Category: Clinic

Environmental Causes of Astigmatism

A collection of readings re: the effects of posture on astigmatism. http://www.oepf.org/sites/default/files/Symphony%20Article_1.pdf Forrest-a new model of functional astigmatism Forrest-Astig as fx of visual scan, head scan, posture Forrest-eye scan therapy for astigmatism The_Effect_of_Accommodation_on_Ocular_Shape-Mutti  

Sight Tests Not Needed

Every now and then, a blog post reveals truths about a writer or a body that was never intended as part of the original goal of writing. Doctors of optometric vision rehabilitation will recognize in the blog post linked below…

Press Lites

Have a look at this tool for amblyopia treatment from Dr. Len Press:   http://visionhelp.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/press-lites-available-through-bernell/

Recommended Reading List

A new VT OD recently asked for a listing of books to explore new horizons. This post is the result. It is a simple listing of books that I enjoy and have found especially helpful in a) learning procedures, and…

Binasal Occlusion for Infantile Esotropia

The following arises from a discussion in the DOC-L mail list sponsored by SCO. The topic was the use of binasal occluders (varying opacity sectoral occlusion applied to spectacle lenses to encourage lateral muscle function and spatial awareness). Typically, such…

PDD Tx

List, The question came up on the VTOD DOC list re: what to do with Pervasive Developmental Delay – children with significant neuromuscular/neurosensory integrative concerns. Addressing full body enhances spatial awareness and visuomotor control. There are added benefits including better…

Tx for Dominant Drusen

Here’s a case of a 41 yocf w/dominant drusen/early ARMD. Not exactly a VT case, but in time, this lady will require adaptive help. So, what else can be done in the meantime? I consulted with Dr. Yves Sauve, Director…

Book: Clinical Management of Binocular Vision

Clinical Management of Binocular Vision: Heterophoric, Accommodative, and Eye Movement Disorders [Paperback] Mitchell Scheiman OD (Author), Bruce Wick OD PhD (Author) From the product description online: This basic text covers the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of the most prevalent vision…

Visual Impediments to Learning

The latest edition of Optometry and Visual Performance (OVP) contains an article I co-authored with Dr. Noella Piquette from the University of Lethbridge on Visual Impediments to Learning. It is an overview of the physiology, politics, and clinical aspects of…

Dr. Andrew Wakefield

Andrew Wakefield was vilified for allegedly warning parents against vaccines, that these cause autism. As you might expect, there is much more to the story than what the headlines presented. In this interview, Dr. Wakefield does a great job filling…