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Neuroplasticity and Vision Therapy: Rewiring the Brain for Better Vision

Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to adapt and change as a response to new experiences. Modern medical science has established that the brain can change and adapt long after it has developed. This allows the human brain to create new structural and functional pathways each time the individual learns something new. Thoughts, feelings, and actions help build new pathways.

6 Common Pediatric Eye Conditions and How They’re Treated

Some children may experience eye conditions at a very young age. The American Association for Ophthalmology and Strabismus states that correcting these issues is crucial for the child’s formative years.

Recognizing and Treating Eye Injuries

Eye injuries are common. But the American Academy of Ophthalmology says that you cannot always notice an eye injury.

Are Learning-Related Vision Issues Holding Your Child Back?

Learning and eyesight go hand-in-hand for children. Studies show that around 80 to 90 percent of their schooling happens visually. Thus, children need good sight to reach their optimal academic potential. 

Nonsurgical Treatment for Double Vision

The American Academy of Ophthalmology defines double vision as a condition in which a person sees a double image of a single object. Some people see two identical images beside each other or overlapping one another. Others see a combination of both. The good news is that this is a treatable condition. For people who do not want surgical correction, nonsurgical treatments are available. Here are the details.

Vision Care After a Concussion or Brain Injury

Your brain and your eyes are connected. You can suffer a traumatic brain injury that will likely affect the eyes. Ninety percent of people who suffer concussions or brain injuries have vision problems afterward. The issues usually clear within a week; in some cases, they persist. Doctors refer to this as Post Trauma Vision Syndrome (PTVS). 

10 Signs Your Child Needs Vision Therapy

Your child’s eyesight is crucial in their first years, the primary tool they depend on to accomplish developmental milestones. Without a clear vision, they will have problems identifying and navigating their world. It affects their learning, making it hard for them to understand what is happening around them. Here are ten signs you can watch out for to confirm whether your child needs vision therapy.

Healthy Eyes As You Age

Did you know that 1 in 6 Americans over the age of 65 struggle with a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with prescription eyewear?

Spooky Eye Tips

Fall is here! Though eye safety is important all year, around the fall holidays parties and traditions can pose some special ocular hazards for you and your loved ones. Many eye injuries or ailments occur every year during October, and unfortunately, most are preventable. To help keep your vision sharp and safe this month, we want to share our spooktacular eye care tips!

Back to School Eye Exams

A comprehensive exam can help identify your child’s visual problem in the early stages. This is key because children respond better to treatment when a problem is caught early. This is why it is crucial to get your child’s eyes checked out by a pediatric ophthalmologist before school reopens.

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