Author: DrB

Buying Toys

See Also: Favourite Toys Holiday/Birthday Toys: Have Fun and Build Vision We all grow following the same path, beginning from when sperm meets egg, through gestation, birth, and beyond. As we grow, we learn, without even trying. It’s a natural…

Favourite Toys

See Also: Buying Toys This page lists my favourite toys. These are chosen for a variety of reasons, including: >Value in promoting development of visual skills. >Value in promoting general physical and mental development. >Degree of interest and intrigue for…

VT at Home: Ophthalmology Wakes Up

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, some ophthalmologists considered very seriously different elements of visual function (control of the movement of the eyes) insofar as it contributes to significant dysfunction and interferes with reading. At times, the concepts of…

Harmon Distance

Research on human ergonomics has determined that the optimal visual distance for reading and other close work is the Harmon Distance or “Elbow Distance”. This distance is measured by placing a closed fist under the chin and resting the elbow…

Saccadic Track

  Purpose: To reinforce reading eye movments, that is, left-right, up-down rapid sequential eye movements that are necessary for quickly and accurately acquiring visual signals from the printed page. Material/Equipment: Print off the attached document. Ensure the client is wearing…

Meditation: Quick Meditation

Purpose: Meditation: Introduction Meditation: Setting the Stage Meditation: Introduction to Lessons Meditation: Quick Meditation Meditation: The Candle Meditation: Modified Candle For Children Meditation: Beads Meditation: Direct Seeing Approaching Therapy Consider initiating time for meditation to begin your sessions. You should…

Meditation: Setting the Stage

See Also: Meditation: Introduction Meditation: Setting the Stage Meditation: Introduction to Lessons Meditation: Quick Meditation Meditation: The Candle Meditation: Modified Candle For Children Meditation: Beads Meditation: Direct Seeing Approaching Therapy Frequently in a Western (largely Caucasian Christian) world, we are…

VSP: Visual Signal Processing

It is almost impossible to know exactly ‘how’ vision works in the brain. We can begin to break down actual brain functions by studying behaviour, but nowadays technology allows us to get closer still to what is really going on.…

Visual Risk Assessment Tool

Introduction As a species, I doubt we evolved specifically to end up using computers, smart devices, and other sustained near-point activities. The signs of visual strain are common, but often go undetected or ignored. Use this tool to do a…

Cook’s 7 Visual Abilities

THE 7 VISUAL ABILITIES Dr. David Cook is a leading speaker and clinician working with visual neurorehabilitation. In Dr. Cook’s clinic in Marietta, Georgia, he uses Optometric Vision Therapy to train seven different visual abilities, what I call ‘Cook’s 7…