myopia management in children today. There are several good reasons why many optometrists prefer this treatment to other methods.
Concussion or TBI patients can sometimes suffer from symptoms long after the injury occurred, but this doesn’t have to be the case. A neuro-optometrist can help relieve visual and non-visual symptoms with neuro-optometric rehabilitation therapy.
Are you using your eye drops the right way? If not used properly, drops may not only lose their effectiveness, but could also damage your eye health. Below are a few simple rules to follow when applying eye drops.
1 in 5 people sleep with their eyes open. Known as nocturnal lagophthalmos, this condition can interfere with sleep and cause people to wake up with dry, irritated, red eyes. What is it? And can it be treated? Read on to find out!
Optometrists are slowly reopening their practices to offer routine services like eye exams for contact lenses, glasses, and eye surgery. This time around they will be implementing the strictest health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read on to find out what to expect on your next visit.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been going above and beyond to ensure that people are receiving emergency eye care. If you're having an eye emergency call your Westerville optometrist first.
Sports vision training for baseball is underutilized, despite its effectiveness in helping batters improve their averages, RBIs, and on-base percentages. Baseball is one of the most challenging sports to the visual system, yet few coaches ensure their players are adequately trained.
With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in full-swing, it's important to practice good eye hygiene because eyes are a portal for infectious diseases. Implement these 4 important eye hygiene practices to help you stay safe and healthy.
Tears flush out toxins, provide vital oxygen and nutrients to our eyes, and, among countless other benefits, ensure that our eyes remain lubricated and healthy. Read on to learn more about the composition of tears and how they benefit not only our eyes, but also our general well-being.
We all instinctively rub our eyes, whether we're tired, our eyes are itchy or when something gets stuck in them. However, did you know that doing so poses a threat to your eye health and can potentially lead you to contract COVID-19? Read on to learn why eye doctors instruct people to avoid rubbing their eyes.
Did you know kids can keep developing visual functions from the comfort of their home? In this text, we outline various fun and engaging exercises parents can do with their kids to develop accommodation, depth perception, and other critical visual skills.
An eye care emergency is defined as medical care for conditions requiring prompt medical attention due to a sudden change in ocular or visual health.
While vision may not seem to be the most important factor in maintaining balance, the brain relies on visual input to keep your world appearing both stable and leveled. Visual problems related to balance issues or dizziness can be effectively treated with neuro-optometric rehabilitation therapy.
Wearing lenses overnight has been shown to be safe and effective in slowing down myopia progression in children. That said, many parents believe orthokeratology involves a higher risk factor than other contact lens modalities. Let's take an open and honest look at some of the issues.
March Madness is approaching and every college basketball player is dreaming of scoring the last 3-pointer that will win the game. However, to beat the buzzer one needs exceptional skills, including above-average visual skills. Learn how sports vision training can help.
Are you frustrated your bright child is not reading at the level you think they should be? They may actually be suffering from an issue in their visual system. Our practice can assess more than just 20/20 vision and use vision therapy to treat any vision-related learning issues that could be affecting your child.
Use your new benefits to make 2020 your year of perfect vision. Ortho-k overnight lenses, which are particularly advantageous for myopic patients, can be eligible for reimbursement with major savings accounts, such as HSA and FSA.
Vision therapy helps children with poor visual skills perform daily tasks more efficiently and with ease. This can lead to more success with school-work and sports, which, in turn, can have a positive effect on one's self-confidence.
Though many wouldn’t place “smoking” and “myopia” in the same sentence, the harmful effects they have on vision are comparable, as children with rapidly progressing myopia have a similar risk of developing eye disease later in life as smokers do.
It takes much more than physical strength, speed, and a competitive spirit to be an excellent quarterback. The skills required by an elite football player— those that make the difference between a capable and an extraordinary athlete—rely on their visual abilities. Discover how sports vision training can help.
Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries are common in high-impact sports —such as football — and can have drastic effects on visual function. Fortunately, neuro-optometrists can help patients regain lost visual abilities and skills.
Vision therapy, practiced for over 150 years, has been helping patients with visual problems strengthen the eye-brain connection. Over the years, it has developed and expanded into a highly effective method for learning or improving visual skills.
To be an excellent skier, you need strong visual skills, such as depth perception, peripheral vision, and peripheral vision. By undergoing vision therapy, you'll be able to ski better, faster and safer.
Children who spend a considerable amount of time playing outside are less likely to develop myopia than children who spend most of their time indoors in front of the TV or computer screen. These are the findings of a recent university study. Since Myopia is a progressing condition that can lead to more severe vision problems, every parent should be aware of this.
Though not always evident, a stroke almost inevitably affects vision. Neuro-optometric rehabilitation can treat the resulting vision deficiencies and improve the person’s functionality and quality of life as part of an integrative treatment plan.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can lead to severe health problems, and in 90% of cases, vision problems. Here are 5 things about TBI that you probably didn’t know.
This holiday season, offer the gift of perfect vision that will have your loved one thanking you every day. If you or anyone in your family is nearsighted (myopic), Ortho-K lenses is the perfect gift. Read on to learn why.
Whether you’re a pro-athlete or a 4th grader struggling to read, improved vision skills can boost confidence and success in life. Consider vision therapy this year and see the change for yourself!
Those with excellent visual acuity may experience difficulty with visual processing or focus, which can impact various aspects of a child’s development, learning ability, and daily functioning. Fortunately, visual skills can be trained through vision therapy. Question is: how young is too young for your child to begin vision therapy?