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Vision and Learning

 

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All About Vision and Learning
Browse through this large collection of articles by the PTA, School Nurse News, Web MD, professors, eye doctors, and more...

About Success in School with Vision Therapy
Read stories written by students, parents and teachers about improved grades, reading, spelling, math, handwriting, and more.

Attention Deficit Disorder and Vision
Is it really ADD/ADHD? Or is it an undetected vision problem?

Convergence Insufficiency and Reading Problems
This article by an eye doctor explains how and why convergence insufficiency causes problems with reading and learning. See the illustrations.

Dyslexia and Vision
The American Academy of Optometrists and the American Optometric Organization discuss vision, learning-related vision problems, and dyslexia.

Tracking Problems and Reading Difficulties
Article by an eye doctor explains how and why tracking problems interfere with reading skills. See the illustrations.

Vision Therapy and LDs
As part of an interview, an eye doctor discusses whether Vision Therapy helps learning disabilities or learning-related vision problems.



Binocular Vision Impairments

Lazy Eye, Crossed-Eyes, Double Vision, Strabismus, etc.
An explanation of strabismus and related material.

lazy eye?
Lazy eye is not the same as strabismus (a crossed eye or an eye turn). Read this very easy-to-understand explanation.

Children's Vision
A large web site with many pages of easy-to-understand information on lazy eye, crossed-eyes, strabismus, developmental delays, eye muscle surgery, dyslexia, binocular vision impairments, and much more.

Eye Muscle Surgery
Answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding eye muscle surgery as a treatment for lazy eye, crossed eyes, etc. This type of surgery is frequently done, but often does not give satisfactory results.



3D Stereo Vision

3D Vision (Binocular Vision)
How does it work? Why do we need it?

Eye Doctors and 3D Vision
Eye doctors use stereoscopic 3D images to develop and reinforce 3D vision.

The Stereo Vision Project
What is stereo vision? What is a binocular (two-eyed) vision impairment?

vision3d.com
Learn to see in 3D! Visit the 3D Art Gallery and view Magic Eye stereograms, stereo photographs, optical illusions, and much more.



General Resources

What is a Complete Eye Exam?
It is not enough to test the clarity of eyesight at a distance of 20 feet (known as 20/20). A complete visual evaluation tests many aspects of vision.

What is Vision Therapy?
Various definitions of Vision Therapy by American Optometric Association, eye doctors, and patient advocates.

National Directory of Eye Doctors
Find an eye doctor in another state. This directory provides free referrals to eye doctors who offer specialized services, such as vision therapy, neuro-optometric rehabilitation, therapeutic lenses, preventive care, etc.

Vision Therapy FAQs
An eye doctor answers questions about Vision Therapy in an interview.

Vision Therapy Research and Medical Literature

Success Stories
A general catalog of vision therapy success stories

Optometrists and Ophthalmologists
What are the differences in practice focus between a pediatric optometrist and a pediatric ophthalmologist?

Choosing an Eye Doctor
Comments by educators on choosing pediatric vision care for a child.

Vision Glossary
Build your visual health vocabulary.


COVD

(College of Optometrists in Vision Development) is the only national organization that offers board certification to eye doctors in the areas of vision development, perceptual impairment, and vision therapy. This educational site provides information and an internal directory of certified practitioners.


PAVE

(Parents Active for Vision Education) is a national resource group, which provides information about the benefits of vision therapy. Many parents, seeing their children blossom in school through vision therapy (after being told that "their eyes are fine"), were determined not to have others struggle needlessly. Their volunteer efforts created and maintain this site.

OEP

(Optometric Extension Program) is an organization dedicated to both the postgraduate study of vision development and therapy for optometrists. They also take an active roll in informing the public about issues involved in vision and learning.


Vision Therapy
This site provides answers to frequently asked questions about vision therapy.

Optometric Organizations

Optometrists Network
A national network of optometrists.

COVD -- The College of Optometrists in Vision Development
An international professional organization which grants board certification in Vision Therapy to optometrists.

AOA -- The American Optometric Association
Organization of 32,000 optometrists.

OEP -- Optometric Extension Program Foundation
Serving the educational needs of optometrists.

NORA -- Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association International, Inc.
An organization which provides direction for the visual rehabilitation of persons who have physical disabilities and/or traumatic brain injuries (TBI). 
 
VISION THERAPY
Learning Problems
Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)
Home Vision therapy
Binocular Vision (3-D)
Baby Vision Exams
Vision Therapy Offices
An Interview with an Eye Doctor
Vision Education (PAVE)
Scientific Studies on Learning & Vision
Optometric Vision Therapy
Developmental Delays
College in Vision Development
Optometric Extension Program
Optometry Network